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best quality 1000 round 45acp ammo

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by kave, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. kave


    Dec 12, 2011
    east tn
    hey guys. just got my gen4 glock 21. got speer gold dot for carry, but need bulk ammo advice. any luck with cheaper than dirt umc or bvac. also looked at canned heat from georgia arms, but they got mixed reviews. i dont care to pay more for better quality stuff. thanks.
  2. Fire_Medic

    Fire_Medic Polymer Butcher CLM

    May 19, 2008
    The Gunshine State
    If you're going to shoot a to of 45 look into reloading......

    Otherwise, opinions will be all over the place on factory ammo. I never had an issue with GA arms before I started reloading, I also like the PMC ammo as well. Fiocchi makes good stuff too but loaded hot, I like it though.

    Go shoot and enjoy.

  3. brisk21


    May 13, 2008
  4. John Eastwood

    John Eastwood

    Mar 14, 2011
    If you have a .45ACP, you better be reloading. My 1911 likes to eat.
  5. ronin.45


    Apr 24, 2008
    Blazer is great plinking ammo. It's aluminum cased so if you want to get into reloading, it's not for you. Very good ammo for the money though.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2012
  6. agent clark

    agent clark

    Aug 5, 2007
    Search around online for a brand you're comfortable with at the lowest price, but don't forget to check what shipping is. ammoman is always free shipping, many others are only $10 or so.
  7. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

    Dec 17, 1998
    Roanoke, Virginia
    I'd stick with Winchester USA, Blazer and American Eagle. Avoid factory re-manufactured ammo and steel cased imports. Watch Cabelas and Gander Mountain for sales, and always check
  8. OrGlocker


    Mar 8, 2009
    Salem, Oregon
    One quick question when your done are looking into reloading this brass?
  9. Congrats!!!!! The Gen4 21 is my favorite pistol and very fun to shoot. As far as ammo, I find the Federal Champion, American Eagle and WWB to fit my economical and quality standards for a good round.
  10. MajorD


    Aug 16, 2010
    economical and regular use of factory 45 are not really in the same sentence. reloading is the long term solution, but in the short term the bottom line is any of the main ammo companies blaster ammo (win white box,federal american eagle, cci blazer-brass or aluminum,rem-umc) will do, understanding bulk bargain ammo is NOT going to give the same level of accuracy or quality control than higher priced match ammo.
    Foreign makes like magtech, aguila, privi, fiocchi and pmc are decent too. My take is look locally for sales- my local shop often can match or beat online prices and even beat some of the chain stores. I try to support actual gun shops whenever possible.
  11. MajorD


    Aug 16, 2010
    ps you can spend as little as 15 bucks a box for 45 (give or take) or as much as 50- the level of quality and performance you are willing to pay for is your decision. Honsetly in a glock which is likely to be used exclusively inside 25 yards it doesn't much matter. If you get into a 45 acp target grade gun like a tuned 1911 or smith revolver ammo starts to show big differences in accuracy,especially at 50 yards.
  12. moishlashen

    moishlashen Senile Member

    Jun 25, 2011
    Midwest, USA
  13. F106 Fan

    F106 Fan

    Oct 19, 2011
    That sgammo .45 in ACP runs about $300/1000. My cost to reload:
    Bullets: $124/1000
    Primers: $35/1000
    Powder: $15/1000

    Total $174/1000 and that's for Precision Delta 230 gr FMJ

    If I use lead bullets, the price is around $30 less (I can still do better) or $144/1000. I might be able to get it down to $110/1000 with a little smarter shopping.

    Saving $150/1000 will buy a lot of reloading equipment. You can get into a pretty nice setup for $750 or so. All you need to do is figure out if you need to reload 5000 bullets over some period of time. Yes, you can get started in reloading for a lot less money but you don't want to. The production rate will be so low that you might never catch up. I want to reload faster than I can load magazines. Of course, reloading takes time.

  14. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

    Apr 13, 2006
    Southern Maryland

    For 'range ammo', try some CCI Blazer (either brass case or aluminum) 230 gr FMJ.

    The aluminum cased Blazer shoots incredibly well from my old G21 and G30SF.
    Very accurate, out of both.
  15. brisk21


    May 13, 2008

    Holy cow thats cheap!! I need to "bite the bullet" and get some equipment.
  16. whoflungdo


    Jul 15, 2008
  17. gmp


    Jan 11, 2012
    This last weekend I purchased 500 rounds of WWB 230 grain FMJ for $32 per 100 round bulk pack. I would have purchased more but that is all they had. That is $320 for 1000 rounds of factory loaded ammunition. Not bad at all! GO WAL MART! However, it is not loaded as hot as the American Eagle. Also, if you reload, the Federal Champions are loaded with small pistol primers so reloaders beware. I hope that Federal does not start to do that on their higher quality rounds like others have.
  18. sps


    Aug 20, 2009
    Hey Kave, I also have pair of fat girls,that love to eat that.45.
    A gen 3 21 and a para 14.45. I had been shooting blazer brass and winchester
    white box and a little bit every once in a while surplus .45 cal match and is it nice !!!! any way it's stashed deeeeeep.
    But started shooting sellier & bellot from chech republic and rws from switzerland and both are a little hot (as most eruo ammo is) .
    Both are very accurate and extremely clean shooting.
    I have been shooting both for a while and a few weeks ago I bought 2 cases of s&b 230 gr. $300.00 each at a gun show. It was sunday at 3:00 pm right at
    closing time. Best time to shop at a show.
  19. KJ4GR


    Dec 22, 2011

    Just remember, you also need brass. That $174 they are quoting is if they already have 1000 empty shells. Not to mention the time it takes to reload 1000 rounds and time is $$ in my book.