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Different GAP ammo

Discussion in 'The Bull Dawgs Club' started by David_Ely, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. David_Ely

    David_Ely GAP'r

    Jul 3, 2008
    Okemos, MI
    Ever since I bought my G38 I've shot nothing but 185gr ammunition. This last weekend I found a box of Remington UMC 230gr GAP ammo for a good price so I bought the last box they had. I found it to be quite a bit snappier than the Georgia Arms 185gr ammo I practice with. I didn't get a chance to compare it to the American Eagle 185gr ammo that I also have. I still have to try some 200gr ammo but I haven't found any locally yet.

    How do the different grain weights shoot in your GAPs?
  2. dbarry

    dbarry Silver Member

    Feb 15, 2010
    the Buckeye state
    I regularly shoot the following from my G37
    Berry's bullet- 185gr reloads
    Gold Dot 200gr factory
    Berry's bullet- 230 reloads.

    I like them all - no favorite (bullet weight). I did shoot a box of that remington UMC awhile back and the recoil was pretty snappy as you say.

  3. I've shot Federal 230 grain Am. Eagle and both the 185 and 200 grain Speer offerings. I think you're going to find that everything is snappy compared to Georgia Arms - they load it very light (isn't the muzzle velocity with those 185 gr in the 800 fps range?). The recoil of the GA ammo is nothing compared to the commercial stuff - I like it for practicing the fundamentals, though. I actually wish I'd started shooting with it instead of the full power loads.

    I've only been at it for just over a year, but so far I seem to do best with the 200 grain Speer loads - other than that, all the full commercial loads have felt pretty similar to me.
  4. legion3


    Mar 31, 2000
    Parrish FL

    I found GA 185 to be a weak round.

    At first I could not understand why the spent casings were just sort of falling, dribbling out of the gun

    I also tried some of their 44Mag practice...was like shooting a 38 through a 10" barrel all steel revolver.

    I have shot both Lawman 185/200, Remington 230 FMJ, Winchester 230 FMJ and even som of the "new" Sellier & Bellot 230 grain. All were snappy but not as snappy as the GD 185 grain ammo.
  5. fasteddie565

    fasteddie565 Combat Diver

    I have shot 45 ACP for the last 15 years. In the last six months I have bought a G 37 and a G 38. Snappy is not really a term I would use with either rds. I guess its relative.

    I shoot 230 grn out of both bull dawgs and it seems pretty mild to me.

  6. Thx-1138

    Thx-1138 NRA Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    North Carolina
    GA "Canned Heat" is more like "Canned Warmth".

    Good for most practice, though. Hot enough to cycle reliably, mild enough to shoot a lot of it, and doesn't foul your gun nearly as much as some other practice ammo like WWB.
  7. nastytrigger

    nastytrigger Mediocre Member

    Apr 10, 2005
    I could really see a difference in shooting 230gr WWB or Remington/UMC compared to 185gr or 200gr Speer Lawman. Lawman was very snappy. The 230gr was a pleasure to shoot! Very fond memories...