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federal ammo??

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by robtonet, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. robtonet


    May 26, 2009
    old guy, new to glock......just bought 4 boxes of federal .45 ammo at walmart for 107.00 and change, is it one of the "allowed" ammos i can fire through my :dunno:new mod 21??--------guess i should have known that before i bought it--but if it is not --i can use it in my colt .45.--thanx--
  2. I don't see why not. Is it the 50 round box of FMJ? I shoot that all the time in my Glock 26 and my friend shoots it through his 23. No problems. Just an occasional crappy bullet. Had 2 bullets so far that had no powder in them. but that's out of 300+. It is also not very accurate for me compared to high priced sd rounds.

    And that price looks very painful. I am trading my 26 for a 30sf. The ammo on the 26 is $10 a box. now its going up to $25 for a box with the 30sf. Can't wait....

  3. remat


    Mar 19, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    What do you mean "allowed"? Who is restricting you?
    Outside of non-jacketed lead and factory disclaimers against reloads I have shot pretty much everything through mine.
  4. Glockaholic

    Glockaholic Millennium Member CLM

    Mar 31, 1999
    California and Las Vegas
    You are good to go!!

    I have purchased many such boxes and my G30 eats them like I eat cookies!!:rofl:
  5. No need to pay that price. I just ordered a case at $17.50+frt. A couple of weeks ago, I paid $18/box for REM FMJ at Dick's when they had a 10% off deal. Normal price is $20/box. I also buy from Precision Cartridge for $317/1000 ($16//box). So, you've got a lot of options for cheaper .45 FMJ. Just search a little harder.
  6. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    If it's .45ACP ammo, it'll be just fine in your G21. What's "allowed" ammo?
  7. 481


    Feb 20, 2009
    While I am sorry to see that some are still faced with having to pay high prices for their practice ammo, I consider Federal AE ammo (regardless of caliber) to be a "best buy" and stock up on it whenever I can. If you've gotten FMJ or TMJ ammo, you are all set.
  8. SIGShooter

    SIGShooter Hucklebucks

    Jan 25, 2005

    You know, they put this cool little book in the box that the Glock comes in.

    It's called the manual.

    It has all the information you'll need on "Allowed" ammunition.
  9. voyager4520

    voyager4520 -----

    Apr 25, 2009
    SE Colorado
    You can shoot anything but unjacketed lead in a Glock barrel that has polygonal rifling. You might have some feeding issues from the magazine with wad cutters though.
  10. Brucev


    Jul 19, 2009

    Federal makes very good quality .45 ACP FMJ ammo. It will work very well in your G-21. You need have no concern about using any such commercially produced standard 230 gr. FMJ load. The only concern you need have is using ammo loaded with plain cast/swagged lead bullets. Such bullets are not recommended for use with any Glock factory barrel. With aftermarket barrels by Lone Wolf, etc., one may use cast/swagged lead bullets.

    The price you mention at Wal-Mart is higher than what I am seeing in my area. In my area Federal Champion .45 ACP 230 gr. ammo runs $17.99/50 rds. at Wal-Mart. Winchester white box 230 gr. .45 ACP loads run $34.79/100 rds. I have found WWB 230 gr. JHP ammo at Wal-Mart for $26.99/50 rds. If you are unable to find more reasonable prices for ammo, I would suggest that you look at ordering from some of the websites listed in this thread. Another option is to purchase a basic reloading outfit and reload your own ammunition. That will very substantially reduce your cost as well as all you to avoid being at the mercy of ammo stocking decisions by Wal-Mart or other retailers. Sincerely. Brucev.
  11. robtonet


    May 26, 2009
    "allowed" ammo------seems like parma woods outside of parkville, range is sorta particular about which ammo is being fired there-----that was my reference to "allowed"

    yeah on the price --i was thinking it was marked 17.99 or similar and thought that was how much is was......but the 18 year old bag of estrogen that rang it up --came to 107 and change.......i dont think she entered the price, i think it was a scanned in item.........and i was busy talking with a the manager on another i paid for it an went home--i consider that a 30.00 dollar or so lesson learned and not to be repeated........thanks all for the information
  12. Scott in Houston

    Scott in Houston

    Oct 6, 2009
    Federal is now owned by Blazer I believe. It's good stuff. I have 1000's of rounds of the .40S&W and 9mm.
  13. remat


    Mar 19, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    ATK owns Federal, Speer, CCI, etc.
  14. I just scored 4 boxes of Federal 45acp from my local walmart. I was surprised to see it on the shelf, but was really surprised to see it was only $15.97 per box of 50. :wow: