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Federal Ammo

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by sbrill, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. sbrill

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    A friend of mine recently bought a G23. He is trying to get an internship with the DEA, so he has contacts that he talks to regularly in the DEA. Yesterday he was telling me about his conversation with the agent regarding Glocks (DEA uses G23s). Apparently this guy was telling him DO NOT USE FEDERAL AMMO, period. He said it is bad for Glocks. Does anyone know if there is any truth to this? The guys said to use WWB, which i dont particularly like. I try to buy the cheap federal 180 at walmart. So whats the deal with this? Why would it be bad for a Glock?
     
  2. I shoot the Fedral ammo thru all 4 of my Glocks, and I do not have any issues with it.
     


  3. Hunng

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    I use federal champion ammo from walmart almost exclusively in my glocks...unless im shooting my carry loads...the DEA guy is full of you know what.
     
  4. sbrill

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    Well thats what i figured. I just want to confirm. I know you cant shoot bare lead, but that stuff is fmj.
     
  5. The guy has a cousin that works for Winchester, Remington or CCI. I've run over 300 through my guns without a single issue. I've since gotten a great deal on some bulk American Eagle, but would still be shooting the Federal Champion if not.
     
  6. Maybe the guy was joking and meant FEDERAL GOV. ammo.:supergrin:
     
  7. tampashooters

    tampashooters Shellback

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  8. GLOCKdNlocked

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    That's funny, I asked a Police Officer what he prefers and he said Federals Champs & Rem UMCs over the WWBs. Claimed that the WWBs were dirty, which in fact was try when I tested them along with the Federals. The Rem UMCs from what I've read, then to jam and such more often. Maybe I'll buy a bulk box and run them through to see. But hands down Federal Champs are one of the best deals out there for target/practice ammo.
     
  9. cowboy1964

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    Federal is my favorite ammo. Glocks can eat anything, they sure as hell can eat Federal.
     
  10. cadillacguns

    cadillacguns Millennium Member

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    I use it every range session, DEA dude was full of Manushka!
     
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  11. voyager4520

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    Federal ammo is not bad for Glocks in any way. Steel-cased ammo is bad for the extractor, but I don't think Federal even makes steel-cased. Most Federal ammo(not the cheap Federal Champion) is loaded hotter than other brands, loaded about the same as self-defense loads which is what Glocks were designed for.

    Personally I've shot nearly 1000 rounds of .40SW Federal American Eagle of every grain through each my Glock 23 and Glock 27. Also about 50 rounds of Federal Hydra-Shock through each gun.
     
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  12. JBP55

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    This.
     
  13. bmylesk

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    +1000
     
  14. Jeepnik

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    Could be that upstanding "DEA contact" has stock in another ammo company.:upeyes:
     
  15. BrokenArrow

    BrokenArrow Millennium Member

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    The FBI and DEA used Federal duty ammo (165g Hydra-Shok) in Glocks for years. Then they switched to Speer (165 Gold Dot), now it's Winchester (180 Bonded).
     
  16. series1811

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

    So a guy who is trying to get an internship with DEA told you that he had heard federal ammo is bad from one of his "contacts" in the DEA and you believed it enough to actually come on here and ask?

    You need to tune your BS meter.
     
  17. Ceapea

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    Every LEO and Government agency personnel that I have ever spoken to (several LEO and only two Gov'ment men) use some sort of JHP SD ammo. They practice with what they use in the field. They don't shoot Fed champion, WWB or any other target ammo unless they are shooting their own gun on their own time. And even then they usually have access to their agency range and ammo.
    I think your friend might be full of poo poo.
     
  18. JBP55

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    They do use JHP ammunition in their duty guns (Primarily Gold Dot, Ranger T, PDX1, Golden Saber, HST ) but they also practice with the inexpensive ball ammunition. Most LEO shoot their duty rounds once or twice a year and are issued new duty rounds.
     
  19. glocknick

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    this is the same agency that sends there untrained employees to teach gun safety to school children. why would you listen to them about anything firearm related.