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Glock 19 First Pistol : Best/Good Target Load?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Caric, Feb 16, 2012.

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  1. Caric

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    I bought my Glock 19 on tuesday. This is my very first handgun. I have been practicing with the greenish-white boxes of Remington UMC. I was wondering if this is -okay- practice ammo, or if there is something that is better, and cheaper out there?
     
  2. High Altitude

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    I shot a box of Remington UMC today out of my gen4 19. Probably the weakest factory ammo I have ever shot. Federal Champion isn't much better, but probably the cheapest factory ammo out there. These loads work, but the ejection is pretty weak.

    Fine for plinking, just realize what you are shooting.

    I like Blazer, American Eagle and Fiocchi.

    The American Eagle 124g FMJ I shot today was VERY accurate.
     


  3. Glock40man

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    Speer Lawman and, S&B are a couple more choices.
     
  4. Congrats on your New Glock. G19 one of the nicest handling and shooting firearms out there. You chose wisely.

    Enjoy
     
  5. Cowboy1629

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    Good choice and congratulations. Sorry I can't offer a good factory target load because mine only sees reloads. I would say as long as your gun functions correctly buy the cheap junk for practice and buy the best for self defense. Of course you want to make sure your new gun is reliable with the good stuff too.
     
  6. DannyR

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    Winchester USA 115-gr has been pretty consistent but inexpensive stuff. S&B in any weight is real good stuff.
     
  7. 2garfields

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    Go buy the cheapest ammo out there, Blazer is around $10 a box these day, and I easily had shot close to 500 rd out of it so far, no issue at all.
     
  8. Bruce M

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  9. dansub40

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    My G19 will shot anything. I most frequently shoot Winchester white box or cheap Federal ammo. I've also shot a lot of Blazer Brass but the availability of it in my area is slim to none.
     
  10. rentz

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    i stick with S&b and speer lawman if i can, or blazers. Federal is good too.
    I stopped buying wwb, the rounds were really dirty and the cases looked like reloads last time i bought a box
     
  11. dango

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    Winchester White Box . that's all I've ever used .It's always gone bang for me.
     
  12. MajorD

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    best and cheap can't be in the same sentence- considering what glocks are (not precision target guns) they will honestly only shoot a little better with premium ammo vs bargain ammo. Mine will shoot 2.5 inch 25 yard groups with cci blazer or winchester white box, but go under 2 inches with winchester ranger 124 grain. For what I use a glock for (idpa type ,gssf matches) the 1/2 inch difference is not going to be as important as my applying the fundamentals. whatever works and you can afford is fine for practice.
     
  13. Huber

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    Go as cheap as possible if your practicing.....Your Glock should eat anything you feed it I know mine does
     
  14. tophatxj

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    Honestly, whatever you can find the cheapest. It is better to have more ammo to practice with than something you can't shoot as much.
     
  15. INEEDMILK

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    I shoot Sellier & Bellot 115 almost exclusively through all of my guns. I think that it's the best mix between cheapness and quality. You end up paying less than a dollar extra for each 50 round box when compared to Federal from Walmart.
     
  16. RoundBrown

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    Feed it what ever your can get a hold of. though i would stay away from reloads that come from unfamiliar sources.
     
  17. cowboy1964

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    With Glocks (heck, most quality guns) don't worry about "best" for target ammo. Buy "cheapest" and practice more. But yeah, stick with name brands and stay away from mom-and-pop reloads (no offense to mom or pop).
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2012
  18. MCLAVER

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    Walmart has 100rds of Federal Champion for $20.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2012