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Practice Ammo 9 MM Luger

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by gunsnfish, Oct 26, 2012.


  1. gunsnfish

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    Just wanted to see what people preferred for target ammo?? Must be JHP that is a range rule were I shoot.At the range I Shoot at 50/75/150 ft paper targets and steel plates.My firearm of choice is Gen 4 Glock 17
     

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  2. Kentguy

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    gunsnfish,

    I shoot in the local GSSF competitions with my G17 (Gen 3).

    I reload my own so I pratice with 124g FMJ (from precision Delta), for paper and use JHP's for steel plates & such. I am not a fan of 115g ammo which is cheap & common out there but 124g, that's my preference.

    If your buying ammo and just punching holes in paper, Federal or Winchester are fine.
     

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    I usually use Winchester White box 115 gr 9mm Luger ammo in my 9mm Luger, both the FMJ and JHP, but I can't find WWB 115 gr anywhere, and that's the only HP I've found that feeds reliably in it.

    Where is all the WWB???
     
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    Find a new range as that is an ignorant as well as stupid rule. :upeyes:
     
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    I'll buy just about any brand with brass casings, but I really prefer 147 gr ammo. It seems to shoot a little more true, 6 o'clock hold'ish. The 115 gr shoots low in my opinion. It's hard to find 147 gr regularly in my area that's my biggest obstacle.
     
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    Just wondering...

    Do you know why your range rules mandate the use of JHP only?

    It's kind of an odd restriction. :headscratch:
     
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    I wouldn't say I prefer target ammo, it is more a matter of cost. I reload so that helps reduce the cost, but most of the time hollow points are more expensive. Most that I know that shot 9mm target because it's cheaper.

    My reloads are usually loaded to give the same energy as my defense loads. I like to practice what you would have to shoot. But the only restrictions of shoot type at the range I Shoot at is no steel in shotgun shells and no rifle Rounds indoors.

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    Butting in here... Since steel targets were mentioned by the OP, it is possible that the risk of ricochets is (or is perceived to be) greater with FMJ than with hollow points.


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    Sorry i did not make that clear,you can use FMJ if shooting paper targets.But as far as the plates r concerned.JHP only
    and no magnum rounds. I prefer to use JHP because I don't want to bring to separate types of ammo, and it is to easy make an error having both.Like mentioned above they r concerned with a bounce.
     
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    ^^ YEAH! and why in the world would you wanna practice pistol shooting at 100/150 ft.??:what:

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    I use any and all cheap ammo. Be it steel case Russian stuff or WWB, it all works.
     
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    There is a range near me with the same rule, "NO FMJ" never went back, I didn't have any 223 HP with me and you had to sit down and shoot underneath a wooden wall that was around 4 ft. off the ground. All this for only $10. Besides the risk of ricochet, I think that maybe FMJ travel farther the HP, please correct me if I am wrong.
     
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    Lots of people dont like the CCI aluminum case 115 gr 9mm but all my guns eat it without a hitch. I find it for about $10 a box.
     
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    That is the way the range is designed.50 ft 75 ft and 150. The 150 FT position is usually with a red dot scope and 75 is plain sights and red dots. we also have a plate rack at 150 the plates are approx 6 inch diameter I get 1 or 2 of them but I miss allot more than I hit . But I don't make the rules I just follow them .But keep the ammo flowing I like hearing what flows threw a Glock 17 without a hitch
     
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    I fail to see whty you cannot shoot shoot cheap frangible ammo.
     
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    I practice with my 115gr FMJ reloads here in VT.