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Underwood ammo

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by flw, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. flw

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    I've read and heard that generally Underwood ammo does meet or exceed the spec's from the manufacturer. It also costs alot less per round and uses Gold Dot bullets with quality cases/primers. Also they go where SAAMI Specs trail off.


    Basically Gold Dots that are HOT HOT HOT ! ! !



    In handguns, are the Underwood 9MM +P+ loads controllable (excessive recoil) for those shooters that can't handle 44mag/10MM/45ACP? How about Muzzle flash/temp blindness?

    Same question as above but with the Underwood 40 S&W loads.


    Thank you for your time.
     
  2. uz2bUSMC

    uz2bUSMC 10mm defender

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    What do you typically shoot, platform and specific load?
     

  3. Good question, and is information we would need to know.

    I have fired Underwood ammo in a Glock 20 10mm, and find it to be controllable.
     
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  4. uz2bUSMC

    uz2bUSMC 10mm defender

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    Yea, I'm thinking he just needs range time. He gave the .45acp as an example in the group of uncontrollable cartridges. If he has trouble controlling that, platform aside, he is going to have to get more trigger time.
     
  5. No doubt. Maybe a little time behind a G21 would do him some good.
     
  6. elliotb33

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    The 9mm 115 +p+ I noticed a little bit more flip but not much from factory FMJ plinking ammo. So you can tell you are shooting +p+ but the difference isn't much.
     
  7. 9mm +p+

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    I run their 124+P+'s in my 9's, it is definetly hotter than any other load that I've ever fired in a 9mm. Recoil is still controllable and very little flash that I've seen. Ordering a few boxes of their 45 +p 230's for my new HK on monday as well.
     
  8. DeLo

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    ............
     
  9. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    I'll be getting some 9mm 115gr JHP+p+ from UW. :cool:
     
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  10. flw

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    G23 Gen 4, 9mm (115 gr) and 40 S&W (180gr) which is used for target shooting. I'm looking at keeping some for Home Def. but would want to get some range time with them first.

    (yes I have a 40 to 9 conversion barrel and like both sizes for different reasons)

    I wanted some input on muzzle flip so I don't need to buy a box of each type (grain weight) of 9mm and 40 S&W to be close to what I might want at home in the end.
     
  11. SCmasterblaster

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    So tell me, how reliable is that G23 with 9mm?
     

  12. Honestly, the fact that you are asking this question, almost by definition means you shouldnt be looking for a +p+ load.

    A +p+ load (especially underwood, who is loading for maximum output) is going to be hot....

    Here is what I can tell you for sure... Its going to be louder, flashier and jumpier (possibly significantly so) than "+p" or "standard pressure"..

    So yes... its going to be slower for follow ups and controllability without significant amount of shooting practice.
     
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  13. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    I am going to order some UW +p+ 9mm ammo soon.
     
  14. David_Ely

    David_Ely GAP'r

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    I use Federal 9mm 115gr +P+ 9BPLE. It's cheap at Cheaper Than Dirt. What does Underwood have in 45 GAP?
     
  15. SCmasterblaster

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    for the CTD idea. :cool:
     
  16. flw

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    I've been very happy with mine. I use glock 9mm mags and none of the horror stories I had been concerned about happened.

    If using for self defense rather than just target and stock RSA, I would suggest a medium bullet weight (or more) and/or +p . Better safe than sorry.
     
  17. SCmasterblaster

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    in West Lebanon, NH on Sat/Sun. I'll be watching all of the ammo sales. It will fly out of there.
     
  18. hunter won

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    I like the UW Gold Dot 9mm 147 +P+. Excellent penetration and Mushroom from my Kahr PM9.
     
  19. SCmasterblaster

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    I wonder what velocity you get in your Kahr with that load? 1100 FPS?
     
  20. arushus

    arushus Biggest Member

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    I am a huge fan of UWA!!! That being said, if you are really worried about recoil in their hotter loads, I would suggest buying some Federal 147gr hst's made by federal, or gold dots from speer. Heavier 9mm rounds dont seem to produce as much felt recoil, IMO, and they perform as well, and most of the time better, than the lighter, high pressure loads. So, I think you should just go with some good SD ammo from one of the big manufacturers...