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Which 9mm Ball to buy?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Woodsman20, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Woodsman20

    Woodsman20

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    I am new to Glocks and I just picked up a 19, I am additionally new to 9mm.

    What is the best FMJ rounds that I can currently find from this list,

    Priv 115gr
    PMC 115grn
    Federal American Eagle 115
    Federal American Eagle 124
    CCI Blazer Brass 115 grn
    Wolf 115grn
    Speer Lawman 115grn

    Wrong time to be buying but o well.:upeyes:
     
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    I like to shoot the same grain ball as the same HP's I will load for concealed carry. For some reason I prefer the 124gr round. I have found that Winchester (not on the list) makes a good round in both ball and HP at 124gr. For just daily plinking or practice steel or brass is fine.
     
  4. pimuk

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    I think Winchester has Ranger T 124 grain +P (1,180 fps) and Ranger Nato ball one being 1,180 fps and another 1,235 fps.

    Speer Lawman and Speer Gold Dot are good combos in 115 grain and 124 grain class, too.
     
  5. Dandapani

    Dandapani

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    Buy whatever you can find.
     
  6. glocksterr

    glocksterr DirtyGlockHippy

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    im curious to where you get your numbers but ya, AE and Lawman are better brands.
     
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    I like the CCI Blazer Alum. for plinking(I do not reload)
    I like just about any surplus that can be found for plinking(hard to find any surplus now).
    For plinking use what ever shoots the best in your firearm, try a few.
     
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    Ball ammo is pretty much ball ammo. I do NOT care for Wolf though, dirty, steel cases prbably not the best for your extractor.
     
  9. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo NRA Life Member

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    I buy and shoot whatever I can find. As long as it functions well in my firearm and will not put myself or the gun at risk, then I will shoot it.

    Personally, I do not worry about shooting the same weight bullet for practice as I do for carry all of the time. I don't think a slight increase or decrease in POA is going to matter much if you aim COM when the SHTF. Of course, YMMV.

    That enough acronyms for you? :supergrin:
     
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    Since it's just for range/plinking, buy the cheapest brass or aluminum cased ammo you can find.
     
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  11. CTM_357

    CTM_357 first gen. g17

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    I really like the pmc for range use.
     
  12. pimuk

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    The 1,235 fps one was occasioanl and on non-regular Win product page somewhere. I thought one of GT members posted it hereon.

    I agree with the "built" quality of Lawman but never try AE. I have Lawman in 115 grain. It clocks around 1,189 fps (at 15 ft, 1,200 fps advertzied MV) in my G-17 and accurate.
     
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    I like the Speer Lawman 115 grain for my Glock 17. Seems a little hotter than most other brands and good QC.
     
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    I have had my g17 for a few months now and i have put every make of ammo through it (that I can think of) and not one malfunction.

    Since we have the CCW nazis in California I don't have to worry about practicing with my "carry" ammo. I can barely afford HPs as it is and only have one box on hand for HD.
     
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    The Glock 17 is a very reliable design. One of the best.
     
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    I've shot a lot of PMC, American Eagle and Blazer Brass. I like them all. I would go with whatever is cheaper and try a wide range of ammo. You might find something the G19 doesn't like but I doubt it. Glocks seem to shoot all FMJ ammo without a hiccup.
     
  17. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    match up the weight of the round you want to carry with the round you use for practice.
     
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    You're making holes in paper. Unless you reload get whatever is cheapest (probably the Wolf).
     
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    The weight of your practice ammo has almost no relevance to the weight of your carry ammo. Practice w/ whatever, and carry what you feel is best. I used to think it was important to practice w/ the same weight I carried. Truth is, practice/target ammo, is loaded a lot differently than self defense ammo. So even ammo of the same weight and same manufacturer, is probably going to shoot quite a bit different.

    IGF
     
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    I've had no problems with Winchester WWB or Blazer Brass.