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cowboy1964
08-23-2010, 12:27
Was thinking of ordering some just to try. Is it still being produced? If not, when was it stopped?

fastbolt
08-23-2010, 13:38
Still on their website.
http://le.atk.com/general/federalproducts/pistol/classic.aspx

Glockdude1
08-23-2010, 13:41
$1 a round. :wow:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=185644446

hotpig
08-23-2010, 13:47
I have not had any in stock in so long I forgot what it looks like. As far as I know it is still under production.

FatBoy
08-23-2010, 14:05
$19/50 http://www.tds-us.com/viewitem.php/tds/pd1273536/FEDERAL_9MM_P_115_GRN_JHP_9BPLE_-_50_ROUNDS

I use to CCW this, now 124+p GD, but I would have no problem if that was all i had.
FB

unit1069
08-23-2010, 15:29
$1 a round. :wow:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=185644446

I'd like to try some of this ammo because I've read so much about it, but at that price I think I'll pass.

If it's still in production there will be better opportunities.

MURRAY
08-23-2010, 17:55
I'd like to try some of this ammo because I've read so much about it, but at that price I think I'll pass.

If it's still in production there will be better opportunities.

Was thinking of ordering some just to try. Is it still being produced? If not, when was it stopped?



I have to use this in my sig p6 I would use it in my other pistols if I didnt have other ammo good load long history

FatBoy
08-24-2010, 14:01
I'd like to try some of this ammo because I've read so much about it, but at that price I think I'll pass.

If it's still in production there will be better opportunities.

Did you miss my post directly above yours???? .38 cents per round.:faint:

FB

fastbolt
08-24-2010, 14:19
I thought Speer & Winchester also still offered their 115gr JHP +P+ loads, but I didn't see the Rem 115gr +P+ JHP on their LE website. I think I may still have a box, maybe two, of the Rem version somewhere in my ammo collection, but I recall using most of the last case of it I came across for range ammo.

Little Joe
08-24-2010, 20:24
Did you miss my post directly above yours???? .38 cents per round.:faint:

FB

My guess is he posted his reply to the OP before reading all of the posts. Ask me how I know? :rofl: I've done it more than a time or two. :rofl:


LJ

unit1069
08-25-2010, 18:03
Did you miss my post directly above yours???? .38 cents per round.:faint:

FB

No, I did see your link and thanks for that. I added that site to the list I have for online ammo.

I've decided that for my next ammo purchase I'm going to buy some bonded ammo.

2bgop
08-26-2010, 19:12
I bought another 500 rounds from Streichers a few months ago. I have a BHP that shoots the 9BPLE better than any other round I can find. From what I can find in research, it seems to have a good track record, even though it old tech.

Jr.
08-27-2010, 06:10
I have some for my G19's and 92fs. If im not mistaken the Illinois state police used it when they were issued 9mm's.

FatBoy
08-27-2010, 10:10
I bought another 500 rounds from Streichers a few months ago. I have a BHP that shoots the 9BPLE better than any other round I can find. From what I can find in research, it seems to have a good track record, even though it old tech.

Ya, I keep some around for my P7M8 &M13. They just like it better than Speer 124+p GDs, that my Glocks and Beretta get.

FB

ColCol
08-28-2010, 10:49
I was going to order some of this from TDS since the price was right but, they lay the wood to you in shipping and handling. Ends up being nearly as much as the cost of the ammo.

cowboy1964
08-28-2010, 11:06
I was going to order some of this from TDS since the price was right but, they lay the wood to you in shipping and handling. Ends up being nearly as much as the cost of the ammo.

All the online places seem to charge $15-20 minimum for shipping. Gotta order multiple boxes for it to make sense.

hotpig
08-28-2010, 12:01
15-20 depending on your zip code is the average price of shipping 500 rounds of ammo.

stopatrain
08-28-2010, 12:06
I like it but getting harder to find.

Olde School
08-28-2010, 13:48
State of the art in the 1980's. I still have a few boxes left with price tags that say $12.95 for 50 rounds from the early 90's. Accurate and reliable with a good track record for stopping the BG. It never failed to feed in my HP, S&W 6906 and of course my G-19. You can styill find it around if you search the web. Today I use Gold Dots and Golden Saber but would not feel I was at any disadvantage if I was carrying 9BPLE's.

cowboy1964
08-28-2010, 14:05
I was mainly interested in these at $19 a box for a long term stash. Beats $25-30 for Gold Dots, HSTs, etc.

JBP55
08-28-2010, 14:12
Did you miss my post directly above yours???? .38 cents per round.:faint:

FB

There is a reason this ammunition is in a plain white box and sold cheap. Same as the ammunition that has an X in front of the numbers. Not up to LEA specifications.

Merkavaboy
08-28-2010, 18:07
There is a reason this ammunition is in a plain white box and sold cheap. Same as the ammunition that has an X in front of the numbers. Not up to LEA specifications.

Just curious, what proof have you come across to support your claims? Do you know the "X" stands for? Have you seen any boxes of 9BPLE with an "X" in front of it?

JBP55
08-28-2010, 18:18
Just curious, what proof have you come across to support your claims? Do you know the "X" stands for? Have you seen any boxes of 9BPLE with an "X" in front of it?

This has been posted by vendors repeatedly who sell the LEA ammunition that does not meet specifications. Hot Pig should be able to confirm this with his vendors.

Merkavaboy
08-28-2010, 18:52
This has been posted by vendors repeatedly who sell the LEA ammunition that does not meet specifications. Hot Pig should be able to confirm this with his vendors.

I truely doubt that the 9BPLE that's packaged in the plain white Federal/ATK boxes are anything but standard production 9BPLE. It's cheaper using the simple black print on white box than using the multi-color Classic boxes.

If Fed makes a product for a specific agency or end-user that is not a standard product, they will use an "XM" product code. "XM" designates a limited run or "special product". A good example is some of the recent runs of 40S&W loads that we've seen on the market within the last two years. (Several products IIRC were loads in 135JHP and 180HST. I don't have access to my photo files right now to confirm exactly what loads they were, but I'll try and update this post with the 40S&W products when I can). (Update: Its XM40HA and XM40HC respectfully).

Two products that I'm positive about is the XM9MP which was made for a NY agency (read NYPD) that used the 124FMJ-SWC and rated at +P+ pressures and the XML9N1 lead-free encapsulated 124FMJ that was made for Taiwan National Police headstamped with NPA.

FatBoy
08-29-2010, 09:42
I was going to order some of this from TDS since the price was right but, they lay the wood to you in shipping and handling. Ends up being nearly as much as the cost of the ammo.

$16 for 500rds didn't seem too bad, but not great. If you're only ordering 1 box, then I'd expect to pay out the nose.

FB