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TexasGlockster
11-20-2011, 14:31
So before we started with this shindig, I'm not a huge fan of shooting crappy rounds through my G17. That being said, I'm looking for a decent, range round that is relatively inexpensive. Thoughts?

mikep_51o
11-20-2011, 14:35
try federal, @walmart 100rds/ 19.99

Adjuster
11-20-2011, 14:39
Good ole Winchester White Box. Or anything else they sell at WalMart.

Glockguy111
11-20-2011, 14:39
sgammo.com.....Speer Lawman 115gr $199.99 for 1000 rounds, $216 with shipping, works out about the same if you were gonna go to Walmart and buy federal. Plus the Lawman ammo is so much better, thats what I shoot with at the range.

moishlashen
11-20-2011, 14:42
WWB, Federal American Eagle, and Canned heat from Georgia Arms is what I use.

Ummagumma
11-20-2011, 15:18
try federal, @walmart 100rds/ 19.99

That's the best price I found, too, for "reasonable" sized purchases.

In our local WM's, these boxes are gone quickly, so I have to stop by a couple of times to catch them. The clerk in one of Wally's told me this particular package is shown as discontinued, but he can still place orders for it.

The 50 rd box of Federal for $11.95 is probably the second best.

These are the only items I buy at Wallys.

Jokerpro
11-20-2011, 15:42
Federal Champion

LibertyPatriot
11-20-2011, 16:11
If you have an Academy Sports nearby, I've had good luck with their Monarch brand. Soft recoil but haven't had any failures yet through my G17 gen3. Made by Prvi Partisan in Serbia I believe. 9mm is $10.99/box for brass case.
They also have the WWB 100rd pack for $21.99.

ronin.45
11-20-2011, 16:35
I shoot the heck out of Blazer. If I can't get Blazer cheap I'll get Federal Champion at Wal-Mart.

guitarded_1
11-20-2011, 17:11
I find USA Ammo to be as cheap as anything around here - including Wally World.

DannyR
11-20-2011, 17:42
If you are looking for quality inexpensive ammo, than I can only recommend three:

Winchester USA
American Eagle
S&B

danattherock
11-20-2011, 17:52
Winchester 100 round white boxes and Federal Champion from Walmart. Best shooting affordable ammo I have found. Pretty good stuff actually. Priced right, especially when you find it on sale which it was just last week.


-Dan

TxGlock9
11-20-2011, 17:54
sgammo.com.....Speer Lawman 115gr $199.99 for 1000 rounds, $216 with shipping, works out about the same if you were gonna go to Walmart and buy federal. Plus the Lawman ammo is so much better, thats what I shoot with at the range.Best advice.
Speer Lawmans over anything else FMJ.

nkresho
11-20-2011, 17:54
I've had great luck shooting dynmit nobel 124gr. From Ammunitiontogo. It's rumored to be NATO spec. Feels just like Win NATO to me, so I agree.

http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/product_info.php/pName/50rds-9mm-dynamit-nobel-geco-124gr-fmj-ammo/manufacturers_id/63?osCsid=rte28go33bf3pr0lad1bbr9rk6

Brass reloads great too.

Been through a few thousand rounds so far. No issues whatsoever.

They do come in some wierd little boxes though. I can fit more in an ammo can than the federal boxes too.

Radian
11-20-2011, 17:56
UMC 250 packs. Wal-mart stock and run like a top on all my 9mms..

TxGlock9
11-20-2011, 18:00
So before we started with this shindig, I'm not a huge fan of shooting crappy rounds through my G17. That being said, I'm looking for a decent, range round that is relatively inexpensive. Thoughts?

Decent is a relative word and you're going to get a bunch of answers from WWB, federal, UMC, PMC, etc. To me those brands are "decent," but not good enough for me. My personal suggestion for you is to buy something that you're going get the best practice with that closely resembles a real self defense situation when using +P defensive ammo(no, not the kind that fight back :supergrin:). Speer lawmans are packed hotter than all the brands listed above and closely resemble the Speer Gold Dot +P Hollowpoint ammo. If you want perfect practice, practice with what's going to be close to the real thing..

Remember practice only makes permanent. Perfect practice makes Perfect permanently....

MandPdude
11-20-2011, 18:23
All I shoot at the range is Sellier & Bellot 115 grain. You can find it at Cabela's for 9.99 a box. It shoots a little hotter than a normal 115 grain round, and I've got 1500 rounds through my Glock 19 without a hiccup.

Reaper19
11-20-2011, 19:41
I am a big fan of Rem UMC 115 grain. Not so much with PMC.

Roger G23
11-20-2011, 19:48
Anybody used Aguila ammo from Mexico? How's it run? And please don't say north! lol

mt920
11-20-2011, 19:49
try federal, @walmart 100rds/ 19.99

Agree.... The only problem is my local WalMart sell out of these bullets quickly.

jack76590
11-20-2011, 19:51
sgammo.com.....Speer Lawman 115gr $199.99 for 1000 rounds, $216 with shipping, works out about the same if you were gonna go to Walmart and buy federal. Plus the Lawman ammo is so much better, thats what I shoot with at the range.

Never used these guys but case of lawman for $210 with free shipping on case.

http://www.targetsportsusa.com/p-662-speer-lawman-9mm-luger-115-grain-total-metal-jacket-ammunition.aspx

Also have RWS for $209 a case delivered.

TrueGunNut
11-20-2011, 20:00
Anybody used Aguila ammo from Mexico? How's it run? And please don't say north! lol

Hey there, Ole Roger. I shot 100 rounds of aguila 45acp 230gr through my suppressed hk45c the other day and it ran flawlessly. I'd swear you are buying the same thing as Remington ammo since the stuff is actually made in meh-hi-co on Remington equipment....

Roger G23
11-20-2011, 20:11
Hey there, Ole Roger. I shot 100 rounds of aguila 45acp 230gr through my suppressed hk45c the other day and it ran flawlessly. I'd swear you are buying the same thing as Remington ammo since the stuff is actually made in meh-hi-co on Remington equipment....Cool man. Thanks for the info. Just looking at the stuff, it appears to be good quality.

badbowtie
11-20-2011, 20:30
My range sells PMC. I haven't had a problem at all with the 1,200++ rounds I've put through my 17. I also see no difference in the WWB I shoot at my buddy's house. Plus it's cheaper than dirt.


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Roger G23
11-20-2011, 20:46
sgammo.com.....Speer Lawman 115gr $199.99 for 1000 rounds, $216 with shipping, works out about the same if you were gonna go to Walmart and buy federal. Plus the Lawman ammo is so much better, thats what I shoot with at the range.Hey thanks for letting us know. I just placed my order for a 1000 round case of Lawman 115gr. Good stuff at that price. I usually get all my SD ammo from SGAMMO.com too Great family owned retailer.

bilkay
11-20-2011, 20:46
Speer Lawman. From the online sources already mentioned.

tcruse
11-20-2011, 21:07
S&B, MFS2000 (brass, Cabelas) - 1200+ fps, reloadable good quality
WWB - Walmart or other places - standard to compare against
CTD Ruag Precision Ammo - 1200+ fps, clean, zinc plated steel

For special treat try some Cabelas Herters TNJ (Total Nylon Jacket ). Made in usa by Blazer. Very clean and very low on lead exposure. If supply lasts and the price stays reasonable, this will probably become my only choice. Considered by most as not reloadable.

Lindenwood
11-20-2011, 21:38
It's a Glock. Run anything through it that is made of metal :P . Though I load my own at about $12 per 100 :) .

rdpG19
11-21-2011, 04:20
Blazer 115gr excellent clean and cheap, I buy 1000rds at a time and get it for about 9.50 p/box. Highly recommend it.

plouffedaddy
11-21-2011, 06:44
Silver Bear. The stuff is as clean as Blazer, Wincester, Speer, ect... and is way cheaper when you buy it in bulk. I run it in handguns, ARs, AKs, SKSs, and have never had an issue. They sell it on militaryshooters.com (I don't own it or anything, just trying to pass on a deal...)

Dogpatch06
11-21-2011, 08:03
I just ordered 1000 rounds of Speer Lawman from SGAmmo.com. Thanks for the link.

mervstump
11-21-2011, 08:59
So before we started with this shindig, I'm not a huge fan of shooting crappy rounds through my G17. That being said, I'm looking for a decent, range round that is relatively inexpensive. Thoughts?

I used WWB until I discovered Aguila from Military Shooters as described below. Price is right and so is the shipping cost. My Glock 17 feels much better with this than it does with the WWB.

9mm Aguila 9mm 124gr FMJ (500 rds) ** IN STOCK **
Aguila 9mm 124gr FMJ (500 rds) ** IN STOCK **
$97.50 - 54 in stock
Mfg:A9AGFMJ
SKU:0
Merv

Golddog
11-21-2011, 09:10
Good suggestions - I've had success with most of the above. However, CCI aluminum-cased has NOT run reliably in any of the many pistols I've owned, including Glock 19's, a 26, and a 34.

Glockman67
11-21-2011, 10:15
Good suggestions - I've had success with most of the above. However, CCI aluminum-cased has NOT run reliably in any of the many pistols I've owned, including Glock 19's, a 26, and a 34.

Could be the lot, the last case of CCI blazer 115gr I used felt underpowered and would not cycle my slide properly. However, this case was shot towards the back end of 10,000 rounds with an old recoil spring and weak mag springs. A call to LWD and Glockmeister fixed that problem. Nevertheless, Blazer is as clean as it gets.

Right now, I'm rocking 124gr TMJ Speer Lawman. Hot stuff, but dirty as heck!

gman67

JimIsland
11-21-2011, 10:21
I have put 800 rounds of WWB through my G26 and over 1000 rounds through my 380 Bersa without a glitch. It's cheap and readily available. I heard from a few peeps that it was low grade, crap ammo but since I haven't had a single FTF or FTE, "I" have to disagree.

jeffyjeff
11-21-2011, 12:34
wwb 100 round boxes. every single box has 101-103 rounds in it, it's like getting a present!

IT0
11-21-2011, 16:45
Good ole Winchester White Box. Or anything else they sell at WalMart.

Ditto

tcruse
11-21-2011, 18:47
Good suggestions - I've had success with most of the above. However, CCI aluminum-cased has NOT run reliably in any of the many pistols I've owned, including Glock 19's, a 26, and a 34.

The cci aluminum sold under the Blazer box is not the hottest ammo, I have however not had any issues with it. I have shot it with Springfield XDm, Glock 26 Gen3, Glock 17 Gen4, Ruger P95 and Keltec P11. The TNJ version from Cabelas is even cleaner and maybe hotter than the other. Have not done any measurements. Rated at 1150 fps. I have read several reports of engineering tests that show the aluminum case is many times stronger than the brass case. If you re-load then brass is better, but otherwise the aluminum may be a better choice.

If anyone has documentation on the subject please pass it on.