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gadgetnut259
11-25-2011, 22:49
Any feedback on S&B 9mm 115gr FMJ? There are some good prices out there on this ammo, but I've never tried it. I'm looking to make a bulk purchase of 1000 rounds and it scares me to buy that much of a brand I have never shot. What are your experiences with it?

Bruce M
11-25-2011, 23:03
I have had no issues with it. Some here say it is a bit faster than some of the other 115 gr stuff.

wagonm
11-25-2011, 23:04
S&B is good ammo, I do shoot their 9mm and 223 (when price is right), never an issue. Cabela's have them @ $9.99 today, it is a good price.

gadgetnut259
11-25-2011, 23:21
I have had no issues with it. Some here say it is a bit faster than some of the other 115 gr stuff.
That's what I've read too. It technically classifies as a +P load.

S&B is good ammo, I do shoot their 9mm and 223 (when price is right), never an issue. Cabela's have them @ $9.99 today, it is a good price. And FREE shipping! :cool:

How about USA AMMO? Anyone here try them? They have new 124gr FMJ for the same price. Given the choice, I'd much rather buy USA made than Czech made.

Merkavaboy
11-25-2011, 23:23
Great ammo. I still have a 1200 rnd case of the stuff from years ago. I was especially impressed with S&B's Range Safe steel cased 9mm. Excellent accuracy and not one problem out of a case of 1K.

aaron_c
11-25-2011, 23:40
S&B is probably one of my favorite range rounds. The kind I use(d) is steel case, but brass-coated steel case. Felt much much hotter than any other range ammo I've shot.

G19ftw
11-25-2011, 23:48
I've blasted a bunch of the 124gr stuff. Never had a problem.

gadgetnut259
11-25-2011, 23:49
I'm slowly getting my wife interested in shooting 9mm instead of just sticking with the .22 all the time. Do you guys feel S&B would be too hot for a small female beginner? I don't want to scare her off just as she's showing more interest.

G19ftw
11-25-2011, 23:51
I'm slowly getting my wife interested in shooting 9mm instead of just sticking with the .22 all the time. Do you guys feel S&B would be too hot for a small female beginner? I don't want to scare her off just as she's showing more interest.

No. She should do fine.

gadgetnut259
11-25-2011, 23:53
No. She should do fine.Good to know. Thanks.

gadgetnut259
11-26-2011, 00:15
OK...I placed my order with Cabela's! I chickened out just a little. I'm still concerned about buying all 1000 rounds of something I've never shot before, so I ordered 550 rounds (11 boxes) which was the minimum required to use the free shipping code. Not a bad deal at $9.99 a box! I still have it in my budget to get 500 more rounds of something else. I'm thinking maybe American Eagle, USA Ammo, or Blazer Brass. I'll have to watch for deals.

kirgi08
11-26-2011, 01:18
We've got S/B 9mm and there SG rounds,both are a hot round.I don't know if I'd go +p,Aguila otoh I would in pistol rounds.'08.

HGxyz
11-26-2011, 01:23
I'm slowly getting my wife interested in shooting 9mm instead of just sticking with the .22 all the time. Do you guys feel S&B would be too hot for a small female beginner? I don't want to scare her off just as she's showing more interest.

There is definitely softer shooting ammo available. If your goal is to avoid her being put off by the recoil, I say pick something else.

S&B is as good as it gets in my book, at any price (not comparing to premium defense ammo, but stuff like Win Ranger NATO). I've shot several thousand rounds over the past year. It solves 99% of the brass in the face problem some have experienced with gen4. Never had a malfunction shooting it in G26 (gen3 & 4) G17/G3, or G19/G3.

kirgi08
11-26-2011, 01:35
S/B Aguila and Geko are great ammo,however ta most folk there unheard of.'08. :dunno:

Glock40man
11-26-2011, 04:24
Great range ammo IMO.

paparic
11-26-2011, 05:49
I use it as range ammo and I have never had a bad experience with it.

beariedog
11-26-2011, 06:05
I ordered 1000 rounds yesterday this is my 5th order, I have
never had any problems with it.

elde
11-26-2011, 06:23
Some of the USA Ammo calibers are reloaded ammunition. Difficult to determine on their website which is which. S&B is my choice for practice ammunition and I'll even pay a little more for it simply because it's relatively clean and has an excellent power factor so will work in virtually any gun.

gwdex
11-26-2011, 06:37
Great range ammo. I just bought 1000 rouds.

Greg

the monk
11-26-2011, 07:58
I have shot over 5k with no issues. Love the stuff!

AquaHull
11-26-2011, 08:05
My Taurus and Kel-tec had about a about 5% FTFire rate with it.Taurus said it had hard primers and not to use it.:crying:

I tossed the duds next to the tree, after the winter and summer, I bought a G19. I loaded a mag up with the duds. The G19 fired every one without issue.

Ruger says not to use it in their LC9 because it has a soft primer and clogs up the firing pin channel, so don't use it.:rofl:

CZ uses it to test-fire their guns. Go figure

I don't have the Taurus or KT anymore either

It works fine in my Glocks, and the little ammo boxes are very compact and easy to store.

Brucev
11-26-2011, 08:30
I bought my first box of S&B .45 ACP in a little gunshop in 1996 when I had just gotten a Ser. 70 1911 Colt and was desperate to take it to the range. Very good gun. Very good ammunition. Since then I've shot a pile of S&B ammo in a 9mm and .45 ACP. It has always been uniformly excellent ammo. I still use it. HTH.

Kalmah
11-26-2011, 09:24
How about USA AMMO? Anyone here try them? They have new 124gr FMJ for the same price. Given the choice, I'd much rather buy USA made than Czech made.
I ordered 500 rounds of .45 from USA a while back. Haven't had any issues from what I've used of it so far.

But still, USA is a newer manufacturer that hasn't been around long, while S&B has a long established history. For me personally, if the price is the same, I'd be more comfortable going with S&B.

smokin762
11-26-2011, 10:05
I have been using S&B ammunition for years. I buy it in 9mm, .40S&W and .45 ACP. I have never had any problems with it, except it getting harder for me to find it by the case at the gun shows.

I donít like paying shipping and the other feeís online.:crying:

Dave.1
11-26-2011, 10:27
Cabela's has it for 9.99 with free shipping on orders over $99 thru 11/29/11.
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Sellier-Bellot-Handgun-Ammo/706475.uts?WTz_l=SBC%3BMMcat104792580%3Bcat104691780%3BMCcat104372280

I shoot this all the time, it's hotter than something like PMC (1150 fps) but not that much. S&B 115g 9mm is 1250 fps.

Dave

unit1069
11-26-2011, 13:31
OK...I placed my order with Cabela's! I chickened out just a little. I'm still concerned about buying all 1000 rounds of something I've never shot before, so I ordered 550 rounds (11 boxes) which was the minimum required to use the free shipping code. Not a bad deal at $9.99 a box! I still have it in my budget to get 500 more rounds of something else. I'm thinking maybe American Eagle, USA Ammo, or Blazer Brass. I'll have to watch for deals.

Unless you own a very unreliable gun I predict you'll like S&B as much as the rest of us. I'm almost sorry I don't need range ammo right now because Cabella's price/free shipping is a good deal. At the local gun show this morning it was priced at $14/box of 50.

tcruse
11-26-2011, 17:01
S&B is good. Cabelas has free shipping for store pickup. MFS 2000 brass version from Cabelas is equal to the S&B. For softer ammo try the Herters TNJ (nylon jacket), it has also been on sale in the $10 box range. The other Herters versions I have not tried.


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gadgetnut259
11-28-2011, 08:19
Unless you own a very unreliable gun I predict you'll like S&B as much as the rest of us. I'm almost sorry I don't need range ammo right now because Cabella's price/free shipping is a good deal. At the local gun show this morning it was priced at $14/box of 50.
I'll be shooting it through a G19 so I don't expect any issues. You guys have convinced me. I just placed a second order for an additional 11 boxes. The sale price and free shipping deal would be over by the time I receive my first order and try them out, so I decided to roll the dice. I now have 22 boxes (1,100) rounds of S&B on the way!

Doc8404
11-28-2011, 08:39
no idea...but i ordered 2k rounds and had it sent to my home...couldn't pass it up at
$10.45/box

G36shooter
11-29-2011, 17:22
Ordered 10 boxes, with tax, 105.89 you wont find it any cheaper.

cadillacguns
11-30-2011, 04:33
Snooze you loose, I just saw this post this morning and realized its 11/30/2011 the day AFTER the free shipping on orders of $99.99 ended!

Walk Soft
11-30-2011, 05:03
There is definitely softer shooting ammo available. If your goal is to avoid her being put off by the recoil, I say pick something else.

S&B is as good as it gets in my book, at any price (not comparing to premium defense ammo, but stuff like Win Ranger NATO). I've shot several thousand rounds over the past year. It solves 99% of the brass in the face problem some have experienced with gen4. Never had a malfunction shooting it in G26 (gen3 & 4) G17/G3, or G19/G3.

To date I've gone through 8,000 rounds.Never an issue.Although it didn't cure the brass to the face issue(gen 4),unless you mean it's now brass coated steel to the face.:rofl:

Sbh87
12-01-2011, 01:31
I have used a few thousand rounds of it in many different calibers and only had one not go off and that was a .38 special in my S&W 640. I would say one out of over a thousand is a pretty damn good track record.

Dogguy
12-06-2011, 10:04
I've only used it in .380 and I didn't like it. I think I bought 4-5 boxes. "Dirty" ammo doesn't bother me, however, this really gunked up a new PPK after one magazine. I also had a squib load from one box--bullet barely made it out of the barrel.

I would probably give it another shot if the price was right but I wouldn't jump into a case of it without first testing a few boxes.

Doxiedad
12-06-2011, 12:10
I was looking at some online. Trying to decide between the S&B @ $189/1000 or BVAC @ $159/1000 (on sale). Prices at the same site so shipping is a wash. Would be for my G17 for range and GSSF.

tcruse
12-06-2011, 18:35
I was looking at some online. Trying to decide between the S&B @ $189/1000 or BVAC @ $159/1000 (on sale). Prices at the same site so shipping is a wash. Would be for my G17 for range and GSSF.
BVAC JHP worked fine for me, however the fmj was not good. S&B has always been first rate. I shoot Glocks gen 3 and gen 4 mostly.

voomie
12-06-2011, 21:10
I am still working on my first case and I had only one fail to feed. This was when my wife was shooting it and I think she might have been limp wristing it. I am not 100% sure. It give off a little more smoke then most ammo. That shouldnt be an issue unless you are indoors with no ventilation shooting for several hours. Other than that, it a great budget ammo.

g26andgtrs
12-09-2011, 12:00
Surprisingly enough, my G26 hates S&B ammo. I was having 2-3 rounds FTE per 10 rd mag every time I shot this. Not limp wristing. For awhile I was wondering if my pistol was having ejector issues. I had problems with Fiocchi ammo too. Everything else is fine.

No problems in my other guns with S&B. I hear mostly good reports on it. It does smoke quite a bit and is perhaps a bit snappier than other range ammo. Definitely a good bargain if your pistol will eat it.

Jager1
12-13-2011, 21:23
Have shot tens of thousands of rounds of S&B in 9mm and 45 ACP predominantly. Its good stuff and replicates most defensive loads as far as recoil/performance. The brass is also excellent for reloading.

The only drawback is a handful of failure to fires due to the thick primer sealant they use. They have all fired upon second strike, however.

michael e
12-13-2011, 21:40
Bought a case during the ammo shortage a couple years ago, ran fine in most of my guns . My M-11 didn't like it, but she seems to be picky.