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Caric
02-16-2012, 18:02
I bought my Glock 19 on tuesday. This is my very first handgun. I have been practicing with the greenish-white boxes of Remington UMC. I was wondering if this is -okay- practice ammo, or if there is something that is better, and cheaper out there?

High Altitude
02-16-2012, 18:18
I shot a box of Remington UMC today out of my gen4 19. Probably the weakest factory ammo I have ever shot. Federal Champion isn't much better, but probably the cheapest factory ammo out there. These loads work, but the ejection is pretty weak.

Fine for plinking, just realize what you are shooting.

I like Blazer, American Eagle and Fiocchi.

The American Eagle 124g FMJ I shot today was VERY accurate.

Glock40man
02-16-2012, 19:02
I like Blazer, American Eagle and Fiocchi.



Speer Lawman and, S&B are a couple more choices.

Iorndealer
02-16-2012, 19:22
Congrats on your New Glock. G19 one of the nicest handling and shooting firearms out there. You chose wisely.

Enjoy

Cowboy1629
02-17-2012, 06:08
Good choice and congratulations. Sorry I can't offer a good factory target load because mine only sees reloads. I would say as long as your gun functions correctly buy the cheap junk for practice and buy the best for self defense. Of course you want to make sure your new gun is reliable with the good stuff too.

DannyR
02-17-2012, 06:14
Winchester USA 115-gr has been pretty consistent but inexpensive stuff. S&B in any weight is real good stuff.

2garfields
02-17-2012, 06:18
Go buy the cheapest ammo out there, Blazer is around $10 a box these day, and I easily had shot close to 500 rd out of it so far, no issue at all.

Bruce M
02-17-2012, 06:28
Whatever is least expensive that works.

dansub40
02-17-2012, 06:55
My G19 will shot anything. I most frequently shoot Winchester white box or cheap Federal ammo. I've also shot a lot of Blazer Brass but the availability of it in my area is slim to none.

bac1023
02-17-2012, 07:27
:welcome: and congrats

the monk
02-17-2012, 07:29
You should be good to go with UMC

rentz
02-17-2012, 07:48
i stick with S&b and speer lawman if i can, or blazers. Federal is good too.
I stopped buying wwb, the rounds were really dirty and the cases looked like reloads last time i bought a box

dango
02-17-2012, 07:55
Winchester White Box . that's all I've ever used .It's always gone bang for me.

MajorD
02-17-2012, 08:22
best and cheap can't be in the same sentence- considering what glocks are (not precision target guns) they will honestly only shoot a little better with premium ammo vs bargain ammo. Mine will shoot 2.5 inch 25 yard groups with cci blazer or winchester white box, but go under 2 inches with winchester ranger 124 grain. For what I use a glock for (idpa type ,gssf matches) the 1/2 inch difference is not going to be as important as my applying the fundamentals. whatever works and you can afford is fine for practice.

Huber
02-17-2012, 10:16
Go as cheap as possible if your practicing.....Your Glock should eat anything you feed it I know mine does

tophatxj
02-17-2012, 11:33
Honestly, whatever you can find the cheapest. It is better to have more ammo to practice with than something you can't shoot as much.

INEEDMILK
02-17-2012, 12:05
I shoot Sellier & Bellot 115 almost exclusively through all of my guns. I think that it's the best mix between cheapness and quality. You end up paying less than a dollar extra for each 50 round box when compared to Federal from Walmart.

RoundBrown
02-17-2012, 12:07
Feed it what ever your can get a hold of. though i would stay away from reloads that come from unfamiliar sources.

cowboy1964
02-17-2012, 12:16
With Glocks (heck, most quality guns) don't worry about "best" for target ammo. Buy "cheapest" and practice more. But yeah, stick with name brands and stay away from mom-and-pop reloads (no offense to mom or pop).

MCLAVER
02-17-2012, 12:23
With Glocks (heck, most quality guns) don't worry about "best" for target ammo. Buy "cheapest" and practice more. But yeah, stick with name brands and stay away from mom-and-pop reloads (no offense to mom or pop).

Walmart has 100rds of Federal Champion for $20.

Rupert
02-17-2012, 19:32
Whatever's cheapest, your glock 19 can handle it all. I buy bulk by 1000rd lots. Sellier and Beloit is consistently cheap, typically only beaten by the remanufactured and aluminum cased stuff. Internet is the best place to buy. Try gun-deals.com, sgammo.com, or luckygunner.com. Buying bulk saves you money in the long run.

Sonnytoo
02-17-2012, 19:45
I've always used Winchester White box or Federal Champion; both from WalMart and as cheap as you can find.
Thousands of rounds. Good stuff.
Sonny

g1985
02-17-2012, 19:52
+1 to S&B. Also Blazer seems fine. Have about 500 rds of each through my new G19 Gen4.
Shot about 600 rds of Tulammo this past weekend - also seemed fine. Had a failure to eject once.


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TxGlock9
02-17-2012, 19:54
Speer Lawman and, S&B are a couple more choices.

+1... If I have the choice. Most of the time place I go won't have those brands I just get whatever. IE: WWB, UMC, Federal, PMC Bronze, Monarch, Tula Ammo, Blazer.

LibertyPatriot
02-17-2012, 21:04
If you have an Academy Sports their house brand Monarch brass is about the same as S&B. Both Euro ammo. (Monarch is made by Prvi Partizan) Hey, your gun came from over there.

g1985
02-17-2012, 21:15
Anybody have experience with any brands of the cheap stuff leaving the pistol dirtier than others?

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TrueGunNut
02-17-2012, 22:06
Gunna run 200 round of WWB 115grain tomorrow in my carry glock 19. Prolly gun run another 45 rounds of my carry winchester 127 grain +p+ ranger t. Go with wwb for target since it is usually good and readily cheap and available at stores. You get a bigger pick if you order online. I have ordered Aguila, Speer Lawman, Winchester Ranger T, Winchester Ranger FMJ, PMC fmj.. etc....all good!

INEEDMILK
02-17-2012, 22:54
Anybody have experience with any brands of the cheap stuff leaving the pistol dirtier than others?

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Yea I do.

Not that this is exactly scientific, but it seems like Federal (from walmart) and MagTech leave the most debris in my pistol.

austinmc
02-17-2012, 23:09
If you have an Academy Sports their house brand Monarch brass is about the same as S&B. Both Euro ammo. (Monarch is made by Prvi Partizan) Hey, your gun came from over there.

I second this, you can get brass or steel Monarch at Academy. The steel is $7.98 a box of 50.

JonInWA
02-18-2012, 07:44
I've found that Federal Champion is significantly more accurate than the Walmart Winchester 100 round Value Pack stuff; however, the Federal is a bit less powerful, although the last time I had it chrono'ed, in a Beretta 92D with a 4.9" barrel it made a 131 power factor.

ignantmike
02-18-2012, 07:49
wwb for me....until i started reloading

stopatrain
02-18-2012, 07:57
I've had good luck with WWB.

BulldawgGlock
02-18-2012, 12:50
Congrats on the 19. Go out and buy whatever you can afford. Your 19 won't mind, it just wants to be shot...a lot.

phi1281
02-18-2012, 17:35
I just picked up 1000rds of S&B 115gr for $200 + shipping at bulk-ammo.com. Decided to go with this after a box of the new Remington UMC targets had 3 setbacks in it.


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ctrcs
02-18-2012, 17:38
I like I like Blazer, American Eagle, Blazer,Fiocchi & Magtech for accuracy. Out of the bargain brands, I like Winchester White Box.

rockymtnhorror
02-18-2012, 19:29
I buy the cheapest stuff I can find. My 19 eats everything without a hiccup. If I'm not shooting reloads, I usually wind up with American Eagle or S&B.

Glock Fanatic
02-18-2012, 21:03
honestly dude the ammo for target shooting doesnt really matter... i have shot A LOT of different FMJ rounds and my G19 always goes bang... Like many have said buy the cheapest ammo you can.... If you are going for competition then I would suggest finding a better quality but normally I just shoot the cheap Federal or Winchester from wal-mart.

As far as leaving the gun dirty.... You are shooting a glock and its going bang whether you clean it after 10 rounds or 1000 rounds+ so no worries there... Just my 2 cents!

TrueGunNut
02-19-2012, 11:54
My Glock 19 shot me in the head with brass 4x yesterday and 1 stovepipe using ranger t +p+ and WWB 115 grain fmj.

Colemanator
02-19-2012, 13:18
I target shoot mostly with Winchester white box, 115g FMJ. I can get 100 rounds for $21 + tax. Never had an issue with it.

Radian
02-19-2012, 13:21
UMC 9 mm 250 packs cycles my glocks just fine, it makes power, but is not "hot". Can be had at wal-mart for 55.00 or so.

Its CLEANER than federal offerings.

If you are working up a load 147 grain 125,000 pf loads are sweet. More push less snap, accurate and great gamer rounds (128,000 to be safe for a state regional etc)