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IrishRifles
05-20-2012, 11:19
I know each weapon shoots various brands of ammo differently but is there one or two brands of 9 MM ammo that shoots best in a Glock 17? :dunno:

txbirddog
05-20-2012, 11:24
You will find that Glocks will eat anything you feed them, they are not fussy. Factory ammo only, per Glock.

For SD, I like CorBon.

bac1023
05-20-2012, 11:36
I mostly shoot Winchester white box ammo through all my 9mms.

IrishRifles
05-20-2012, 11:38
How about CCI Blazer 'Clean Fire ' ammo?

Dave.1
05-20-2012, 11:38
For range use I like S&B 115g FMJ. It's a snappier round than something like PMC and I can usually pick it up locally for .20 to .22 a round.

Dave

AK74play
05-20-2012, 15:10
I have found that all 18 of my Glocks at least the ones with factory barrels seem to group the best with heavier bullets pretty much reguardless of the brand. I have them in 9mm, 357 sig, 40 s&w and 45 acp. My 17 shoots excellent with 124gr and even tighter with 147gr. I run cheapo 115gr on the range just punching paper or shooting IDPA and it's no slouch with that but in mine anyway the heavier the better. Brand has been pretty much irrelevent to any of mine except for the Barsto 357sig barrel I have for my 35, it shoots everything the same with no preferrence to weight.

IrishRifles
05-20-2012, 15:24
I have found that all 18 of my Glocks at least the ones with factory barrels seem to group the best with heavier bullets pretty much reguardless of the brand. I have them in 9mm, 357 sig, 40 s&w and 45 acp. My 17 shoots excellent with 124gr and even tighter with 147gr. I run cheapo 115gr on the range just punching paper or shooting IDPA and it's no slouch with that but in mine anyway the heavier the better. Brand has been pretty much irrelevent to any of mine except for the Barsto 357sig barrel I have for my 35, it shoots everything the same with no preferrence to weight.

Whats the max grain bullet you've shot in your 17 and how did it fair out?

mrsurfboard
05-20-2012, 15:30
Whats the max grain bullet you've shot in your 17 and how did it fair out?

I think he answered your question. 147 grain in the largest 9mm bullet.

AK74play
05-20-2012, 16:04
Whats the max grain bullet you've shot in your 17 and how did it fair out?

Yeah, like the above poster said. 147gr and it's like shooting a target pistol. I have no idea why and really dont care, but I have some Low Velosity 158gr Samson fmj and it shoots the same as the 147gr out of my 17 but at longer ranges it starts dropping pretty quick. I use it mostly in my 9mm AR.
I have 2 G-17L's that really like it though. It does perform better in these than the 17 at longer ranges anyway. At 25yds it's about the same as the 147gr in them also.

IrishRifles
05-20-2012, 16:07
I think he answered your question. 147 grain in the largest 9mm bullet.
Wow, whats with the sarcasm? No... I don't think so, I asked him not you. Thats your feeling. "My 17 shoots excellent with 124gr and even tighter with 147gr", doesn't mean he hasn't shot bigger and can give the answer, thats why I asked him. Hes a grown man, he can answer for himself.

IrishRifles
05-20-2012, 16:16
Yeah, like the above poster said. 147gr and it's like shooting a target pistol. I have no idea why and really dont care, but I have some Low Velosity 158gr Samson fmj and it shoots the same as the 147gr out of my 17 but at longer ranges it starts dropping pretty quick. I use it mostly in my 9mm AR.
I have 2 G-17L's that really like it though. It does perform better in these than the 17 at longer ranges anyway. At 25yds it's about the same as the 147gr in them also.

Thanks, I appreciate you sharing your experience and practical knowledge.

mrsurfboard
05-20-2012, 16:47
Wow, whats with the sarcasm? No... I don't think so, I asked him not you. Thats your feeling. "My 17 shoots excellent with 124gr and even tighter with 147gr", doesn't mean he hasn't shot bigger and can give the answer, thats why I asked him. Hes a grown man, he can answer for himself.

147 grain is the largest 9mm bullet made, so yes, he did answer your question.

IrishRifles
05-20-2012, 17:34
147 grain is the largest 9mm bullet made, so yes, he did answer your question.
Really, is that in your expert opinion?
http://www.luckygunner.com/9mm-158-gr-fmj-sub-sonic-fiocchi-50-rounds
:whistling:

byf43
05-20-2012, 18:53
Wow, whats with the sarcasm? No... I don't think so, I asked him not you. Thats your feeling. "My 17 shoots excellent with 124gr and even tighter with 147gr", doesn't mean he hasn't shot bigger and can give the answer, thats why I asked him. Hes a grown man, he can answer for himself.




IrishRifles,
Just a suggestion. . . . .
A lot of responses, here on GT, tend to be light-hearted and can/will be given in jest.
There's no need to get hostile.

Welcome to GT.


Now, as to what my Glock (G19) REALLY likes - CCI Blazer (aluminum) 115 fmj.
:thumbsup:

Restless28
05-20-2012, 19:01
I've been watching Hickok45 today, and he shoots 147g hand loads out of his 9MM

IrishRifles
05-20-2012, 19:12
IrishRifles,
Just a suggestion. . . . .
A lot of responses, here on GT, tend to be light-hearted and can/will be given in jest.
There's no need to get hostile.

Welcome to GT.


Now, as to what my Glock (G19) REALLY likes - CCI Blazer (aluminum) 115 fmj.
:thumbsup:

Nope, not getting anything at all.
If I were you would know it.
What your suggesting though is a bit nieve, from my experience most people are not light hearted.
As a general rule people do mean exactly what you think they mean, especially on a forum like this one.
No reason for someone to answer for someone else.

Anyway...
Is that the clean fire CCI you use?
124 or 147 gr?

byf43
05-21-2012, 05:34
Now, as to what my Glock (G19) REALLY likes - CCI Blazer (aluminum) 115 fmj.
:thumbsup:


Nope, not getting anything at all.
Maybe alot do but forums are like that, not everyone is as you say.
You can tell the difference.
Just can't see someone answering for someone else.

Anyway...
Is that the clean fire CCI you use?
124 or 147 gr?

First of all. . . .??????? Your first comment. :dunno:

As for "Clean Fire CCI". . . . never heard of it.
The boxes state CCI Blazer.
My first response denoted 115 gr fmj.

I've posted this several times.
Crappy cellphone pic. I wasn't expecting to be taking pics of targets, during this range session.
This is what my G19 does, with that ammo, at 15 yards:

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a366/byf43/FirstGroup-G19-CCIBlazer115FMJ.jpg
That is the FIRST magazine full (15 rounds), fired from that G19 Gen3!!!
CCI Blazer. 115 gr fmj.

My G26 Gen4 shoots that stuff quite well, and my G21 and G30SF like the .45 acp CCI Blazer, too.

ithaca_deerslayer
05-21-2012, 18:56
To answer this kind of question, we would perhaps want 3 or more targets of 5 shots on each target, benchrested at 25 yards, and the average group size. We would need that information for each type of ammo tested. And that information would only hold true for that particular gun.

I'm not sure too many people are actually doing that because I see no mention of group sizes.

Even I haven't done extensive testing of different types of ammo, given that I can shoot this 2" group with Speer Lawman 124gr, and that is good enough for my purposes :)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7047/6933659797_a08309899a_b.jpg

DJ Niner
05-21-2012, 19:19
I've also had good-to-great results with the standard CCI Blazer (aluminum-case, not Blazer Brass) in the 115 grain bullet weight. I use it a lot for shooting outdoor competitions very early and late in the year, so I don't feel a need to go digging through snowbanks to recover brass.

I also have a closely-guarded stash of Blazer ammo with 124 grain JHP (older discontinued Gold Dot?) bullets; this ammo shoots like a match load in almost every Glock I've tried it in. I think they only made this load for a year or two (estimate), and I wish I'd have bought a truckload of it.

WarEagle 1
05-22-2012, 00:17
Winchester Nato and CorBon for sd

Spiffums
05-22-2012, 06:01
My 34 loves the longer OAL ammo. Federal does well and at 10 to 15 yards Tula is almost like match ammo in my 34 when I do my part.

M&P15T
05-22-2012, 07:44
The obvious question hasn't been asked yet. What do you want your pistol to do? How do you shoot it?

If you want to shoot at long (for pistol) ranges, you would have to try different loads yourself and see which one works best in your G17. For typical range use, it really doesn't matter. It's a pistol, not a rifle.

GOOFA
05-23-2012, 00:26
FYI... GLOCK uses CCI Blazer 147 gr fmj for all 9mm testing at the factory. Marginally loaded 115gr ammo may cause failures with your G17, 19, 26 and 34's.

Merkavaboy
05-23-2012, 13:53
As for "Clean Fire CCI". . . . never heard of it.
The boxes state CCI Blazer.

CCI makes Blazer alum cased ammo with a lead-styphonate free primer and is labeled as "Clean Fire". The primer cup is stamped with "CF".

CBennett
05-23-2012, 15:19
I know each weapon shoots various brands of ammo differently but is there one or two brands of 9 MM ammo that shoots best in a Glock 17? :dunno:

ALL of them...when i had a Glock I ran ANY practice ammo through it and used Golden Sabres and Gold Dots for CC/SD/HD.

rickbaales
05-23-2012, 16:27
My Glocks are like cheap whores, they take anything I put in their chamber.:supergrin: seriously, for HD I'll load some mags with Speer GD, Federal hydra shoks or any other quality defense load. For plinking though, I'll buy whatever cheap stuff I can find including wwb, fed champion, Tula, eastern block garbage, Bubba's backyard ammo etc... Great thing about Glocks, they'll feed and shoot just about anything reliably!