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flw
10-28-2012, 07:10
I've read and heard that generally Underwood ammo does meet or exceed the spec's from the manufacturer. It also costs alot less per round and uses Gold Dot bullets with quality cases/primers. Also they go where SAAMI Specs trail off.


Basically Gold Dots that are HOT HOT HOT ! ! !



In handguns, are the Underwood 9MM +P+ loads controllable (excessive recoil) for those shooters that can't handle 44mag/10MM/45ACP? How about Muzzle flash/temp blindness?

Same question as above but with the Underwood 40 S&W loads.


Thank you for your time.

uz2bUSMC
10-28-2012, 08:01
What do you typically shoot, platform and specific load?

4949shooter
10-28-2012, 08:03
What do you typically shoot, platform and specific load?

Good question, and is information we would need to know.

I have fired Underwood ammo in a Glock 20 10mm, and find it to be controllable.

uz2bUSMC
10-28-2012, 08:43
Good question, and is information we would need to know.

I have fired Underwood ammo in a Glock 20 10mm, and find it to be controllable.

Yea, I'm thinking he just needs range time. He gave the .45acp as an example in the group of uncontrollable cartridges. If he has trouble controlling that, platform aside, he is going to have to get more trigger time.

4949shooter
10-28-2012, 08:52
Yea, I'm thinking he just needs range time. He gave the .45acp as an example in the group of uncontrollable cartridges. If he has trouble controlling that, platform aside, he is going to have to get more trigger time.

No doubt. Maybe a little time behind a G21 would do him some good.

elliotb33
10-28-2012, 11:45
The 9mm 115 +p+ I noticed a little bit more flip but not much from factory FMJ plinking ammo. So you can tell you are shooting +p+ but the difference isn't much.

9mm +p+
10-28-2012, 12:10
I run their 124+P+'s in my 9's, it is definetly hotter than any other load that I've ever fired in a 9mm. Recoil is still controllable and very little flash that I've seen. Ordering a few boxes of their 45 +p 230's for my new HK on monday as well.

DeLo
10-28-2012, 12:30
............

SCmasterblaster
10-28-2012, 13:15
I'll be getting some 9mm 115gr JHP+p+ from UW. :cool:

flw
10-28-2012, 19:57
What do you typically shoot, platform and specific load?

G23 Gen 4, 9mm (115 gr) and 40 S&W (180gr) which is used for target shooting. I'm looking at keeping some for Home Def. but would want to get some range time with them first.

(yes I have a 40 to 9 conversion barrel and like both sizes for different reasons)

I wanted some input on muzzle flip so I don't need to buy a box of each type (grain weight) of 9mm and 40 S&W to be close to what I might want at home in the end.

SCmasterblaster
10-29-2012, 12:01
G23 Gen 4, 9mm (115 gr) and 40 S&W (180gr) which is used for target shooting. I'm looking at keeping some for Home Def. but would want to get some range time with them first.

(yes I have a 40 to 9 conversion barrel and like both sizes for different reasons)

I wanted some input on muzzle flip so I don't need to buy a box of each type (grain weight) of 9mm and 40 S&W to be close to what I might want at home in the end.

So tell me, how reliable is that G23 with 9mm?

RYT 2BER
10-29-2012, 12:29
I've read and heard that generally Underwood ammo does meet or exceed the spec's from the manufacturer. It also costs alot less per round and uses Gold Dot bullets with quality cases/primers. Also they go where SAAMI Specs trail off.


Basically Gold Dots that are HOT HOT HOT ! ! !



In handguns, are the Underwood 9MM +P+ loads controllable (excessive recoil) for those shooters that can't handle 44mag/10MM/45ACP? How about Muzzle flash/temp blindness?

Same question as above but with the Underwood 40 S&W loads.


Thank you for your time.


Honestly, the fact that you are asking this question, almost by definition means you shouldnt be looking for a +p+ load.

A +p+ load (especially underwood, who is loading for maximum output) is going to be hot....

Here is what I can tell you for sure... Its going to be louder, flashier and jumpier (possibly significantly so) than "+p" or "standard pressure"..

So yes... its going to be slower for follow ups and controllability without significant amount of shooting practice.

SCmasterblaster
10-29-2012, 13:24
I am going to order some UW +p+ 9mm ammo soon.

David_Ely
10-29-2012, 18:50
I use Federal 9mm 115gr +P+ 9BPLE. It's cheap at Cheaper Than Dirt. What does Underwood have in 45 GAP?

SCmasterblaster
10-30-2012, 07:32
I use Federal 9mm 115gr +P+ 9BPLE. It's cheap at Cheaper Than Dirt. What does Underwood have in 45 GAP?

for the CTD idea. :cool:

flw
11-11-2012, 15:15
So tell me, how reliable is that G23 with 9mm?

I've been very happy with mine. I use glock 9mm mags and none of the horror stories I had been concerned about happened.

If using for self defense rather than just target and stock RSA, I would suggest a medium bullet weight (or more) and/or +p . Better safe than sorry.

SCmasterblaster
11-15-2012, 16:21
in West Lebanon, NH on Sat/Sun. I'll be watching all of the ammo sales. It will fly out of there.

hunter won
11-23-2012, 09:58
I like the UW Gold Dot 9mm 147 +P+. Excellent penetration and Mushroom from my Kahr PM9.

SCmasterblaster
11-25-2012, 18:54
I like the UW Gold Dot 9mm 147 +P+. Excellent penetration and Mushroom from my Kahr PM9.

I wonder what velocity you get in your Kahr with that load? 1100 FPS?

arushus
12-04-2012, 22:24
I am a huge fan of UWA!!! That being said, if you are really worried about recoil in their hotter loads, I would suggest buying some Federal 147gr hst's made by federal, or gold dots from speer. Heavier 9mm rounds dont seem to produce as much felt recoil, IMO, and they perform as well, and most of the time better, than the lighter, high pressure loads. So, I think you should just go with some good SD ammo from one of the big manufacturers...

Adamz04
12-06-2012, 17:19
Be careful
I tried the underwood in my glock 26 and the pressure was to high and they would not eject. Only buy one box and try them out before you spend to much on ammo you cannot use. That is what happened to me:(
If I were you I would use federal hst or standard gold dots

flw
12-06-2012, 22:19
Be careful
I tried the underwood in my glock 26 and the pressure was to high and they would not eject. Only buy one box and try them out before you spend to much on ammo you cannot use. That is what happened to me:(
If I were you I would use federal hst or standard gold dots

Failure to eject, when due to ammo, is usually from not enough pressure thus failing to rack the slide back hard enough to fulling engage the casing with the ejector.

SCmasterblaster
12-08-2012, 18:48
Be careful
I tried the underwood in my glock 26 and the pressure was to high and they would not eject. Only buy one box and try them out before you spend to much on ammo you cannot use. That is what happened to me:(
If I were you I would use federal hst or standard gold dots

I wonder if it was a problem of not extracting good enough due to the high pressure?

bac1023
12-08-2012, 19:24
I've heard nothing but great things about Underwood. I need to get some myself. :)

alba666
12-08-2012, 19:37
About to order a few boxes of 180gr .40 S&W myself. Nice that they use Speer bullets and get the speed just under supersonic.


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SCmasterblaster
12-15-2012, 15:54
I have some 9mm +p+ 115gr JHP on order.

unit1069
12-15-2012, 18:03
That's one hot round for sure. Please let us know what you think of it and your stats, if you conduct your own calibrated tests.

SCmasterblaster
12-16-2012, 13:39
That's one hot round for sure. Please let us know what you think of it and your stats, if you conduct your own calibrated tests.

Sorry, my chronograph is out of action.

hunter won
12-17-2012, 10:35
The brass is Starline. Only problem is the +P+ is loaded in the +P case. I would order more UW ammo before it gets more expensive. The 147 grain +P+ GD is my favorite SD load in my Kahr PM9. I would also consider the 155 GD in 10 mm. Excellent SD and hunting round for deer.

JimIsland
12-17-2012, 10:46
I have used UWA in .357 sig, 9mm, and the mighty 10mm. All of it runs good and yes, it's hot. The other day was at the range shooting my G20 with some of his 1600 FPS stuff and everyone was wanting to know what I was shooting!! I'm sure the ballistics on this stuff would be very good.

Wishoot
12-17-2012, 14:19
I use their 300gr .44 mag for deer in a Winchester 94. To say that it has a bit of oomph would be an understatement.

Their .357 out of a GP100 is a hoot. Wakes up the whole range.

Some pretty potent stuff IMO.

SCmasterblaster
12-18-2012, 10:18
I use their 300gr .44 mag for deer in a Winchester 94. To say that it has a bit of oomph would be an understatement.

Their .357 out of a GP100 is a hoot. Wakes up the whole range.

Some pretty potent stuff IMO.

If you feel it in a Win94, imagine it in a revolver!!!

Jade Falcon
12-24-2012, 00:02
Getting a 50 round box of 125gr. .357 magnums from them for Xmas. Can't wait to shoot them!

flw
12-24-2012, 14:49
Underwood does have high quality ammo and price per round is very good when compared to other high quality ammo. At least in handgun calibers.

To make it worth the cost it seems you must buy at least 5 plus boxes to reduce the shipping cost.

Thats when its in stock which is currently a mixed bag.

sgtbones
12-24-2012, 20:57
That is what I do 4-5 box minimum