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9mm practice ammo... best deal? Will to do bulk.

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by greymethod, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. greymethod

    greymethod Loaded Pockets

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    So I have a new Glock 19 coming in from GunBroker in a week. I want to grab some cheap practice ammo for a weekend of fun when it finally gets here.

    What do you guys recommend? Links would be helpful. If the price is right I'd be willing to buy 500+ (a "brick") rounds.
     
  2. P35

    P35 Loaded Pockets

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    I shoot a lot of the Winchester White box, 9MM ammo. It's no the cheapest, but I have had good results with it in all my pistols. I watch the adds and stock up when on sale
     
  3. Skipperbrown

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    Check your local walmart for wwb. They are usually as cheap as you can find it online. Keep your brass. 9mm is e z to reload and can be reloaded for about $0.12 a round or less (variable costs).
     
  4. Flight-ER-Doc

    Flight-ER-Doc Loaded Pockets

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    Almost anything will do for practice - as long as it's jacketed in a Glock. Surplus, Wolf, whatever.
     
  5. Spydermonkey

    Spydermonkey Loaded Pockets

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    Ammotogo usually has some of the better deals. Right now they have Brown Bear for $171.95/1k and Silver Bear for $179.95/1k.
     
  6. warren55

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    Stay away from CCI Blazer aluminum cased ammo.
    I bought a bunch of 9mm and it barely cycles the Glock.
    The case gets crushed by the bolt short stroking in the 9mm AR.
    In the past, this stuff was loaded a bit "hot". Maybe I got some bad boxes?

    I've had good luck with Winchester and Federal.
     
  7. chavez

    chavez Loaded Pockets

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    CCI Blazer Brass is good, inexpensive range ammo (brass not aluminum). The WWB is fine but a little dirtier.
     
  8. saniterra

    saniterra Loaded Pockets

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    Winchester white box from Walmart is usually good, as is American Eagle, UMC, Sellier & Belliot, etc. However, if you're going to use a range, make sure that the bullet itself has copper case, as many ranges will not allow steel cased bullets. Some calibers of S&B have steel cased bullets. Many people speak highly of Georgia Arms "Canned Heat", but this is factory reloaded ammo.
     
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    chaosmagnet Loaded Pockets

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    I buy whatever is cheapest in the way of brass-cased copper-jacketed FMJ. I've had good luck with S&B, Privi Partizan, Winchester, American Eagle, UMC, Blazer Brass, Fiocchi, and Speer Lawman, among others I'm probably forgetting.

    As to where to get it, I buy most of my ammo from ammoman.com or Cabela's. With Cabela's, I wait for a great deal and order six months before I plan to use it, so that the inevitable backorder has time to be filled. With ammoman.com, if there's a "buy" button it's in stock. I also check AIMSurplus, Natchez Shooters Supply, and Lucky Gunner. Lucky Gunner has a deal where you can turn in your brass for a credit towards ammo purchases.

    I have no affiliation with any of these other than as a customer.
     
  10. FreestyleAssassin

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    American Eagle, UMC, Blazer, Magtech or Ultramax would by my "top 5".

    Great source for bulk ammo if no one else had dropped this link - www.ammunitiontogo.com

    Look up 9mm FMJ amunition and see what's available.
     
  11. oef24

    oef24 Loaded Pockets

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    Keep checking your local Wal-Mart. I have been picking up some Federal 115gr FMJ for $9.97 for 50 rounds. That is the best deal I have been able to find locally and/or online for top tier manufacturer ammo.

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  12. grayman

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    I dont know where you are located but I recently switched to 9mm ball manufactured by a company called georgia Arms. (you'll have to google them). I think I paid less than a hundred for 500 rounds. It has not failed to fire in over 15,000 rounds so far. Good stuff at a very reasonable price. They usually sell in 500 round cans.