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    UMC Ammo

    What's the deal with UMC? I mean why is it so much cheaper? It seems reliable enough.

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    When they produce billions and billions with standard components it gets pretty cost effective. Remington makes these by the ton.

    Just like Winchester value packs of handgun ammo.

    All good for target shooting all day long.

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    It's made by Remington in Lonoke, Arkansas. Green/white boxes now, used to be yellow. All good things come from Arkansas. No need in thinking this is generic, best choice, or always save brand of ammo. I use it....a lot of it, and buy it whenever I can find it. Never any issues. Bought a box of UMC 45GAP yesterday matter of fact. I don't even have a 45GAP pistol (yet).
    So....why is it cheaper than some of the other brands? Good question. If you find the yellow 250 round bulk packs, you'll save even more. Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    It's made by Remington in Lonoke, Arkansas. Green/white boxes now, used to be yellow. All good things come from Arkansas. No need in thinking this is generic, best choice, or always save brand of ammo. I use it....a lot of it, and buy it whenever I can find it. Never any issues. Bought a box of UMC 45GAP yesterday matter of fact. I don't even have a 45GAP pistol (yet).
    So....why is it cheaper than some of the other brands? Good question. If you find the yellow 250 round bulk packs, you'll save even more. Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
    I know it is made by Remington, but it is much cheaper than Remington's own line of ammo. I read somewhere that Remington purchased UMC which is now a separate division of the company. I just wasn't sure if it was made with lower quality standards or something. Now I'm wondering why I would pay $1 per round for defensive ammo when I can buy UMC hollow points for less than half that amount.

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    Much of the ammo cost is in retail markup and liability insurance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nutz4utwo View Post
    Much of the ammo cost is in retail markup and liability insurance.
    Good point... It could be that the UMC division simply has lower overhead costs.

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    "All good things come from Arkansas."

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoMike View Post
    "All good things come from Arkansas."

    Bill Clinton?

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    good ammo at a good price. never had any problems with it. they make a lot and that is one reason the price is low.
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    Anytime you can save $$$ on practice ammo, go for it. Especially with .45acp

    I buy it whenever its on the shelves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MoMike View Post
    "All good things come from Arkansas."

    Bill Clinton?
    He didn't say ONLY good things.

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    I bought a few boxes of the 250 round "Mega Pack" and had no problems. We did encounter a few FTE's, but we figured out that was caused by user error (Limp wristing). Did not happen again for anyone else. After those ran out, and i was informed that my local Gander Mountain store would not be getting anymore, i tried the Green/White box Remington UMC ammo, and it worked just as well in every gun we have. Its officially the target ammo of choice for my family.

    PS. Its not as bad as Wolf, but be prepared to clean your gun afterward. Thank god for gunzilla.
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    I love this stuff. I have it in 40 S&W 180 JHP. I bought 100 rounds for $32.00 at walmart. Just baught 500 rounds the other night. Can't beat this amo for quality and price.

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    I used the UMC JHP in 45acp, 9mm and .40cal with no issues in about 8 different guns. The only problem with it is finding it now in JHP up here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djz87 View Post
    PS. Its not as bad as Wolf, but be prepared to clean your gun afterward. Thank god for gunzilla.
    That's the only negative thing I can say about it. You WILL want to clean your gun after firing this ammo. Of course if you clean your weapon after firing it anyway then it becomes a moot point.
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