Brown Bear 115g 9mm ammo

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    Brown Bear 115g 9mm ammo

    Hi,
    just got a Sig p229 in 9mm and can only get some brown bear 115grain ammo, was wondering if anyone has any input on this ammo for new gun, will it be ok for breaking in, and what would be a good self defense ammo.

    thanks for the replies

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    Most people agree that hollow points are preferred for self defense, especially in 9mm. Howerver if it's all you got then it will do until you get some high quality fodder with proven track record. I assume the ammo inquestion is steel cased, and should be ok on the gun , although opinions vary. Shoot a box or two thru it before you bet your life on it though.

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    thanks and yes its steel case with laquer finish

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    Just get some high quality carry ammo as soon as possible. I personally prefer Remington golden sabers, but all the Speer, federal, and Winchester stuff will serve you well. Just make sure it cycles reliable in your gun.

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    No problem . Need anything else, just ask. There are alot of knowledge people on here that want to help, and steer you in the right direction

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    It's some nasty stuff. I bought a case of it to use as range ammo back during the 'great ammo shortage'. It works (feels like a +P), but it's dirty. Once I could find some brass, I put it away in long-term storage (savin' it for the zombies). FWIW, I'm partial to Speer Gold Dot 124gr for my 'carry' round. I know a bunch of LEO's who swear by golden sabers too.
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    Yes I have some experience with it..

    It is (seems) like a very HOT load.

    Flames and sparks shoot out of my M&P9, (just like a very stout load of .357 ammo through my 6in. Dan Wesson.

    I don't believe it will harm your firearm though.








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    Winchester Ranger T-series is the stuff I like
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    I would never load any of my firearms with steel case ammo .
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    Its ditry stuff, but it has always worked in my 3913. Ive shot about 2,000 rouns of the stuff with no ill effects. It does smell a bit odd tho when you shoot it.
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    I have no idea how much russki steel-cased I've fired over the years in calibers from 9x18 to .308...and I have yet to experience a single issue that was unique to wolf/bear/big scary ostrich ammo.

    It won't harm your extractor.

    It doesn't gum up your chamber.

    It isn't any dirtier than WWB.

    Shoot it up.

    I'd also recommend getting JHP's for your pistol as soon as you can, and verifying your pistol likes them.
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