Anyone ever tried RWS 9mm ammo

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    Anyone ever tried RWS 9mm ammo

    Has anyone had much experience with the 124-grain fmj 9mm RWS now being sold at Wal-Mart? It's Swiss-made, so it ought to be fairly good stuff, but I thought I'd ask. Is it European-style extra-hot like NATO, or loaded down to "American" pressure levels?

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    It's not noticeably warmer, imho. I've put it through several of my pistols, no issues.

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    Shot a few boxes of it thru the XD. Didn't notice any difference between that and the 115 gr practice ammo.
    It shot fine, but everything does in the XD.
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    The Swiss do not make bad ammo.

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    Good ammo. Seems to be a little cleaner than WWB and also just a tad hotter too. When I see it I try to get it over the WWB. God Bless

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    Thanks for the responses.

    I'd heard that the RWS bullets were steel jacketed with a copper "wash" over the steel. I've heard they were pretty accurate...and the price is right there at Wally-World.
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    Works fine in my GLOCK 19 and 26. Price was right after they put them on clearance.
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    I think it is good ammo, I noticed a little more recoil, but, not much more.
    The bullets contain something iron, put a magnet up to one.

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    Not to derail the thread (my apologies to the OP), but why is it that standard EU pressure levels or "NATO Spec" ammo is hotter than what we traditionally find here? Is it because in Europe and elsewhere they don't typically get the option for JHP rounds that are traditionally loaded hotter than FMJ rounds here?

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