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    .45 practice ammo

    This may be the wrong forum, so direct me elsewhere if needed. I'd like to know what type of practice ammo people have had the best luck with. Is there a difference in how clean different ammos shoot?

    Would like to find something inexpensive without having problems. ?

    Would also like to hear what sources people use to purchase. Not against buying in larger lots to save money.

    Primarily interested in .45 ACP for 3" and 5" 1911s.

    I normally shoot FMJ to reduce the lead issues. Any real trade offs on barrel wear using that versus lead?

    Thanks.
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    Some guns will fire any thing, and some are just picky. My G21 has for the last 2 years done fine with Wolf, but since about last Sep. it dose not like non brass rounds. My G30 has no problem. My wifes HK 9mm dose fine with any thing you put in it.

    I get my ammo through Cabelas. Buying 1K + rounds per order it comes out better for me. I can get 9mm at Wal Mart cheaper.

    Get about 200 rounds of the brand you can find at a good price. If you don't have any problems it should be fine to order bulk.

    I can't say my gun is any more dirty with the cheap stuff vs. more expensive.
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    Try Winclean or just clean you gun after use and don't worry about it.
    Full metal jackets should not be a problem, may have to use a copper solvent.

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    I typically shoot WWB, but I'm looking for a cheaper alternative for my XD45. I have some old JHPs I need to shoot off (100 rds.), but after that, I'm OUT.

    I need to restock bad, so I'm interested in seeing what else is suggested.

    I'm going to try and stay away from Wolf with this one, although I shoot it through my AR-15 (that's a different ballgame, at least to me).

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    Roll your own practice ammo.
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    I used to use Blaser Brass because it's soooo cheap, but i recently bought some Fiocchi 230gr FMJ. It's a little more expensive, but very acurate in my 1911. Shoots pretty clean too.
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    I fed my 1911 blaser 230 gr FMJ (for the first time) last weekend. Worked fine for practice ammo and is the cheapest I've come across. Got it for $10 and change per box at Academy. I figure it'll work until I get all the stuff to reload my own.

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    WWB 100 pk from walmart. 10s of 1000s of rounds no problems

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    I shoot WWB some but mostly Wolf & CCI, both are pretty dirty but they work.
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    I shoot Blazer Brass in my USP compact .45. I've run through almost 1000 rounds without a single problem.

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    American Eagle .45...in my Kimber's for practice...

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    Remington UMC or American Eagle

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    Remington UMC or WWB

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    Usually WWB. I've also used Blazer. There seem to always be some good prices on WWB by the case (500 rounds) at our monthly gun show, so that fills the bill pretty well.
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    As far as factory ammo is concerned wwb is about as cheap as I have found. I have used wolf before with good results out of my XD. Problem is I can only find wolf at decent prices online and by the time you figure in shipping it's no cheaper than WWB from Wall-Mart. Anyhow now that I've built up a good supply of .45acp brass I've mostly been shooting reloads.
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