Best brand of FMJ/FMC 9mm and .45 ammo?

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    Best brand of FMJ/FMC 9mm and .45 ammo?

    If I were looking to stock up on ball ammo -- and that's all I'm interested in, not hollow point or anything else -- in 9mm and .45, what brands are most likely to feed and fire?

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    Your mileage may vary, but my Kimber TacPro II really likes CCI Blazer (aluminum case) 230gr FMJ, and the price is hard to beat. I got 2 cases from Natchez for $320 shipped when it was on sale for $6.99/box of 50.
    When it goes on sale again I am buying another case or 2. The only drawback is, if you reload you're not getting brass out of the deal.

    My S&W 5906 on the other hand, will digest anything I feed it. I also use the Blazer with it, at $82/case from Academy Sports.

    Good luck. :)
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    I have found PMC and Win White Box (Wally World) to both feed in any gun that I have tried it in. This is in 9mm, .40S&W, .45ACP and .223 (PMC only, WWB is too expensive for plinking ammo, Wolf does fine in my AR15s ONLY).

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    9mm Fed American Eagle seems fair for price and function.

    45acp - hmmm - WWB mostly and that works OK.
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    I have thousands of rounds of Wolf in .45 and 9mm.

    All my weapons digest it without complaint and it goes where I want.

    I'd use Blazer in 9mm if it ejected reliably from blowback carbines, ditto on the .45 with the Thompson.
    Driver carries less than $45 worth of remorse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarhog
    Your mileage may vary, but my Kimber TacPro II really likes CCI Blazer (aluminum case) 230gr FMJ, and the price is hard to beat. I got 2 cases from Natchez for $320 shipped when it was on sale for $6.99/box of 50.
    When it goes on sale again I am buying another case or 2. The only drawback is, if you reload you're not getting brass out of the deal.

    My S&W 5906 on the other hand, will digest anything I feed it. I also use the Blazer with it, at $82/case from Academy Sports.

    Good luck. :)
    MAN, my 5906 is as finickey as Oprah off her diet....It will NOT take UMC or WIN 115 FMJ's....I have to feed it Wolf! I wonder why that is?
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    The 5906 I play with at the shop eats anything as well.

    I'd consider replacing the recoil spring, but it may frankly just be a gun that doesn't like reduced-power ammo.
    Driver carries less than $45 worth of remorse.

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    Wolf or WallyWorld Winchester. Bothe inexpensive and reliable.

    Or you can reload.
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    I shot around 2000rds of Lawman from www.ammoman.com

    awesome rounds
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