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    Well my dad ended up getting a Glock 19 for him and I to shoot at the range. What is the best 9mm ammo that is cheap? Say from Walmart or Dick's sporting goods. Something that will not give me feed issues or any other problems. The rounds will just be for target practice for now so nothing fancy.

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    CCI Blazer either brass or the aluminum case stuff, either work great in all my pistols regardless of caliber.

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    I second the Blazer Brass, I've put probably 800 rounds through my Sig without any problems.

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    Winchester White Box 115gr FMJs have never once given me a problem in my Glock 17. I will say they leave something to be desired in terms of accuracy out of the G17 when compared with other rounds. It seems to really like the WWB 147gr JHPs though, those have very good accuracy at a relatively reasonable price.

    The 115gr FMJs seem to run about $16 for a 100rd box around here, while the 147gr JHPs will be roughly twice the cost ($15 for 50rds here), but could be used for defense if needed. I suggest trying both out if they have them honestly, and you should probably try some of that blazer brass too. Then you can see which ones work best for you in your gun. I would stick with brass cases (Rather than cheaper metals) if at all possible.

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    Your Glock should eat just about anything without any problems. For killing paper cheaply, I mostly shoot remmington and winchester. The big box from walmart has been real cheap and I used to get the remmington ammo from dick's. Watch the store and they will mark it down 20-30% when you buy 10 boxes.

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    Thanks guys I will look around. Can I buy the 9mm ammo or is it considered "handgun only ammo?" Then I'll have to get my dad to go to the store before we go to the range.

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    purchase a fully supported barrel and when the next gun show rolls around, hit up the Georgia Arms table!!!!

    1000 rounds for $185.00

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    Oh I will be at the next gun show no doubt!!! It is only 5 minutes down the road from me

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    KodiakISGOOD wrote:
    purchase a fully supported barrel and when the next gun show rolls around, hit up the Georgia Arms table!!!!

    1000 rounds for $185.00
    +1 there!

    The credit card company's were jumping for joy when i discovered Georgia Arms and the fact that I can drive there only makes things worse.Normally you buy ammunition after you buy a gun but I find the opposite is true when it comes to Ga. Arms, I end up having to buy a guns justfor the ammunition I get out there. After all, what's the point of having 500 rounds of .40 if you have nothing to use it with?

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    I've found the Blazers to be very dirty. Yesterday i put 5 boxes of PMC through (That all this particular range sells and i didn't bring my preferred with me) Out of 250 rounds i had 13 misfires... Good clean strikes just no ignition. 5 came out of one box 3 rounds apart!!! the guys at the gunshop kept the misfires to call PMC monday... 5 in one box??? that 10% fail rate... luckily i was plinking not in a match.

    Winchester white box as well as the remington UMC has fed and fired with nooo problems. I tend to shoot Monarc, $8.79 from academy!!! Never had a misfire after approx 1100 rounds.





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    Remington - 8.98 a box from dick's sporting goods. Good stuff.

    Winchester wb - 18.XX a box from Wal-Mart.

    Remington is accurate, lower recoil than winchester.
    Winchester is hotter, accurate.

    No fails.

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    So any tips for me since I have never shot a pistol before I should concentrate on the front sight so the rear sight and target are a little blurry right? Also do I need to load the magazines to full-1 and let sit over night? I can't get that darn last round in there. I guess I will try it again when I get to the range also. Total Newb here

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    You can load the magazine however you want. I don't always load my mags full for the range depending on what kind of training I am doing. I don't know of any reason you would load the mag to let it sit over night.
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    iroc192 wrote:
    Remington - 8.98 a box from dick's sporting goods. Good stuff.

    just went to the one near me and it is now priced at 10.98 (case price) and regular price is even more.

    Not long ago it was 8.98 and last year it was 6.98 (I stocked up a few thousand rounds at that price last year )

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    I just bought some of the Blazer Brass 115gr for 8.97 at walmart

    DUDE! I was just at the Dick's sporting goods in Fair Lakes at 11am!!!! Checked the price on the Remington and it was 10.XX for a case and like 13.99 per box.

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    deepdiver wrote:
    You can load the magazine however you want. I don't always load my mags full for the range depending on what kind of training I am doing. I don't know of any reason you would load the mag to let it sit over night.
    I had trouble getting the last Magtech round in the magaazine and I have heard that might help loosen up the spring. Anyways just loaded up both mags full with Blazer Brass rounds and they went in fine. Even got the last round in no issues.

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    OK if your really a rookie and plan on putting a few boxes through at at time, get yourself one of these... http://maglula.tripod.com/uplula.htm

    BEST investment you can make for your new hobby!



    btw... what class do you ride?

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    I just ride 125C when I'm not at college. I just got back from college so I should be out at Mountaineer sometime this week. I'll be slow after 8 months off the bike
    Anyways here is the holster I bought today for it. I love it so far!!!! I'll look into that loader probably. The one that it came with works pretty well once I got the hang of it. Not as fast as that one, but works for my Newb status I am the one with the carbon fiber helmet btw



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    purchase a fully supported barrel and when the next gun show rolls around, hit up the Georgia Arms table!!!!
    I haven't heard of a fully supported barrel. Do you mean the chamber or is it just something I haven't heard of?

    I know my G17 has a fully supported chamber, and I'm pretty sure the other 9mm Glocks also do. I know their other models are not fully supported, but the G17 definitely is.

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    Looks like a Blackhawk Serpa ... Execellent Choice!!!



    I hope to have my new M&P next month and that serpa is what it's gonna be riding in!

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    I second the above statement. I also have the Serpa, but it's the "non carbon fiber" model. I also have their magazine holder, and I like it a lot too. It is so easy to get my G17 out of that holster, and it forces the hand into the correct position to draw it, which I absolutely love. Plus, it might just buy that extra second I need (To fill someones eyes with CS/OC, and/or their throat with steel) if some crazy tried to draw it for me.

    It has held up well so far, and I have no regrets about the purchase.

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    i plan on getting the non CF model myself. You mentioned "if somone tried to draw it for me" ... I know if has the retention system, but i didn't think it locks... does it really seem to help in making it difficult for someone else to quickly remove it?

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    If you just grab and pull, it will not come out. Now I have not tried to pull hard enough to break the mechanism for obvious reasons, but it definitely won't just come out without depressing the "button." The button must be depressed a decent amount too.

    Another thing, if someone pulls on it and the gun doesn't come out immediately, you WILL notice. I have tried this with it on my belt, and it's very, very obvious that it's being tugged on. Also, it's not that easy to have your hand oriented in the proper position to push the button down unless you're actually wearing the holster. They would have to maneuver their hand in a very strange way to get the button depressed under most circumstances. If they haven't used a Serpa before, chances are you will notice what they're doing before they figure out how to get the gun from you.

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    Glad to hear a very positive review. I've never owned a holster with a locking mechanism, but i'm looking forward to it.

    One think that drew me to the blackhawk was the 'clips' for lack of a better description that hook on your belt on the outside when you draw... my fobus paddle holster relies on the inside hooks and the tension of the spring... the blackhawk looks as if it will stay in place much better with an agressive draw.

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    CRF250rider1000 wrote:
    Thanks guys I will look around. Can I buy the 9mm ammo or is it considered "handgun only ammo?" Then I'll have to get my dad to go to the store before we go to the range.
    It is possible for someone 18-21 to get 9mm ammo, if they are using it for a carbine. However, it is officially a "handgun" round, so you can be turned down when trying to buy it. It's at the discretion of the retailer, who can get in trouble selling handgun ammo to someone underage.

    Also, I've had a few problems with aluminum case ammo (marked NR" for "not reloadable" on the base). I'd stick to steel or brass so the casing won't split and stick in the gun.

    -ljp

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