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hey guys, just got my G19 9mm today. any tips on what brands or types of ammo to stay away from? i dont want to tear up my brand new glock. i plan on just shooting at the range, nothing fancy. i just dont know what to think because some people say "glocks will eat anything!" then some people say "wolf will destroy your glock, be careful what you put through it!" so im coming to who i feel knows glocks best, you guys! thanks for any tips and advice :D
 

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There's not really anything to stay away from. Just shoot whatever you have or can afford. Some people say steel ammo wears the gun out but it's a mild steel compared to barrel. I've shot everything but usually federal or winchester USA white box. I had a FTF once when I had a steel cases tulammo bullet at the bottom of the mag and Winchester above it. Actually you would want to stay away from unjacketed lead bullets. The exposed lead doesn't do too well in factory Glock barrels.
 

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thanks mauro, i found those winchester white box, 100 for about $23. seems like a good deal, im gonna try them out.
 

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Wolf is fine ammo...the steel case is not bad for your extractor or anything else.

Even American companies like Hornady are now using steel cases for their ammo line.

You want to know why ammo is so expensive...it's the consumerables...the brass, the copper,

even the lead has gotten more expensive. Some companies are even copper washing steel cases.

Steel is the wave of ammo's future...get use to it !!
 

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Yeah. I just go to Walmart and buy federal and if they r out, like usual, then it's remington umc mega pack. For defensive ammo- federal HST in my 9,&45. And Winchester pdx bonded for my .40. The PDX .40's were all I could get at the time so I just bought them. But I'll get some Fed HST for the 27 soon. I just like federal. Don't know why???
~BTW those HST rounds have one nice huge cavity. :)
 

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Sweet! Good to know about that steel. Thanks guys! Oh and what about the different grains. 115 is pretty standard right?
 

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datbuenoG19 said:
Sweet! Good to know about that steel. Thanks guys! Oh and what about the different grains. 115 is pretty standard right?
115 for range and higher for defense. I heard the higher the grain for winter time. I really don't seethe difference but I'm not competition shooting. All I need is ammo and I'm fine.
 

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Im a huge fan of Federal, no problems with Winchester White Box, only ammo Ive heard bad things about is Tula and that is with Ftf's and Fte's
 

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I use the Tula in my G22. I know this is about 9mm. Sorry. But I haven't had any FTE's or FTF's. No complaints so far with about 250 rnds. Eats it up and spits it out!!!! :)
 

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I went through about 950 rounds of federal 124 grain in the first two weeks with my new g17, eveything worked perfect
Welcome jolo1130, Enjoy the forum.
 

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Any ammo works fine. The only thing to really be aware of is if your buying old military surplus (for plinking, etc). If you do buy this make sure it's NON-CORROSIVE. There is some OLD mil surplus out there that is corrosive.
 

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I had heard bad things about steel. I am guessing from the thread that this has changed. Any suggestions about different brands of steel case?
 

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wrpNYFL said:
I had heard bad things about steel. I am guessing from the thread that this has changed. Any suggestions about different brands of steel case?
That is usually due to the misconception that steel ammo hurts the internal parts of tue gun. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
 

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nukinfuts29 said:
That is usually due to the misconception that steel ammo hurts the internal parts of tue gun. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Thanks, nukin...
 
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