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I use .45 auto and can get the UMC brand fairly cheap and good but Federal sometimes has good deals. This is all brass, steel casings are sometimes cheaper and heard that they do well in Glock except for Tula.
 

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O ok so steel wouldn't be bad for the glock?
I personally haven't tried it yet, but there are threads here where people say that the Glock chews it up but have had issues with Tula. I don't know if it will hurt it or not but the evidence from some of the other guys says it won't. My Kriss, as I was told, doesn't like steel so I may get brass for the most part but with the Glocks (30 and soon 21) I will try the steel.
 

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Buy it and glock will fire it. I wouldn't worry about it tearing up your gun, it just won't happen. You might end up finding your own personal preference. I like Federal Champion 115 gr. 9mm. They are cheap and shoot better for me than the Winchester White Box (WWB).
 

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I use a mix of Federal Champion, UMC, and WWB. There is a vendor here near Austin that sells reloaded ammo that is supposed to be of good quality. My wife brought me 25 rds of .45 ACP that she won as a door prize or something at her gun club meetup. Mostly Blazer brass reloads, but they all ran great through my Kimber. Might give their stuff a try in the future. Now that I'm shooting more 357 Mag, I could use some kind of price break.
 

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I will absolutely never buy UMC ammo ever again. The ONLY failure I have ever had with any of my three Glocks was due to a UMC casing that had a factory defect causing it to miss feed, and potentially causing a very bad situation.
 

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my Glock 17 gen 4 likes the steel ammo and i got it from Walmart not sure if it was Tula but it shot fine. A local chain sotre called bimart had Remington Luger 9mm for $9.99 a box
 

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Not many shops sell bulk. Ordering bulk online, buy the time you pay shipping even on the cheapest of ammo......you just don't save. I've only got one shop close to me that does{GT Distributors} and they only offer it in PMC. I'm not that fond of PMC and GT is about a 30 drive one way so not worth it.

Best bet is to look for deals in stores. I do shop around. I just got back from Walmart and bought 1000 rounds of Federal Champion 9mm for $220 {100 count boxes $19.40}and I live in a state with 9.75% sales tax. I do normally buy Winchester white box 100 count but been having quite a bit of very weak loads out of them lately. The UMC 250 count boxes in 9mm are always nice when I can actually find them in stores but it ALWAYS gets bought up as soon as it hits the shelves.

Been a while since I've ran Federal especially in the amount I bought tonight. I'll run through all of them tomorrow and see how it goes.
 

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Anybody (specifically the .40 owners) ever try MBI in their Glocks? I've heard good and bad things but I have my reservations. I'm concerned that it's remanufactured and I would be purchasing it in the .40. Is the price worth the risk of blowing my hand off?
 

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Anybody (specifically the .40 owners) ever try MBI in their Glocks? I've heard good and bad things but I have my reservations. I'm concerned that it's remanufactured and I would be purchasing it in the .40. Is the price worth the risk of blowing my hand off?
Copied this from a product description on lucky gunner....

"Military Ballistic Industries Ammunition (also known as MBI) is produced in the United States by an established American cartridge producer. While MBI specializes in remanufactured (also known as reloaded) ammunition, it also carries a line of new production ammunition. "

I'm sure they use bulg buster dies and the risk of the whole .40 thing is so extremely low that I wouldn't worry about it. The only time I would even consider it an issue is home reloaders that don't use bulge busters.
 

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Me, (and Glock, Smyrna) have used thousands and thousands of rounds of Blazer Aluminum. These cartridges feed as smooth as glass; and defective round counts run as low as 1 every one or two thousand rounds. Very good RANGE AMMO! (Just be sure to keep it dry and not leave it out on the bench while it's raining - OK!)
 

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Mike P said:
Copied this from a product description on lucky gunner....

"Military Ballistic Industries Ammunition (also known as MBI) is produced in the United States by an established American cartridge producer. While MBI specializes in remanufactured (also known as reloaded) ammunition, it also carries a line of new production ammunition. "

I'm sure they use bulg buster dies and the risk of the whole .40 thing is so extremely low that I wouldn't worry about it. The only time I would even consider it an issue is home reloaders that don't use bulge busters.
Yeah that's where I planned on purchasing them. Some reviews have said there are a lot of bad cartridges including some with deep tool marks and/or visible bulges. I guess I'll just have to inspect.
 

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Yeah that's where I planned on purchasing them. Some reviews have said there are a lot of bad cartridges including some with deep tool marks and/or visible bulges. I guess I'll just have to inspect.
Please provide an update on how that ammo works out.
 

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CincyG27 said:
Anybody (specifically the .40 owners) ever try MBI in their Glocks? I've heard good and bad things but I have my reservations. I'm concerned that it's remanufactured and I would be purchasing it in the .40. Is the price worth the risk of blowing my hand off?
I have used MBI alot. Never had any issues. I buy mine from lucky gunner.com
 
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