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Old 01-08-2008, 05:26 PM
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Cheapest, most reliable factory .40 S&W ammunition, for Glock 23?


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I do not have my Glock 23 yet, and've read that lead bullets aren't good for them, nor are any kind of reloaded bullets (?).

I've seen prices ranging in the average of $20 for around 20 bullets! That's a bit expensive for me, so I was wondering if there is any NON-lead, "great-for-Glock" ammo out there, that costs around $10-15 for 50 bullets? Or other good deals on 100 packs, 250 packs, etc. ?

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Old 01-08-2008, 08:58 PM
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Walmart just raised their prices, but last I checked you could get 100 180gr FMJ for about $23.99. About a month ago I saw some HSM ammo for .40 S&W for $8.99/box of 50 at Sportsmans Warehouse. Unfourtunately I wasn't smart enough to buy up all they had, and I haven't seen the HSM at Sportsman's since.

The $20.00/20 rounds ammo is usually good for defense, but overkill and too expensive for target practice.

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Old 01-09-2008, 02:04 PM
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I'm still (as recently as yesterday) purchasing 100 round boxes from our Wal-Mart for $21.86 plus tax and they work fine in my Glock.
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:02 PM
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I have never hada glock failure with walmart ammo whether it wa swinchester white box or remington UMC. in eitehr 180 or 165 grian loads. my duty loads for the depts i worked for were Speer 155 Gold dots in our Glock 22 at one dept the other was 180 Ranger in a Berretta 96d
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:53 AM
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I'm still (as recently as yesterday) purchasing 100 round boxes from our Wal-Mart for $21.86 plus tax and they work fine in my Glock.
Dang, I paid $27.84 for a box at Wally World her in NH last week......
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:36 AM
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Ditto on Walmart. I get the same 100 rounds of Winchester at $20.81 plus tax. Here it's difficult if not impossible to find factory loaded lead anyway and shipping charges would render it no longer cheap.

With 2 Glocks I am also dealing with the Glock/lead issue. The safest way to do it is with an aftermarket barrel dedicated for lead use. Even with those, bullet profiles are significant. I'm going to have to return said barrels with dummy rounds to let them custom drill the barrels to chamber the bullets of my choice, SSSOOOOOOO------------I've been offered a trade deal at the gun shop to trade up to a Sig which I might take.

You'll have to spend $150 or so to make your Glock lead safe. It's up to you if you shoot enough rounds to justify this inconvenience.

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Old 03-16-2008, 07:48 PM
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:47 AM
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Old 03-19-2008, 05:27 PM
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I don't buy new unless I run out of a source for brass......
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:32 AM
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Wolf. I have shot somewhere in the area of 3-4 thousand rounds of Wolf ammo in just 40sw alone over the last few years and have never had any problems with it. It's certainly not the zippiest or hardest hitting 40 I've ever used, in fact my handloads usally have more punch to them. But for cheaper (I say cheaper because there is no such thing as cheap ammo for anything anymore) practice ammo it's just the ticket. Although since I started buying the stuff a few years ago, even it's gone up quite a bit in price.
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:24 AM
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Just bought an 100 box of Winchester at Wal-Mart and noticed the price has increased 28% since my post here in January.....pretty good increase in a short period of time.
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:49 AM
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And my wife doesn't understand why every time we go there, I buy a couple boxes of something, whether or not I am going shooting in the immediate future. She doesn't understand why I bought a new gun safe and converted the old one into an ammo stock pile either...
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Old 05-24-2008, 07:17 PM
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I have never hada glock failure with walmart ammo .......
I've never had a Glock failure with any factory loaded ammo. Find the cheapest you can get and shoot 'er up.
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I have found Blazer ammo to be cost effective at $15 (165 grain FMJ) dollars a box! However I reload my own on our progressive Hornady press.

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Old 06-10-2010, 12:46 PM
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I've never had a Glock failure with any factory loaded ammo. Find the cheapest you can get and shoot 'er up.
exactly.

shoot whatever is cheapest, except for lead.
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:45 PM
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Cheapest 40 S&W Ammunition...

I agree with magnumitis, never once had a problem with factory-loaded. As for deals, i found these guys at 29-31cents a round on the 500rd case. The per round price gets a little better on the 1000rd if you wanna go that far. The sites really nice to use and secure. Hope this helps...
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Old 07-17-2010, 05:42 PM
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The CCI Blazer Brass has been good ammo for what I've shot. Glocks rarely blow up with factory ammo (I've only heard of a few police dept issues, known hot Federal ammo) its the reloads and lead you have to worry about.

The only ammo I buy now is .22LR.
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Old 09-08-2010, 11:56 AM
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Go to luckygunner.com. It is remanufactured ammo and very reliable and cheapest I've found as far as using for the range. I shot over 600 rounds through my Glock and XD with no problems. Check them out.
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:12 PM
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I still would prefer the Minutemen U.S.A. ammo at ammunitionstore.com -- they all have military headstamp on them, and that way I know they're definitely up to specs.
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:56 PM
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Their ammo is manufactured by MBI (Military Ballistics Industries) propellant by Hodgdon, bullets either Lake City military manufactoring facilities or Hornady, primers either CCI or Winchester. They offer 40 S&W 180 FMJ 1000 rounds for $250.00 or .25 a round. Best price I've found on that particular round.
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