GUN What kind of cheap practice ammo can I get?

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  1. disc108

    disc108 New Member

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    I want to get 9mm ammo for H&K USP and Glock but don't know the difference between 9mm Makarov, Luger, and Shotshell. What kind should I get? Any brands I should look for?
     
  2. CrudeGT

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    I just get a case of 1000 from the local gunshow. they are reloads, but you can pick up a case for about $75
     
  3. Pure Energy

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    USP and Glock are 9x19mm (aka 9mm luger or parabellum). 9mm Makarov is 9x18 (Russian counterpart to our 9mm) They are not interchangeable!!! I shoot alot of Wolf through my USP and XD. It's the only way I could afford to shoot .45.
     
  4. TwoGuns

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    Winchester White Box 9mm, loose packs of 100 rounds for around $10.00 at Walmart.
     
  5. footratfunkface

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    yeah, it's $10.96 for winchester white box 100 rd. boxes. you can also find winchester 9mm nato (Q whatever it is) on sale at bass pro every now and then. when you do, you're often limited to 1,000 rounds, so bring friends and have them all buy some. but first, go to galyan's, where you can get 10% off bass pro's sale price. buy all of theirs, then hit up bass pro. me and my friends do this to the galyan's and bass pro in my area every time 9mm and Q3131A are on sale.
     
  6. itchiban

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    another vote for Winchester White at Wal-mart. I got 2 100rd boxes of .40sw today for 14 bucks a piece. not to bad.
     
  7. mrbill

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    Blazer also makes cheap ammo and it can be found pretty much anywhere.
     
  8. meat-head

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    another vote for the Winchester value pack. i like Blazer better but can't soot it at the range i go to
     
  9. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    I don't like reloads, as you never know if the person who loaded them knew what they were doing. WInchest 100 round value packs or blazer can be had for about the same price as reloads at a gun show. Not to mention that using reloaded ammo can void the warranty on certain pistols.
     
  10. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Your USP and Glock use 9x19mm aka 9mm NATO aka 9mm Parabellum aka 9mm Luger. Those are all names for the same round. If it doesn't say one of those, don't shoot it.

    Be wary of reloads, especially with the Glock. It is dangerous to shoot exposed lead bullets through a Glock barrel due to the tight twist of the rifling. Use full metal jacket (FMJ) or jacketed hollowpoints (JHP) only.

    And again, Walmart Winchester white box is about as good a deal as can be had.
     
  11. Mikel

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    Winchester white box at walmart is what I shot yesterday.

    The box, and the back of the shell casing should say "9x19" or "9mm para" or "9mm luger". If it doesn't, don't shoot it.
     
  12. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    double tap.
     
  13. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    9mm kurz is the same as 9x19 as well, and kellyclan is right about the glocks. Due to the polyagonal rifling the bullet grips the bore so tightly that leading can cause pressure to build up so hight it could cause a kB.
     
  14. Pure Energy

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    I learned something cool today!
     
  15. A96HondaAccordCoupeEX

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    I use to shoot whatever they had at the range. Some kind of Winchesters. But lately, i've been buying the Winchester 100 round white box from Wal-Mart for about $11 a box.

    :cool:

    $9 at the range for 50. $11 for 100 at wal-mart :bigok:
     
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    I thought the 9mm Kurtz or 9mm "short" is the same as the .380 not the 9x19.
     
  17. meat-head

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    i think you are right. 9mm Kurtz = .380 = 9X17
     
  18. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Correct.
     
  19. Mikel

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    Type "Kurz" into a english to german translator, and you'll understand why it's not the same. :big grin:

    9mm Luger/parabellum = 9x19

    9mm "kurz" = 9x17
     
  20. GlocksRock

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    That's right, I was thinking of something else. Sorry for the misinformation. :hs:
     

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