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Old July 30, 2013, 02:27 AM   #26
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Some autopistols do not seem to "like" it. My CZ75B will falter about once every 50 rounds when I'm using Blazer aluminum but seems to be 100% with brass-cased ammunition.
That reminded me, that my Browning BDA .380 did have some failures to eject with it (causing a misfeed/stovepipe jam). However, that was only when the Blazer Aluminum was being shot by a child or woman that limp-wristed the pistol. With a proper grip, it ran great. And with brass-cased ammo, even a limp-wrister couldn't make it fail to eject.

I don't believe the 'twin' of the BDA, a Beretta 84BB had any issues with the Blazer Aluminum, though.
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Old July 30, 2013, 11:21 AM   #27
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Interesting. Maybe I'm the exception, but I never found Blazer aluminum to be markedly cheaper than UMC or Winchester white box or S&B or any other of the brands marketing "inexpensive" target loads. In fact, if anything Blazer always seemed to be MORE expensive than those other brands. And once I began reloading, buying it became even less of an interesting proposition to me.
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Old July 31, 2013, 01:06 AM   #28
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I haven't priced any in the last 10-15 years, but it used to be about HALF the price of brass-cased ammo. At the time, that even made it almost as cheap as the cost to reload. Add in the time savings, and it was well worth the price.
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Old July 31, 2013, 01:19 PM   #29
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Used to be 3.95 for a box of 50 9mm which was about a buck cheaper than the brass.
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Old July 31, 2013, 02:07 PM   #30
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Other than having it jump the crimp in a magnum revolver once, I've had no problem with Blazer. I rarely use it, though, because it's Berdan primed, and I can't reload it.
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Old July 31, 2013, 09:51 PM   #31
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It's Berdan primed to prevent reloading. It's just fine for the first use but not deemed safe for reloading.
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Old July 31, 2013, 11:26 PM   #32
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The Blazer aluminum shoots fine. I've shot thousands of rounds in 9mm, .380 ACP, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP without any issues. Works good for me.
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Old August 1, 2013, 10:01 AM   #33
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The CCI Blazer with the 200gr. JHP in .45 ACP has long been my favorite ammo to carry. It has been totally reliable and I have never had an issue with it. I have been hoarding my last 4 boxes of it and have no idea what I am going to replace it with when I run out.

I have also shot quite a bit of the CCI Blazer in 9mm and years ago some .357 Magnums. No it is not the bargin it used to be but I have always found it to shoot good in my guns.

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