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Old September 3, 2011, 08:50 PM   #1
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S&W M&P 9x19 Ammo

To date I have only shot Winchester white out of it and have really been happy. However since I live in a small town sometimes it is tough to get that Ammo. The only place that I have seen carry it is WalMart and sometimes they run out. What other Ammo goes well with a 9mm Smith and Wesson M&P? Today I bought 50 rounds of Sellier and Bellot because the guy at the store said it was better than Winchester (they don't carry it) because it is cleaner. Any brands to pick up or avoid?
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Old September 3, 2011, 10:09 PM   #2
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I like Federal Champion. Cheap and usually pretty good.

Winchester White Box is god awful filthy and has given me personally the highest number of hard primers for my revolvers and some crazy bad rounds.

On the whole, however, I haev found my M&P to be the least picky gun I own. It generally eats anything, If it doesn't eat a round then you really know it was bad.
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Old September 3, 2011, 10:16 PM   #3
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Wall of China Mart also carries RWS and Remington UMC from time to time.
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Old September 3, 2011, 10:43 PM   #4
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Online sources for factory 9x19mm ammunition....

These online sources have good prices & customer service;

www.Cabelas.com www.cheaperthandirt.com www.brownells.com www.shopcorbon.com www.sgammo.com
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Old September 4, 2011, 07:17 AM   #5
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I run tons of Silver Bear through mine. Works like a champ. you can get 500 rounds for $85 at militaryshooters.com
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Old September 4, 2011, 07:50 AM   #6
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M&P will eat any ammo U use,
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Old September 4, 2011, 04:50 PM   #7
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I'll shoot just about anything through mine, though only limited amounts of steel cased ammo (Russian stuff). I've shot WWB, RWS, Sellier and Bellot, Remington UMC, Aguilla, Blazer Brass, Blazer aluminum case, Federal Champion, American Eagle (Federal), Dynamit Nobel, and probably some others that don't come to mind immediately.
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Old September 4, 2011, 10:09 PM   #8
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Thanks. Appreciate the feedback and the links. I figured this gun was pretty much good to go with any ammo but wanted some feedback.
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Old September 4, 2011, 10:19 PM   #9
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I own a Sigma 9mm, and it eats anything I feed it. I'm sure your M&P9 would do the same.
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Old September 4, 2011, 11:21 PM   #10
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While I don't own a S&W M&P, I used WWB, Federal Champion, Blazer Brass, UMC, American Eagle, S&B, Fiocchi, RWS, Geco, and Armscor for 9mm range ammo and never had issues with any of them. Lately, I've been shooting more Federal Champion than anything because that's what my local Wally World has the cheapest next to steel-cased TulAmmo.
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Old September 5, 2011, 02:56 AM   #11
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sellier and bellot isn't better than WWB. but it's still reliable and cheaper so it's a good choice for plinking ammo. I have about 3000 rounds of 9mm stockpiled and about 1000 of that is S&B. it's easy to come by and is fairly clean but it's easier to get bulk than wwb which is probably why LGS carries it instead.
CCI blazers and blazer brass
federal red box
american eagle
magtech
USA ammo(lake city brass reload)
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and winchester white box are all very good options for range ammo.

your M&P will also eat up remington/umc brass cased and tula and wolf steel case but I normally stay away from it due to personal prejudice(inconsistency, extra cleaning requirements, degrading quality control and slightly elevated chance of KaBooms). M&Ps are pretty reliable so I cant really see them jamming on anything other than super blunt hollowpoints.
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Old September 5, 2011, 07:44 AM   #12
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The M&P will eat any ammunition that you feed it but the faster rounds will be more accurate in the gun because of the way that the gun locks up. All things equal, grab the highest velocity round you can find for practice.
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Old September 5, 2011, 11:24 AM   #13
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The M&P will eat any ammunition that you feed it but the faster rounds will be more accurate in the gun because of the way that the gun locks up. All things equal, grab the highest velocity round you can find for practice.
would you care to elaborate on this?
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Old September 5, 2011, 11:35 AM   #14
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avoid UMC. that stuff is crap. also, based on all the reports of WWB bullets getting lodged in the barrel, i've started to avoid that as well.


good stuff: s&b, pmc bronze, blazer brass (or aluminum), and federal champion.


just don't get that s&b "range safe" ammo in the grey box. that's garbage. get the green/red box stuff.



Quote:
The M&P will eat any ammunition that you feed it but the faster rounds will be more accurate in the gun because of the way that the gun locks up. All things equal, grab the highest velocity round you can find for practice.
nonsense.
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Old September 11, 2011, 07:40 AM   #15
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The M&P 9mm unlocks a little early and as a result the faster rounds (the gun was designed around NATO velocities) are a little more accurate. Going into more detail than that I would probably be over my head (I'm no gunsmith) and I wouldn't want to lead anyone down the wrong path. Perhaps I can get Randy or one of the guys from Apex Tactical to stop in and explain it better. He's posted a few videos on the subject and has even gone so far as to design a custom fit replacement barrel with Irv from Barsto to eliminate the problem.

It's definitely not nonsense and I would encourage everyone to ignore posts like that and do the homework yourself.
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Old September 11, 2011, 07:54 AM   #16
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Living in a small town, ammo choices tend not to be very broad, and I try to avoid going to Walmart at all costs.

I have become a big fan of online ammo purchasing, though you do have to be careful about which one you choose due to variations in shipping costs. It's always cheaper in bulk as well.

I like these guys, in NJ. All shipping is free, and they're quick and reliable.

http://www.ammoman.com/webstore_home.htm
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Old September 11, 2011, 08:10 AM   #17
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An M&P is going to eat anything, as it should. If it runs fine on WWB box then I wouldn't worry about it running on something different.
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Old September 11, 2011, 09:05 AM   #18
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Georgia Arms. Their quality is great and their "canned heat" deals are usually pretty good:

http://georgia-arms.com/9mmluger-2.aspx

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Old September 11, 2011, 10:43 AM   #19
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Buy online

ammoseek.com
gun-deals.com

Brass 9mm is about $0.20/rd
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Old September 11, 2011, 01:00 PM   #20
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The M&P 9mm unlocks a little early and as a result the faster rounds (the gun was designed around NATO velocities) are a little more accurate.
thanks for the explaination.
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Old September 15, 2011, 05:03 PM   #21
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Not a problem. For a better explanation just give the guys at Apex a shout.
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Old September 15, 2011, 06:18 PM   #22
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I've shot everything from Federal HST (defense ammo) to Brown Bear Russian ammo. It ate and spit out everything with varying levels of accuracy. From my experience, it's a Glock. Feed it and oil sparingly.
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