Geco 9mm Ammo


Gary G23
January 30, 2005, 09:24 PM
Has anybody used this stuff? I got some today and it looks like good ammo. The bullet jackets stick to a magnet so I assume it is steel jacketed but other than that does anyone know of anything wrong with this ammo?

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January 30, 2005, 09:35 PM
My gosh - a blast from the past! I used this ammo back in 80's thru my earlier BHP - never any probs and used the brass to reload too - all in all, it was well OK for me. No idea on current stuff tho. Doubt I have seen that name in years.

Seem to remember it had red laquer sealing the primers.

DT Guy
January 30, 2005, 09:48 PM
Used to be (and may still be) made by Dynamit-Nobel, loaded 'hot' and very reliable. They used to make an interesting "Blitz Action Trauma-B.A.T." bullet as well, that would feed in guns designed for FMJs.


January 30, 2005, 09:52 PM
Dynamit-Nobel, Ahaha - that sounds like it - and would expect same manufacturer yeah. I t was hottish - or shall we say ''brisk'' but never gave me impression of being over hot and my BHP never complained!

January 30, 2005, 10:52 PM
I have a couple boxes of 9mm that are a couple years old. The cases on many of them have corrosion all over them now. Never shot any of it yet.

January 31, 2005, 12:16 AM
GECO is good stuff, Shot tons of it when I was in Germany. They make decent 45 too. Good brass, reloads well.

It looks a bit funny, the 9mm stuff always had a well rounded rim that was on the minus side of head dia. Worked sweet just looked different enough to catch the eye.


January 31, 2005, 08:37 AM
All the new Geco is now made in Switzerland by Ruag Ammotec.They also make some air burst mortor shells for our military.Very good ammo and still has a copper coated steel jacket.It takes level IIIA body armor to stop it.


Walt Sherrill
January 31, 2005, 09:47 AM
A copper-coated steel jacket won't be allowed at most indoor ranges. So be wary if you shoot indoors. (Takes out backstops.)

January 31, 2005, 10:46 AM
The stuff recently imported in the USA is brass jacket lead core and excellent stuff.
It is loaded hotter than most commercial FMJ stuff and I recommend it if you like to shoot Lugers.

January 31, 2005, 04:00 PM
Geco used to make the 9 para for the German military and the police in FMJ and Berdan. When you shoot the old ammo at night, you will notice that it has little flash. It is pretty surefire-stuff.

One of my friends has a berdan primed case in his collection that had been attempted to be fired. The primer came out and jammed a Walther PP.
The case has no flash holes drilled. This is a 1960s 7.65mm Browning cartridge for the German Police. Besides that, I have never heard anything negative about Geco/RWS.

January 31, 2005, 04:04 PM
Ok I looked it up.Lead-Antimony core which makes it harder than pure lead.Mild steel jacket coated with copper-nickel alloy which gives it a different color than most of the copper gilding metal you see.Not brass.


February 1, 2005, 03:50 AM
This ammo is available at $4.99 per box of 50! I bought some in Henderson, Nevada at noon today. Galyans on W. Sunset has it. They have changed their name to Dick's Sporting Goods.

February 1, 2005, 04:48 AM
Geco is not loaded hot. It's about the same as winchester whitebox.

February 1, 2005, 05:19 AM
Lead-Antimony core which makes it harder than pure lead. Almost all bullets and shotshells use a Lead-Antimony alloy.

Lyman #2 alloy is still considered soft.

Pure lead is generally only used for muzzleloaders and cheap birdshot.

February 1, 2005, 09:55 AM
I stand corrected, I slapped a Magna-tip screwdriver against the bullet and got a draw.
The bullet jackets are mild steel.
No matter to me, I still like this stuff.

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