Ammo question, CCI Blazer


December 30, 2002, 11:26 PM
Had a comment from a local salesman today. The store has CCI 9mm at 3.99/50. He said that after 1,000 rounds or so, my barrel would be damaged. Is CCI that inferior?

Mikey D...

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December 30, 2002, 11:29 PM
I've used it, never noticed a problem.
Did he expound as to why bbl damage occurs?
Or just want to sell more expensive ammo?

December 30, 2002, 11:34 PM
He didn't try to steer me away from it, just warned me. Said it was really dirty, aluminum cases... but he didn't (obviously) try to steer me toward more expensive stuff... subtly, perhaps...

Mikey D...

December 30, 2002, 11:59 PM
I think your problem is that you are way too close to Nashville...the idiot quotient seems to spike there.

I have shot many thousands of Blazers of various calibres with NO ill effects of any sort on any weapon. If you need cheap range ammo, buy it and ignore your "salesman".

BTW, just where can you get 9mm for $3.99/50? The cheapest available in Chattanooga is $5.86/50 at the WalMarts.

December 31, 2002, 12:03 AM
Sounds like the sales guy doesn't have a clue. I've used the blazer ammo in mass quantities in everything from 9mm to .45acp and have not had any ill effects from it.

Sounds like this guy was trying to "bully" you up to a more expensive ammo.

December 31, 2002, 12:13 AM
thisaway, at Academy Sports; they're new to town here, in the Rivergate area. 3.99/50; their regular price, from what I understand.

Mikey D...

December 31, 2002, 12:13 AM
I can only speak for my own positive experience with this high quality - low cost ammo; my "mentor," a retired LEO, shoots CCI/Blazer in all of his handguns(9mm, .40 s&w and .45 acp).

I mix it up with the regulars: Winchester USA, Sellier&Bellot, UMC, etc. I keep buying Blazer 'cause it is inexpensive, yet very reliable and accurate. I think it's great!

December 31, 2002, 12:14 AM
From my experience, the Blazer ammo tend to be on the dirty & smokey side. But I'd put up w/ it for a few rounds @ $3.99/50 ;)

December 31, 2002, 12:18 AM
I've used Blazer ammo. at Thunder Ranch, Chapman Academy and Mas Ayoob's Lethal Force Institute. I've shot thousands of rounds of the stuff on courses where a reliable gun and ammo. are crucial to get through it. No problems whatsoever...

December 31, 2002, 06:15 AM
I`ve used it and didn`t notice a problem. One of the young coppers in town has a .357 Sig and one time in qualification he used it. His gun turned into a jam o matic. The extractor was peeling the case back.

December 31, 2002, 07:11 AM
Never had a problem with it.

Dave Markowitz
December 31, 2002, 07:30 AM
I call BS.

CCI makes good ammo. Blazers may be a bit dirty, but for 3.99 a box, I'd be plenty happy to use more Ed's Red.

Bottom Gun
December 31, 2002, 07:36 AM
Nothing but BS

December 31, 2002, 08:07 AM
I've used a lot of Blazer and had excellent results with it. It does however, produce a bit more gunk than your average brand.

December 31, 2002, 08:29 AM
Is CCI that inferior?

It is from the salesman's point of view. At $3.99/50 it probably has the lowest profit margin of any ammo he sells. :D

I've never had any problem with Blazer. It may be dirtier than some other ammo but that's relative. My guns get cleaned after a day at the range no matter what ammo I've been shooting.


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