Which 9mm Ammo For Yours?


July 19, 2008, 04:45 PM
Is there any preference between the 9mm CCI Blazer Brass and WWB?
Both are 155gr FMJ ammo loaded in brass case.
I see that they are about same price at Walmart.
I need to get about 1,200 rounds of 9mm ammo for a upcoming class.

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July 19, 2008, 05:00 PM
I've tried both but only a few hundred rounds of each. I think WWB is a little more accurate shooting. However, I just went to my WalMart and saw that WWB is now more expensive- $19.96 a box of 100. Blazer Brass is $8.98 for 50. That cinches it for me. I'll take the cheaper one.

July 19, 2008, 05:02 PM
I think you mean 115 grain FMJ. I shoot both and find no perceptible difference in anything except the CCI Blazer Brass gets my gun a tiny bit more dirty but it's as easy to clean as the WWB so no overall difference.

Both are decent. I choose the cheapest of the two for target practice.

July 19, 2008, 06:02 PM
I like Blazer Brass, especially if it's cheaper.

The Bushmaster
July 19, 2008, 06:19 PM
Hornady 124 grain JHP(XTP). Federal brass (nickel). 4.9 grains W-231. WSP primers...

July 19, 2008, 08:13 PM
I like the Blazer better than the WWB.

July 19, 2008, 08:14 PM
i say get whatever is the cheapest that is how i do it. they both have performed well for me, and i have no complaints with either of them.

July 19, 2008, 08:18 PM
Used to be WWB from WallyWorld but now it's CCI Blazer because it is 2 bucks cheaper per 100. Both shoot fine.

July 19, 2008, 09:08 PM
Blazer is cleaner, better and cheaper.

The Lone Haranguer
July 19, 2008, 09:11 PM
It is practically a coin toss between them as far as shooting performance, but when WBB (Wal-Mart Blazer Brass) is available it is often slightly cheaper than WWB (Winchester White Box).

July 19, 2008, 09:32 PM
Can you buy 9mm Blazer at Wal mart? I have only seen the .40 here in Boiling Springs

The Lone Haranguer
July 20, 2008, 02:29 AM
ST, the Blazer brass' (no aluminum) availability seems to be spotty compared to the WWB. Some Wal-Marts here have it, some do not.

July 20, 2008, 04:15 AM
I shoot a lot of WWB.

July 20, 2008, 04:37 AM
I use the highly technical approach in determining which one.

Which ever one I get handed for Free, works for me. *grin*

pssst...this tech approach works for Fed 124 HP, Win STHP 115, 124 gr Gold Dots,...etc.


July 20, 2008, 07:29 AM
Check the .40S&W stacks of Blazer Brass at your Walmart if it doesn't look like they carry it. Every Walmart I've been to has had it, but at one they didn't have a separate section for it on the shelf. It was mixed in with Blazer Brass in .40S&W. Bought all 5 boxes they had(someone got lazy I guess)

July 20, 2008, 01:52 PM
COMPNOR, good thinking. Thanks.

July 20, 2008, 01:54 PM
For practice 115 FMJ UMC.

For carry 125 grain Corbon JHP.

July 20, 2008, 02:24 PM
UMC always seemed ridiculously overpriced. Like $45 for 200 or something. I didn't see any advantage over WWB; heck, Walmart carries Remington JHPs for $20/100.

July 20, 2008, 02:36 PM
When it comes to range ammo, I find the cheapest brass FMJ rounds available. I don't like shooting aluminum or steel case ammo because I am saving all my brass now to reload someday.

For me, I stockpiled a large amount of UMC 115g 9mm when it was $6.99/50 last year. I have about 8000 rounds left and when that's gone I'm only reloading.

July 20, 2008, 04:48 PM
Double post!

July 20, 2008, 04:57 PM
Quit reloading 9mm back a couple of years ago when it was less than $4 a box at Academy. It's currently $9+ for the same ammo there. So---------back to reloading! Cost is:
Powder .045
Primer .023
Bullet .052
Total per rd .12 or $6.00 per box. Damn shame I'm paying 50% more to reload my own over what I could buy factory ammo for 2yrs ago! I'd be shooting a LOT less if I had to buy Factory!

July 20, 2008, 05:42 PM
Ive shot the Rem UMC, no probs.
The closest store to me where I bought my PM9 only carries Blazer Brass for target practice. So thats what Ive been shooting. I bought a case last time I was there, b/c I too have class coming up in Sept that 1K rd requirement. Even tho Ive already shot a couple hundred rounds out of it. Ill need more before the class.

I havent checked Wally World pricing, I may have too. Im paying $12.99 for Blazer 50rds.

July 20, 2008, 05:52 PM
Literally anything but " Magtech " That was the worst ammo I ever bought.

July 20, 2008, 06:19 PM
DoubleTap Ammunition 9mm Luger +P 147 Grain Speer Gold Dot Jacketed Hollow Point, Cor-Bon Self-Defense Ammunition 9mm Luger +P 125 Grain Jacketed Hollow Point, Remington Golden Saber Ammunition 9mm Luger +P 124 Grain Brass Jacketed Hollow Point, and naturally Hornady TAP Personal Defense Ammunition 9mm Luger 147 Grain Jacketed Hollow Point Box. Depends on the gun I'm using...I use other brands, but these are the ones I generally use. I got 6 9mms and one gun may like a particular ammo better than another. I have found this to be true with may different firearms of the same caliber. SHIBBY!

July 20, 2008, 08:29 PM
Never had problems with WWB in any of my guns but the Blazer would cause problems in my BHP and it was a lot dirtier.

July 20, 2008, 08:32 PM
While I never had problems with the WWB, I found them to not be as accurate as the CCI, IMO.

People should take 3 different types of ammo, and shoot 10 rouinds each into fresh targets. You will be suprised how some are different on paper.

I also find UMC to be the worst of the cheap ones, then WWB, then CCI.

I have not shot MagTech.

Samuel Adams
July 20, 2008, 08:36 PM
WWB for paper targets / IDPA, Remington JHP for bowling pins, and Gold Dots for carry.

evan price
July 20, 2008, 08:36 PM
I like Magtech a lot. Also Blazer Brass. That stuff is just clean. They now have their own headstamp- "BLAZER" whereas they used to be "CCI".

Of course, my 9mm ammo is what I use the most- 125gr lead round nose, range brass, Wolf small pistol primer, 4.0 gr of Titegroup. Cost is $3.30 per box of 50 right now.

July 20, 2008, 10:20 PM
That's some cheap price per round! About half of what mine cost now. The last bullets I ordered (last week) were $52 per k for the 9mm 125gr LRN "Small Ball". Shipping was $9.95 for 3k bullets. I use Bullseye powder @ $17 a pound (Loads 1555 rds @4.5gns), and Winchester primers. I know the Wolf primers are a little cheaper, but not enough to make a significant difference in cost per k. If you have some cheaper sources for reloading supplies, please share. To stay on topic, my reloads work well in all my 9mm pistols and cost $6 per 50.

July 21, 2008, 12:25 AM
What does 1000 once-fired brass go for? I've got some. JW.

evan price
July 21, 2008, 06:30 AM
9mm Luger
oal 1.115" crimp 0.378"
125-gr LRN, 4.0gr @ 1750/lb
Projo: 4.0 Primer: 1.85 Powder: 0.75
Total Cost per round: 6.6
Total Cost per box/50: $3.30

Brass: Free/Range
Bullets: Private caster = $250/6250 shipped Hardcast Lead RN
Powder: Titegroup
Primers: Wolf small pistol
My share of group buy w/S&H/H-M included:
$370 for 20K primers = $18.50/thousand
$200 for 16# Titegroup = $12.50 per pound

I sell tumbled 9mm brass usually in flat-rate box lots of 3300 or so for $100 shipped. Three cents a case.

July 21, 2008, 11:27 AM
Thanks for the info. I belong to two private gun clubs, and occasionally go to a public range nearby, so brass is not a problem. I have praticipated in group buys in the past at my clubs, need to get up an order with the guys soon! My latest purchase was 8# of Bullseye along with 5k Winchester SPP, and 3k cast bullets. That's the numbers I was basing my cost on. I still have 4-5# of BE, about 3k SPPs, and 1500 125 LRN bullets on hand from my last purchase. I'm sure they were cheaper than my last purchase, so cost per rd would have been cheaper had I used those numbers. The cost of reloading supplies is going up by leaps and bounds! I am going to place an order for some of the Wolf primers. I like to save a penny when I can. I could reduce my powder charge to 4gns and save a little there too. Problem there is only a slight reduction will get my loads under Power Factor. Looks like I'm paying about twice as much for bullets as you. I'd go back to casting bullets if I had a readilly available source of inexpensive lead. I dunno-----------maybe I need to explore the group buy thing at the clubs. Thanks for all the information.
Good shooting!

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