Ammo question


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verdun59
March 11, 2009, 07:46 PM
Can anyone give me any info on "Independence" ammo. That's what was sold at the range today since the dire shortage of .380 ammo. I've never had as much trouble with any ammo as this stuff. Anybody used it and what kind of results did you get.

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gwnorth
March 11, 2009, 09:20 PM
I've shot a bunch of Independence .45acp 230gr FMJ and it was fine. The boxes I had were stamped as having come from Federal Cartridge Co.

According to the owner of the store I bought it at (he's also the gunsmith), it is made by CCI for Federal. It's an odd arrangement, but bear in mind that both CCI and Federal are owned by the same parent company - ATK, Inc. It is new, factory made ammo, manufactured in the USA. Some time ago (a couple of years at least, or so I gather) the Independence brand was imported by CCI (although I don't remember from where), and either the parent, ATK, or one of their ammunition manufacturing subsidiaries must have bought up the brand trademark.

P.S. Along with CCI and Federal, ATK also owns Speer ammo. Co.

Yo Mama
March 11, 2009, 10:54 PM
I like it better than WWB, and some of the like. Works fine, I get it for the .380 as the range I go to usually has this as my only choice.

Taurus_9mm
March 11, 2009, 10:58 PM
I've used Independence ammo in 9mm, .45 ACP and .357 Magnum with no problems.

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