Blazer 9mm ammo


October 21, 2010, 05:19 PM
Is this stuff corrosive? I've heard people talk about how dirty it leaves your gun.

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D Rock
October 21, 2010, 05:38 PM
I bought 500 rounds of the brass FMJRN back in August when Gander Mountain was running a special. I don't think it was corrosive. I clean my pistols every time I fire them and I can't say that they got noticeably dirtier. What I did notice was that the brass was often more burned looking.

I don't reload so I don't know what causes that, although I've seen it when I have shot other peoples reloads. A warped cylinder on a revolver and I learned my lesson and don't shoot anything that someone else has reloaded.

I'd say if you get a good price on the brass Blazer use it. I had no real problems with it.


October 21, 2010, 05:45 PM
Blazer Brass is no dirtier than any other brand and is cleaner than some. I have used thousands of rounds of it and never had one single problem. I used to get it at Wally World but it's Federal now. I don't have any experience with the aluminum cased Blazer but I have never heard anything bad about it.

October 21, 2010, 05:47 PM
I shot 50 rounds of it, 50 rounds of Winchester white box, and 40 rounds of federal and my gun was not that dirty. Just clean your gun after each session and youll be fine.

October 21, 2010, 05:58 PM
No, it's not corrosive.

October 21, 2010, 06:19 PM
It's fine (and non corrosive); shoot away.

Big Bill
October 21, 2010, 06:55 PM
I shoot it all the time. It's definately not corrosive and is cleaner than some other ammo I've shot.

October 21, 2010, 07:37 PM
:) I bought a case of Blazer 380 aluminum case and it goes bang every time. Don

October 21, 2010, 07:50 PM
I've never had a failure with the Blazer Brass or the cheaper aluminum cased stuff and I've used 100's of rounds out of many different calibers because it's usually the cheapest ammo at my local Bi-Mart. I've used it with 9mm, 40S&W, .45ACP and .38 special.

October 21, 2010, 07:52 PM
All gun powder is dirty, that's why you have to clean your gun. anything burning causes carbon.

The Lone Haranguer
October 21, 2010, 08:15 PM
Blazer, whether aluminum or brass, is not corrosive, nor is it any "dirtier" than any other ammo in my experience. I would be concerned about large amounts of unburned powder, but there will always be some soot or carbon buildup. To leave nothing is a violation of the laws of physics.

October 21, 2010, 08:23 PM
Some Specs.

9mm FMJ Ballistics

Brand Weight Velocity Power Factor
Fiocchi 124 1250 155.00
Fiocchi 147 1050 154.35
Fiocchi 158 940 148.52
Am Eagle 147 1000 147.00
Win RA9124N NATO 124 1185 146.94
RWS Sport FMJ 124 1181 146.44
S&B 124 1181 146.44
Rem. Express 147 990 145.53
UMC 147 990 145.53
Lawman 147 985 144.80
Prvi Partizan 147 984 144.65
S&B 115 1250 143.75
Fiocchi 115 1250 143.75
Am Eagle 124 1150 142.60
Glock Minimum* 124 1148 142.35
Win USA 124 1140 141.36
Blazer 147 950 139.65
Lawman 115 1200 138.00
PMC Bronze 124 1110 137.64
Win USA 115 1190 136.85
Rem. Express 124 1100 136.40
UMC 124 1100 136.40
Am Eagle 115 1180 135.70
Glock Minimum* 115 1180 135.70
Blazer 124 1090 135.16
Blazer Brass 124 1090 135.16
Lawman 124 1090 135.16
Cor-Bon match 147 900 132.30
My Reloads 147 900 132.30
PMC Bronze 115 1150 132.25
Prvi Partizan 115 1148 132.02
Blazer 115 1145 131.68
Blazer Brass 115 1145 131.68
Rem. Express 115 1135 130.53
UMC 115 1135 130.53
Federal Champ 115 1125 129.38

*From the 2000 Glock Armorer's manual

It is down at the bottom of the list it seems

Old krow
October 21, 2010, 08:24 PM
I've never had a failure with the Blazer Brass or the cheaper aluminum cased stuff

I've been shooting it for a while. No issues with corrosion, but I clean the guns every time I go. No dirtier either. I did run into a series of FTEs with a box the other day though. 3 in one mag. Switched guns, 2 in the next. It was the aluminum cases. Only issue that I've ever had with them. Probably a fluke.

October 21, 2010, 08:44 PM
CCI Blazer is my preferred range ammo and is certainly not corrosive...I always try to have a couple of cases on hand for classes. I switched to Blazer from WWB because it was cleaner and I don't reload 9mm.

The only valid knock against Blazer ammo, and CCI ammo in general, is that they use harder primers. My Sig 226ST with the mainspring balanced for Federal primers will not set off any CCI 9mm ammo

October 21, 2010, 08:50 PM
Good quality ammo, I prefer it to everything except Federal Eagle.

October 22, 2010, 12:22 PM
I put several thousand rounds of it through a G17 going through the POST academy. I had no failures to fire, and the pistol was no dirtier or cleaner than other ammunition I've fired.

October 22, 2010, 01:04 PM
It's definitely not corrosive. It is just as dirty as any other cheap ammo. I don't buy it because I don't like to shoot aluminum cased ammo in my guns. Blazer brass is great though.

October 22, 2010, 01:43 PM
Ammo is corrosive only if it is primed with a corrosive primer. Since those have been gone for at least 20+ years, it's safe to say that anything you buy today (barring surplus) is non-corrosive. However the relative cleanliness of ammo has to do with the powder used and charge (really pressure) of the ammo. All ammo leaves unburnt powder and residue. Sometimes more expensive ammo is cleaner, sometimes not.

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