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Georgia Arms Ammo

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Confederate, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. Confederate

    Confederate Well-Known Member

    A few years ago I bought some Georgia Arms ammo. Some of their ammo, .45 ACP and 9mm were rated +P+ and +P. It wasn't reflected on the plastic bags the ammo came in and I wondered if I need stronger springs in my guns to accommodate it. The woman who answered the phone at Georgia Arms said that if the ammo was labeled .45ACP or 9mm, then any gun would shoot it. But when I asked further questions she admitted she wasn't a techie.

    Does anyone here have experience with Georgia Arms ammo? I was going to get some of their 158gr SWCHP in .38, but I read a review that showed that the bullets didn't expand. Is their ammo pretty good generally? And has anyone used their .357 125gr JHP?


  2. hogshead

    hogshead Well-Known Member

    I used to buy a lot of ammo from them before I started reloading . All the ammo I got worked fine.
  3. shootniron

    shootniron Well-Known Member

    This may be of help to you and it may not be. I have shot thousands of rounds of Ga Arms ammo 20plus years ago, before I started reloading and even now I still buy some that I do not reload...such as .223. I have shot most of the ammo that they sell at one time or another and have found it to be excellent from a quality as well as value standpoint. Admittedly, most of what I have shot has been the canned heat bulk ammo.

    One more thing, I assume that you are aware that the majority of their ammo is reloads.
  4. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Well-Known Member

    +1 Ga Arms. I've shot 9mm, .40S&W, .38SPL, .357 Mag, .44 Mag and maybe even a few .223, with never a bad round. And I've reloaded gobs of the brass later.
  5. Confederate

    Confederate Well-Known Member

    The kind I bought was new. I don't usually buy reloads unless the brass is the same make and type. Different head stamps will give different results, but it's good for just shooting at man-sized targets or plinking. Round nosed bullets in the white Winchester boxes also don't give great accuracy, but it's good for casual shooting.
  6. S&W-Keeper

    S&W-Keeper Well-Known Member

    No problems. I have shot a ton of it.
  7. JohnBT

    JohnBT Well-Known Member

    "Some of their ammo, .45 ACP and 9mm were rated +P+ and +P. It wasn't reflected on the plastic bags the ammo came in"

    Every bag or ammo can of Georgia Arms ammo I've ever seen has been clearly marked with caliber, bullet type, velocity, etc. I've been buying and shooting their ammo for years and years. They have a dozen tables at every gun show and I always stop by. I'm not really an ammo hoarder, I'm just stocking up for retirement.

  8. AethelstanAegen

    AethelstanAegen Well-Known Member

    I've had great success with GA ammo. My XD really likes the 185gr JHPs and the 1911 likes the standard 230gr FMJs. I've yet to find any ammo that shoots as consistently in my guns for anywhere near as cheap. Until I start reloading, I plan to pretty much exclusively use GA ammo (when bought in a good size, it really doesn't come out to much more than the cheap WWB or Tula ammo for me and is much better quality than both).
  9. Wishoot

    Wishoot Well-Known Member

    Great ammo. I've bought their .38 spl and .357 mag and never had a problem.
  10. hardluk1

    hardluk1 member

    Georgia arms defence bullets are a Speer unicor bonded bullets . More commonly known as GOLD DOTS if it was in a speer box. There hunting ammo is the speer deep curl bullet. There velocities for the premium ammo for me has match velocites rated on the package ,so long as i don't except a 9mm 124gr +P to get 1200fps out of a 3" barrel. The brass states if it is a +P or regular on the brass and is new startline brass. I also find there premium ammo is a fair price for what I get. Not many companies sell 50 rounds of ammo for the price they ask. More like 20 rounds box's. I have shoot many , many thousands of there canned-heat ammo too and never had a single faulure or light load with it. Even pistols like kahr that have said not to use 115gr ammo run great with theres.
  11. cwl1862

    cwl1862 Well-Known Member

    GA is my go to source for 32 S&W & 32 H&R Mag. Good reliable ammo, good prices. Wish they loaded 327 Federal
  12. ATLDave

    ATLDave Well-Known Member

    I've shot a decent amount of their 9mm, 10mm, and their .223. I've had an occasional issue with the 10mm, as they seem to have some variability in the OAL that sometimes gives my gun indigestion. But nothing has ever seemed like an overpressure round, or a squib load, or anything like that.
  13. MtnCreek

    MtnCreek Well-Known Member

    How do you know it's +p or +p+?
  14. Water-Man

    Water-Man Well-Known Member

    I buy the .38spl 158gr.+P SWCHP #G38E.

    Works fine.
  15. JohnBT

    JohnBT Well-Known Member

    This is the sort of label I've always seen, whether it's on a bag or an ammo can. If it's +P it will say so.

  16. KeithG

    KeithG Member

    Not all gun manufacturers recommend +P ammo and some that do say that use of +P+ voids the warranty. Check with your maker for recommendations for your model and vintage. Others may be able to answer the spring question if you post details about your piece.

    Take care.

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  17. hardluk1

    hardluk1 member

    GA ammo defence and hunting that I have seen say +P on the brass if it is a +P load. It is starline brass so look at the bottom.
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2012
  18. Luftgewehr

    Luftgewehr Member

    Georgia Arms sells both new and reloaded ammunition. I've used a good bit of both types in several calibers and have found it to be of good quality at a decent price. The newly manufactured ammo usually uses Starline brass, although sometimes new brass from other manufacturers, depending on caliber. Their "Deer Stopper" ammo has worked well for me, as has their bulk packed "Canned Heat". With their remanufactured ammo you're gonna find all sorts of headstamps on the brass, which can include +P or +P+ markings even if the ammunition purchased is of a standard velocity variety. I've found GA ammo to be a good deal ..especially when my handloading can't keep up with my shooting! -LG
  19. 19&41

    19&41 Well-Known Member

    Georgia Arms ammo has for me, always been just as good as factory ammo. Usually their prices are better, too, although milsurp can beat their price. I get case-gard boxes for the ammo and they are easier to use at the range than the bags.

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