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Aguilla IQ ammunition?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Domino, Feb 17, 2005.

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  1. Domino

    Domino Member

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    Has anyone tried the IQ ammunition from Aguilla? Its advertised as 1550 fps (65g) in 9mm, 1500 fps (95g) in .40 S&W, and 1450 fps (117g) in .45 ACP. Aguilla also claims that it penetrates in hard materials and breaks apart in soft materials. Sounds pretty cool, and even better out of a 16" barrel carbine. Any opinions or experiences?
     
  2. whm1974

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    My opinion is to stay away from exotic ammo unless it's been proven.

    -Bill
     
  3. Stephen A. Camp

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    Hello. Here are some observations on the Aguila 9mm load:

    http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/Aguila.htm

    Since this was written, I've tried it in a Glock 17:

    Average Velocity: 1668 ft/sec
    Extreme Spread: 79
    Standard Deviation: 25

    In more informal expansion testing, it sometimes breaks into three roughly equal pieces and other times not. I think it is a little too eratic for me to personally trust on anything larger than a fox, raccoon, etc.

    Best.
     
  4. BluesBear

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    It's just a variation of the Triton Quik-Shok theme except Aguila uses a much lighter buller and a much higher velocity.
    When it works exactly as planned it's good. But when it doesn't the pieces are a bit light for maximum effectiveness.

    I wouldn't trust them for anything dangerous. (like self defense against anything over 50 pounds)
     
  5. Double Naught Spy

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    Actually, Aguila claims good penetration, but tests with gel show this NOT to be the case.

    It is fun to shoot out of a short barreled gun as it makes for an impressive muzzle flash.
     
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