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Blazer 115 Grain 9mm Brass Ammo - your evaluation?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Hokkmike, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. Hokkmike

    Hokkmike Member

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    Been shooting a long time. I have never used Blazer ammo in a modern pistol. Gonna try out some 115 grain FMJ Blazer 9mm brass ammo in my P-365.

    Any thoughts or opinions on the ammo?
     
  2. Good Ol' Boy

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    Shot it plenty. Nothing wrong with it for cheaper target ammo.

    I used to shoot a lot of "cheap" ammo but ever since I discovered Federal aluminum and brass at Walmart I almost exclusively use that.
     
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  3. 1KPerDay

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    blazer is GTG IME
     
  4. someguy2800

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    It’s good stuff. 124 blazers are even better. Best range ammo I’ve ever tried but that’s not saying much since I rarely buy ammo
     
  5. pblanc

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    I have had good luck with Blazer Brass in a variety of handgun calibers. I also prefer the 124 grain to the 115 grain, but the 115 grain has performed well for me.
     
  6. splattergun

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    Blazer 124 gn brass has been flawless in my 2 9mms. The brass ain't bad for reloading either.
     
  7. Walt Sherrill

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    I've used Blazer aluminum-cased ammo for years, and the brass-cased stuff since it was introduced -- and have never had a problem with either one. (I've never noticed much difference in how they perform, either, and since I don't reload, I use whichever is available.when I'm shopping.)
     
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  8. ray15

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    I bought a few cases of it before I started reloading. It works fine in my guns is a decent brass donor.
     
  9. Wisco

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    It’s as good as the rest in that price range - WWB, UMC, Federal, etc.

    I don’t shoot it much - I like 9mm NATO for range ammo - but I buy whatever is cheapest for that type of ammo when I want it and it seems all the same to me, Blazer included.

    Clean enough. Accurate enough. Powerful enough.
     
  10. C0untZer0

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    Its OK.

    I think its better than the Federal Aluminum IMO...

    I had a bullet fall out of the Federal while I was putting the cartridge in a moon clip. :uhoh:
     
  11. I6turbo

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    I like the Blazer brass just fine IME. My ranking high to low for 9-mm among the following group is:
    Geco 115 and 124 (this is high quality ammo, IME)
    Speer Lawman 115 and 124 (very similar to Blazer Brass except it uses a different powder based upon specs a couple years ago*)
    Blazer Brass 115 and 124 and Perfecta are tied, and just slightly below Lawman in my preference, but I might not be able to tell the difference in a blind test (Perfecta is made by Fiocchi and is good ammo in my experience of shooting a few hundred rounds)
    ZQ1 (I find no issues with this ammo)
    S&B is last due to how dirty it shoots

    I've never had a misfire or malfunction in any of my CZs or my Hi Power (or my 92SB in the years that I owned it) with any of the above ammo.

    * from 2015 -- may have changed since then:
    2015 Speer Lawman 115 TMJ--1200 fps--Powder is Alliant BE86--6.6 gr
    2015 Blazer Brass FMJ---1150 fps---powder is Alliant Power Pistol--4.4 gr

    Details on different powders: http://www.shootingtimes.com/reloading/performance-of-alliants-new-be-86-pistol-powder/
     
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  12. sota

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    CCI 5200 (115gr) and CCI 5201 (124gr) are pretty much my preferred go-to range ammo.
     
  13. Tallball

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    It's always worked well for me.
     
  14. Bama59

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    I stock up on Blazer when on sale $9.99 , functions well in all my pistols can't say much for the shooter
     
  15. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    It works well for what it is, range fodder, nothing more.
     
  16. George P

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    EXACTLY! and cheap by the 1000 from Academy
     
  17. 22250Rem

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    My Glock 19 has seen a lot of 9mm Blazer brass and I like it. Have yet to chronograph any but it shoots good.
     
  18. RA40

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    Works well for me too. Run the 115-124gr in the 9's and the 230gr in the .45's. I have some of the older loadings of the alumnium case Blazer for the .357 and those are on the warmer side.
     
  19. JDR

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    I’ve been buying & using BB 115 & 124 gr since it first came out & it has always been great stuff in every 9mm that I have.
     
  20. entropy

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    When I want to shoot my best friend's 9mm LW Commander or one of his Glocks, that's what I usually buy. Never had a problem in any of the three guns. (G17 &19.)
     
  21. gotboostvr

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    Much better than PMC.

    Very solid plinking ammo.
     
  22. Hokkmike

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    Thanks all for your feedback. LGS had it for $11 a box so I bought 2.
     
  23. 460Shooter

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    It shoots fine for cheap target ammo.
     
  24. Col. Cornelius

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    Blazer Brass 9MM 115gr & 124gr are GTG. It's my goto range ammo if I don't have my own reloads.
     
  25. stchman

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    I've shot it, but when it comes to plinking ammo, I shoot brass, steel, aluminum, doesn't matter.
     
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