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Blazer 9mm aluminum bulk

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by bimmerland, May 7, 2011.

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  1. bimmerland

    bimmerland Member

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    Anybody using Blazer 3509 for general target use? Is is good and who has the best price. I have seen it for under $200 / 1000 rds. Is that a good price?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. dogtown tom

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    I love CCI Blazer aluminum and have had nothing but great experiences with it. It is reliable & safe range quality ammunition.

    $10 a box for nonreloadable 9mm doesn't exactly excite me the way $3.97 a box at Academy did in 2005.
     
  3. Zach S

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    I've had good luck with it in my handguns, but haven't shot it in years, and as noted above, its non-reloadable.

    I cant remember if I ever shot it in my 9mm AR, but my thompson used to mangle the crap out of the AL cased .45 ACP.
     
  4. GEM

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    I don't see it much here anymore but it ran fine in my Glock and in 45 in my 1911. Oh, I remember those prices - wah, wah.:(
     
  5. InkEd

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    I recall less than 4yrs ago, you could get Blazer BRASS for $8.97 a box.
     
  6. Yo Mama

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    ^ Going through old ammo makes me cry. I did better in ammo than my IRA.
    :D

    Blazer aluminum is fine, I'd also love to find it in my area. I like the brass more than the aluminum, but both will shoot no problem.
     
  7. Lex Luthier

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    You may want to keep in mind that many indoor ranges do not allow those casings, only brass. If you lack other places to shoot, that stuff may be sitting on a shelf for a while, like mine.
     
  8. TexasRifleman

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    I've had good luck with availability and pricing from Natchez but it's been a couple of years since I bought any. Never had any problems shooting it.
     
  9. Sunray

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    Used a bit of Blazer Al cased .38's, long ago. Needed ammo for a match with no time to load. Safe and reliable stuff, but not particularly accurate. Wouldn't buy it for regular use though.
    "...many indoor ranges do not allow those casings..." Never heard of that. I can understand why a private range owner wouldn't want it used. Too many rectal orifi who think their mama follows them around cleaning up their messes. Mind you, there are just as many rectal orifi who will leave their mess behind no matter what. They'd be 'caned' in Singapore.
     
  10. Lex Luthier

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    We have a local range that allows only brass casings. They have a guy who sorts everything at the end of the day, and for whatever reason, they don't do it. They also told a guy he couldn't use paper plates yesterday for targets. It is their business, and there are other places to shoot if one is compelled to rebel.
     
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    There was a time not too long ago when I didn't even consider reloading 9x19 because Blazers and several brands of generic, NATO-spec ball could be had for less than the price of components. I went through a lot of Blazers, S&B, Hansen, etc. back then (heavy sigh!).

    Never had any trouble at all with Blazer 9x19 or .45 ACP, which were what I bought the most of. I ran nearly 2300 rds. of their .45 ACP through my Springfield Champion during a 5-day course at the Chapman Academy several years back with nary a bobble that wasn't deliberately set-up for an IA drill. It hit where I pointed the muzzle and I didn't have to spend any of the shooting/training time I was paying for scrounging up empty cases.

    The new paradigm for me is two dedicated SDB's and paying the extra dollar per box for Blazer Brass when Natchez, et al, is running a deal.
     
  12. MD_Willington

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    Used to get it straight from the factory in bulk through a factory employee, I ran it through my S&W 5906, never had a problem with it...

    We were QA'n several thousand rounds of "Engineering Samples"... fun times!
     
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    I had good luck with it.
     
  14. sakata8242

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    Blazer is one of my favorites. Runs 100% in my SIGs. I'm not into reloading yet, so I generally don't save my brass. Natchez seems to have the best price right now: $9.99/50. They ran a couple of sales in the past where it was $8.99/50. Buy 1000 rounds and it came out to under $10/50 with S&H.
     
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    cz75b spits them with no trouble.
     
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    I have always had good experiences with Blazer aluminum in my cZs and HPs. Haven't bought any for a while as my stock is still good.
     
  17. The Lone Haranguer

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    I've shot thousands of rounds of aluminum Blazer in several calibers; it has been around for over 25 years. Other than some failures to eject the lightweight case in a CZ, never any trouble with it.
     
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