She has used WWB 115gr and Fiocchi 124gr successfully in previous matches and had used all of her stash up before this match. The Federal is what we could find in quantity locally that was reasonably priced. This match cost us a $150 entry fee, and we bought $200 of the Federal 9mm to shoot at the match. We ended up using a good chunk of it during those 10 stages including a bit of pre-match practice to ensure POA = POI with that ammo. So, we're talking a $350 embarrassment here. My question is would Federal be interested in hearing from me regarding this case or would they tell me to get stuffed? I haven't had any problems with their American Eagle 9mm making minor (barely) in previous matches. I wonder if Federal will admit that this is indeed a low grade, downloaded product manufactured specifically to meet Wal-Marts price requirement? My wife and I have neither a chronograph nor a Dillon 650 yet, but they're both on the short list and would alleviate this embarrassment in the future. I don't plan to ever waste another dollar on Federal plinking ammo if this is what is considered the norm with it. After all, the ammo failed to meet SAAMI specs of 1150fps for 115gr. To make sure this M&P didn't have an abnormal barrel, we also shot other match competitor's ammo through it and it made minor power factor just fine within 1 or 2 points of all of the other's guns that used the ammo. What are your thoughts and ideas?