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On this the Eighth anniversary off the attacks on the world trade centers and pentagon (9/11) just some thoughts
No matter how you feel about the government, current and past president’s, or the war in total, there are a few things you MUST do. Always respect and show reference for the USA troops who are overseas in the war zone. We have an ALL volunteer military. Those men and women are doing what they are ordered to do. (Trust me my brother is in the Army. For I know where I speak.)
We should also remember those who lost their lives in New York, Washington DC, Pennsylvania. Including the pilots, crew, and all of those poor people in the plains. This is a day of remembrance. Please keep all those mentioned above and everyone who has lost their lives fighting on OUR behalf in the middle east, in your thoughts and prayers on this day.
American ammunition also know as A-Merc, is a fine ammunition and a pleasure to shoot. I have shot it in both 9mm and 45 ACP. It is very clean ammo residue wise. A-Merc shoot’s straight and true and is made of high quality manufacturing. Your used shells make for great reloading as well. I would personally mark it right below Winchester brand, just below. If you want high quality fun ammunition to shoot with try a box of A-Merc – American Ammunition.
Winchester Ammunition Review
I have shot all kinds of ammunition over the years. To date the finest ammunition I have ever shoot was the Winchester brand. The old adage you get what you pay for rings true for Winchester ammo. It is expensive, however it is well worth the price. I had a chance to shoot the 9MM Lugar version of it. Hands down and by far it was the cleanest in residue I have ever shoot.
Also if you are into reloading, the used shells are almost perfect for reloading. (In my mind perfection should always be reached for but is never achievable) I have heard from reloader’s that the Winchester shells can be reloaded several times. So if that is the case one box can pay for it’s self. Also it is the straightest shooting ammunition I have ever shoot as well. Some people will correctly say it’s not the ammo it’s the shooter. In my case though that is not quite accurate. If I can get within the 10 circle with Winchester and on the line or just outside the 10 circle with say American Eagle then it is the ammo. (By the way that is at 25 yards or 75 feet) My advice is everyone should have at least 1 box of Winchester ammo for each of their weapon’s just in case. (I sure do) When I go plinking or target practice I use the Winchester ammo along with the other ammo I bring. When I’m done I always replace it. Also everyone should at least shoot one box of Winchester for every firearm they have just to see how it shoots, even if you never plan to keep it in stock. Shoot it once and I think you will agree with me on this issue.
American Eagle Handgun Ammo Review
I initially came across American Eagle brand while looking for some ammunition for my .45 ACP a few years back. It worked pretty good and shot straight. Not as dirty as wolf brand but not as clean as say Winchester. Just middle of the road ammunition. The upside of it is that if you are into reloading about 3 in 5 sells were clean enough to reload. I’m sure that sounds like a bad ratio to some people, bear in mind this ammo is already remanufactured to begin with. All in all if your looking for plinking only ammo American Eagle brand is a good alternative to some of the higher priced ammo. And, it doesn’t leave a terrible amount of residue to clean like other brands can. I now have about 500-600 rounds in stock in 38 Special caliber. (I’m not shooting as often as I used to).
Wolf ammo review
What can be said about this brand, but it’s cheap, not only in price but in construction. It is the worst junk I have ever “tried to” shoot. Let me explain how I managed to come in contact with wolf brand ammunition. I was looking for some bulk ammo on the net for my 45 ACP. I came across this ad for 1,000 rounds of .45 ACP Wolf very inexpensive. Like any gun enthusiast I jumped on it. Boy I was wrong, and my daddy was right when he said “If it sounds to good to be true, then it usually is”. I took 200 rounds down to the firing range to burn off. Now at this point I had put probably 5,000 rounds downrange with the 45 so I knew how to shoot the 45 and how to load and eject a round in the chamber. So I loaded the the 3 mags I had with me with the Wolf ammo, and started to shoot. I got 3 rounds out and the problems started. I started getting jams and misfires. I would pull the trigger and nothing would happen. Like a responsible shooter I would wait 10-15 seconds with my 45 pointing downrange just in case it would still fire. I would at this point rack back the chamber and yep it did get hit by the firing pin and no joy. This would happen 2 or 3 more times, then I would get a actual working round. Next problem I ran into is my pistol had problems chambering the ammo. So no fire, rack back the chamber and the round would have a huge ding in the side of the shell. At the end of the day only 1 in 15 out the 200 I had broght with me that day actually fired. Before you start saying my pistol was not clean or whatever excuse you can think of. I thoroughly clean all my firearms after each use, and yes I cleaned it after this session. It did take 4 times as long to clean as normal. Wolf is just the dirtiest ammo to shoot. No matter what you are looking to use it for, plinking or self defense, it is simply not worth it. Spend the extra money and get something else.