I recently found out that there was a company who’s making 170mm magazines that is purported to be able to fit 30 rounds of 9mm ammo so I decided to purchase one to give it a try.
Company is called MBXExtreme.com and they currently have four models of magazines 170/140 in 9mm and 140mm in 40S&W and 140mm in 45ACP.
According to the website, the 140mm 9mm magazines can hold 24 rounds and 170mm can hold 29-30 rounds.
As you can see from the video, I could fit 30 rounds in the magazine but not without some help. I think it’ll get better after “breaking in” the springs.
It is still not very clear to me how beneficial 30+1 rounds would be for me as most stages are around 30-32 rounds max especially with the stress that it puts on my grip. Perhaps it would be most beneficial if it was 31+1 for a maximum of 32rounds in the magazine.
I have a match coming up in a few days, I’ll take it out for a spin and report back with another video.
208gr Hornady A-Max
10.7gr A1680 Powder
Winchester Small Rifle Primers
Reshaped Lake City 556 Brass
Love this series of videos made by AmmoForSale.com. Taking a tongue in cheek look at the two most popular handgun calibers in this country and how one is better than the other.
Obviously the 45 ACP has my vote. checkout the video : (http://www.ammoforsale.com/.45-acp-ammo-for-sale#video)
And the 9mm “Euro-pellet” HAHA! (http://www.ammoforsale.com/9mm-ammo-for-sale#video)
Shot a few more reloads through my Open and Revolver and got the following results.
- 11.0gr N105 + MG 115gr CMJ = 174.7pf ( 7.97 SD)
- 10.0gr N105 + MG 124gr CMJ = 175.0pf (13.67 SD)
- 3.7gr Clays + BC 230gr Moly = 169pf (14.42 SD)
Great!! I got my loads right for Open and confirmed my Revolver power factor for my big Area-1 Match coming next month.
I’ve been looking for new carry ammo and after researching forums and videos on YouTube, decided to settle on the Federal HST 147gr 9mm ammo as my Glock 19 carry ammo. I can’t seem to find it anywhere, went to multiple gun shops around the Seattle Area, Eastside etc, none. I even tried online but folks online are price gouging and I had to buy like a case of it if I wanted one box.
Dropped into West Coast Armory in Factoria today and they had a bunch of em for about $30 a box of 50.
Here are some video reviews about the Federal HST 147gr :
This will be my primary carry ammo and my Speer Golddots and Federal Hydrashoks as backup.
Apart from the cost of the reloading which can range from $350 – $650 depending if it’s a used or new machine with accessories, here’s what it costs to reload per round of .45 ACP versus Factory or Remanufactured:
(prices are referred from this Ammo Deal site : http://gun-deals.com/ammo.php?caliber=.45+ACP)
Factory New Federal Champion from WalMart : (you’d be lucky if you can find these)
- Box of 50 : $15.97
- One round : 0.319
Remanufactured from Anderson Arms :
- Box of 1000 : $315
- One round : 0.315
|Bear Creek Moly
||Hodgdon Clays from Powder Valley 8lb
|Once Fired Brass
|Large Pistol Primer
||Wolf of Powder Valley
so that’s approximately buy one get one free! I’ll pay off the Dillon 550B reloader after shooting 5,000 rounds.
Came across a good deal for a Dillon 550b reloader and placed the order right away. I’ve been thinking about reloading ammo for a while now and been tumbling some brass that I bought on the cheap and figured I might as well give it a go. It would save me money in the long run (I don’t shoot that often) and give me the pleasure or working on something when I can’t go out shooting.
Will post pics and video of the setup when it gets delivered sometime next week.
Heard that this was dangerous after reading many different opinions from different blogs, but a bunch of my shooting buddies have done this for years and years and it’s very safe. Decided to get a Franklin Arsenal Quick-N-Ez Case Tumbler from MidwayUSA to try it out.
here’s it is tumbling couple of hundred .45ACP rounds.
and the Media Separator thingy :
and the resulting super clean, polished rounds. Where are my shades? 🙂
checkout some of the stats they published online : http://georgiapacking.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=25505
From Winchester’s Law Enforcement site :
and a caliber comparison using the same brand of ammo :
and here’s a in-depth article about choosing self defense ammo : http://ammo.ar15.com/project/Self_Defense_Ammo_FAQ/index.htm#9mm
what do you carry?