I had two light strikes today during our March high round count USPSA match. Out of the 200 or so rounds I shot, I only had these two. I pulled the bullets to see what was happening and this shocked me.
The Federal primers I’m using is green in color, but take a look at what happened.
Brass is greenish inside.
Back of brass case is tinted green:
Primer is half empty (or half full) of primer charge:
Is this a bad primer? Has anyone seen this before?
Just got my reloading components in today via the awesome Powder Valley Inc. Loaded up 40 rounds of 9mm and ready to chrono them out of my Glock 19 to see if they make minor power factor (which is 125 or 125,000).
Recipe is :
Time to head to the range!
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.
Just tested my 625 with the new improved trigger job and lightened spring on loads that I made using Federal Primers and it worked WONDERFULLY well. It lit every single round. I also ran my old rounds with the Wolf primers and it only lights up about 5/6 times. So one light strike for each moonclip. In the revolver competition scene, that’s a DISASTER.
Time to go home, load up more Federal Primer rounds and get some dry-fire practice in for this Saturday’s match.
Got my new loads ready for my revolver. I wanted to distinctly differentiate my 1911 45 ACP rounds from my S&W 625 JM revolver so I went with a full silver theme.
Bullet : JD Sales Cast 230gr RN
Powder : 3.7 gr Hodgdon Clays
Brass : Various Nickel cases
Primer : Federal Large Pistol Primer
I’m ready for them lycanthropes & blood sucking nocturnal creatures.