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Old 06-27-2012, 01:20 AM   #1
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Default Just picked up an STI Elektra in .45acp...ammo recommendations?

I also have a Colt New Agent on the way and Hubby has a Kimber Ultra Covert II that will soon be joining the family...would love to find something they will all "like".

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Old 06-27-2012, 01:38 AM   #2
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Hard to beat Winchester white box, Blazer or Fiocchi FMJ for trigger time.

I have used both Blazer brass and aluminum with good results.

Remington JHP in the green/white box runs well in my pistols.

You will just have to bite the bullet and test some HD/PD rounds to see what works for you.

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For range time, I think Blazer Brass is tops

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BTW, a Colt, Kimber, and now a STI? guess the recession is over.

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Thanks for the recommendations. The recession...nah that's still going strong. It's amazing what you can get though when you dedicate yourself to eating Ramen noodles! Gotta do something to support my "habit"....

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While Monarch (steel case) is okay for informal range shooting, I would still shy away from it.

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Hard to beat Winchester white box, Blazer or Fiocchi FMJ for trigger time.

I have used both Blazer brass and aluminum with good results.

Remington JHP in the green/white box runs well in my pistols.

You will just have to bite the bullet and test some HD/PD rounds to see what works for you.
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You might want to break it in first.

Then get small amounts of various kinds, then take it to the range and test it. And by "test," I mean take notes. Because otherwise you may have trouble remembering which brand hiccupped in which gun (though hopefully it'll all feed well in every gun). Printed paper targets often have a place to fill in information, but even without anything provided, you can still write pertinent information like the gun you used, distance, ammo (brand, grain weight, etc.). Then you can take the targets home and compare them at your leisure if you like. Personally, I have taken to photographing the targets (use a Sharpie and write big) so I don't need to carry the targets home.

You'll also want to compare point of aim vs. point of impact between self-defense and practice loads. It'll be nice to be able to practice with target rounds that will hit the same place as your defense rounds.

What a great excuse to shoot a lot of rounds through some fine guns!

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I really like the federal champion for plinking, it's a little dirty but runs well.

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Wow, thanks folks for all of the great suggestions!

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