New gun owner

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by Duvey_73, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Duvey_73

    Duvey_73 New Member

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    I just recently purchased an XD 40 subcompact. I was wondering what type of ammo was the best for the buck and the best to use as far as burning clean
     
  2. drtybrd97

    drtybrd97 New Member

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    Remmington UMC is the cheapest and cleanest I've used. Have yet to see any cheaper ammo that is as clean. Worst is Winchester white box IMO
     

  3. RecklessRegard

    RecklessRegard New Member

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    I like Winchester White Box, American Eagle, and Federal. Dick's sells some Ultramax that is cheap but super dirty. Different gun shops will have good deals on other brands too.
     
  4. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    What do you intend to use it for, and how often do you plan on cleaning?

    Strictly range use, with cleaning after each range session: cheapest crap you want.

    Primarily SD with range time to become proficient/stay proficient: little more complicated.

    FWIW, I believe in cleaning after each and every range trip, effectively nullifying the idea of getting the cleanest ammo.
     
  5. Duvey_73

    Duvey_73 New Member

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    Occasional range time and home defense. Eventually conceal carry
     
  6. RecklessRegard

    RecklessRegard New Member

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    I agree with Trip; it only takes 20-30 minutes to clean your gun really well. You can shoot dirty ammo, which is probably why I like white box so much.
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2012
  7. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Winchester white box has always worked well for me for practice and plinking.

    Hornady Critical Defense for any self defense purposes.