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I see one of the Supply Houses is having a sale on CCI Blazer ammo. What are the thoughts of the members here on Blazer Ammo for pistols and revolvers? I have never used any and would like to get some feed back from people that have used it. Thanks.
I have never had a problem with Blazer ammo for practice / targert shooting. I do know that some indoor ranges do not allow Blazer ammo due to it's aluminum case and it cannot be reloaded. When sweeping up they do not want it mixed with other brass cases. Is it still cheaper?
I have had problems with Blazer ammo in some auto pistols. The light aluminum case just dosen't seem to eject well in some of them. I've shot a lot of it over the years through revolvers and it works fine. If available at a good price I would have no hesitation about buying it as practice ammo for revolvers. I'd try a box in the auto pistol I wanted to shoot it in to make sure it worked ok before buying a bunch of it.
That applies to revolvers , too. I have a Model 36 S/W that the cases lock in solid when fired. You can only knock them out one at a time with a rod . They worked fine in the rest of my .38s ,though.
I tried them in my CZ75. They jammed on third round and would not chamber very well. I am not buying any.
At the range, where I work, many people use Blazer, and we do not hear people complaining about it. Seems that at least 30% of the pistol "brass" is Blazer. I have used it and never had a problem. A couple of our "hundreds of reloaders" even reloaded a few to see if it would reload, and were not very happy with the result. Remember the brass based .223 with the plastic body? A few of the "hundreds of reloaders" even reloaded them, and while they had no problems, they didn't continue to do so, and I haven't seen any of that ammo around for a couple of years. Our range allows any ammo, except for tracer, that can be legally owned in California, and the private recyclers take the cases to reload or "Recycle".
Gyrene VSM - OFC
I bought and used thousands of rounds of Blazer ammo in 40 and 45 in various PD guns. It saved my ammo budget a bunch of money. I never had any problems with any of it. It was only available in FMJ but did fine for practice and training. I also shot a couple of hundred of rounds in .38 spl and .357 mag without an issue in a Ruger SpeedSix as well.
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