This is a discussion on Blazer 9mm within the Ammo and Reloading forums, part of the Gun Forum category; I don't use Blazer or any aluminum ammo for a couple reasons: 1. It's softer than brass, and I've had a few situations in which ...
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|09-18-2012, 07:47 PM||#21|
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: San Antonio, TX
I don't use Blazer or any aluminum ammo for a couple reasons:
1. It's softer than brass, and I've had a few situations in which rounds have been dented or crimped on feeding. While not necessarily dangerous, I still don't like shooting dinged ammo.
2. In my own personal experience aluminum is more likely to be subject to failures to feed and failures to eject (i.e.--"jams"). This is due to the fact that aluminum has a higher coefficient of friction than brass or some other metals. In other words, it's not as slick or smooth as brass, and has a greater tendancy to stick on feeding or ejecting. This is the same reason a lot of personal defense ammo has nickle-plated brass casings, because nickle has an even lower coefficient of friction than brass.
That being said... overall, aluminum is just as safe as brass, and certainly cheaper, so it's worth trying on your weapon. I'd buy a box of both Blazer aluminum and brass-cased ammo, see which works better for your particular weapon, and go with that.
|09-18-2012, 08:28 PM||#22|
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Valley of the Sun, AZ.
I shot 1000 rounds of 9mm. Blazer aluminum without a hitch in my XDM and Daewoo DP-51. If I find it on sale again I'll buy another 1000 or more. I have enough 9mm. brass to keep me busy if I decide to reload it.
|09-19-2012, 05:33 AM||#24|
Join Date: Jul 2012
In the second video the guy said the "gunsmith" not knowing if the round was live or not hit it with a hammer?
Time to find another gunsmith or perhaps Darwin will.
I've shot Blazer Brass before without probs. Never tried or want to try the alum.
|09-19-2012, 08:41 AM||#25|
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Northern Virginia
So far I've not had any problem with Blazer ammo in 9mm semi-autos and 38 s revolvers. Much of the time when I used it was by purchasing it from my range store.
|09-19-2012, 09:52 AM||#26|
Join Date: May 2012
Shot it years ago in .45 ACP. Never had any problems.
These days, a farm store near me has Blazer Brass at a decent price. I've not been tempted to go look for aluminum-cased Blazer.
I've noticed the failure to fire with the the WWB, too. Still a decent buy for practice ammo, IMO.
Picked up a nice deal on some Federal FMJ the other day. I'm a total cartridge whore come payday...always out there exploring for a decent deal.
|09-24-2012, 12:07 AM||#27|
Join Date: Sep 2012
I bought a 1000 rounds of it several years ago. The only 9mm i had was my h&k 94. This gun is a garbage disposal, it shot everything with no issues. It jammed at least 3x on every magazine with the aluminium 9mm.
|12-16-2012, 11:08 AM||#28|
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Pismo Beach
I have never liked blazers steel cased offerings. They have caused malfunctions in numerous otherwise reliable handguns I have shot. I just avoid that ammo all together now as you can find brass cased ammo for the same price. If you want a great fmj ammo on a budget, go with PMC. Walmart always stocks Winchester white box and Rem UMC as well. Both of those are fairly cheap and much more reliable than blazer.
|12-16-2012, 03:34 PM||#29|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Columbus, Ohio
I can regularly get blazer 9mm for $9.99 here in Ohio. Other than Tula (which I am not allowed to shoot at the range), I can't find cheaper ammo. And, again, I've probably shot another 3000 rounds of it since my last post in this thread without a failure..... Sig 239, G19, M9, and an XD9.
|12-16-2012, 04:07 PM||#30|
Join Date: May 2012
I have heard stories about Blazer Aluminum for years. I've used it for years, in a wide variety of pistols and revolvers. Never had a problem with any of it. Cleaner than Winchester White Box, a little "stouter" than Remington UMC. I've used it in Sigs, Glocks, CZ, Kimber, XD, etc. -- no issues at all. I find it cleaner than Wolf, Tula, etc. Cycles better too.
Again, I've heard stories, but an awful lot of folks who shoot aluminum cased ammo have never had a problem with it -- it's not as hard on extractors as Steel cased ammo, and since you can't reload it, you can just sweep it away.
Cheap, reliable, doesn't require lots of stooping and picking -- what's not to like?
|12-16-2012, 07:50 PM||#31|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Years ago, I used to use Blazers with the aluminum case all the time because of the price. I stopped using the Blazers because I started experiencing several squib loads per box. It wasn't until a couple of years ago that I started using the Blazer Brass. I haven't experienced any issues with the Blazer Brass. I haven't used the Blazer with aluminum case in over 20 years.
|12-17-2012, 08:03 AM||#32|
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Southern Idaho
I've fired a variety of Blazer aluminum case over the years, including 9mm, .40, .45, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum and .45 Colt. Never had any difficulties or problems in properly functioning firearms.
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