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Old 09-12-2012, 03:12 PM   #1
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Is there any reason not to use the Blazer 9mm ammo with the aluminum cartridges? Is it best to stick with brass?
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:26 PM   #2
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I always stay away from non-brass cartridges in any of my guns. Its hard on the extractor and also seems to be a dirty type ammo. No reason really to go with aluminum ammo as brass can be had for the same prices. My .02
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:01 PM   #3
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I don't shoot it because I reload... (and don't own a 9mm) but I cant see an aluminum case putting anymore wear on a steel extractor than a brass case would... I say shoot what you can find and what your pistol feeds.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:31 PM   #4
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Aluminum would not be bad for the extractor.Myself in the 9 cal I just look for the NATO spec stuff and use it for range and carry.It's good enough for the GI's so it ought to work for me.
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I've had lots of duds in WWB and Remington green box. Never have I had a single failure with any blazer 9mm. And I've easily shot 10,000 rounds over the past several years in various guns.
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One thing I love about blazer is that its extremely light ammo.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:59 AM   #7
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Blazer is banned in most of the ranges I shoot at, because the cartridges will sometimes bulge or even breach. Two local ranges keep framed skeletons of pistols that were kaboomed by Blazer ammo.

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Why would u point a loaded pistol, and it was loaded, at yourself or anyone else. The case may be jambed but you never know when it may come loose and fire! At least it appears to be loaded. maybe it is a fired case but by the angle of it it appears like it jambed while loading into battery.
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I have no issues with CCI Blazer Aluminum case, it works fine in my G20 in 10mm and that's not a light round, especially the 200gr TMJ.

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SigSauer P238 SE Rose Wood Big Problem at the range - YouTube

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Old 09-13-2012, 01:09 PM   #11
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Ranges sometimes get whiney about it because sorting their recycling hurts their va-jay-jays.
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Ranges sometimes get whiney about it because sorting their recycling hurts their va-jay-jays.
That may be for some. The ranges I shoot at do allow steel casings...just not Blazer.
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One thing I love about blazer is that its extremely light ammo.
+1 I bought it for a great price and was able to take more with me on the plane back to stupid CA. It shoots great and there is no issue with Aluminum vs Brass, unless you are wanting to reload your own ammo.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:43 PM   #14
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I don't know how the Blazers with the aluminum cases are now, but the ones I used to use over 20 years ago were not that good. Their quality control was not very good so I would have more than my share of squib loads. If you were not cognizant of the squib load firing and fired the next round, you could have experienced a major "ah shit"...

I also use to hear that the aluminum case was harmful to the gun (but I don't remember how it was harmful).

Today's Blazer Brass is very good, IMHO...
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The only problem that I've encountered was When I would shoot .38 Spl though my snubby revolver. The aluminum would expand causing the cases to stick in the cylinder. Not disassemble and pry kind of stick.
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