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Old 05-24-2012, 04:45 PM   #1
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Cool New to Sigtalk, Question about ammo for SP2022

Hey gang, I'm a newbie to Sigtalk and I got a question about 9mm ammo for target practice with my new SP2022. I've been using Blazer Brass 115 gr FMJ and found it on Natchezss.com for $9.99/box if you buy more than 10 boxes. I haven't used the Blazer aluminum 115 gr FMJ but that's even cheaper at $8.99/box in bulk from Natchezss. Then there is the Aguila 124gr FMJ for $199 / 1000 rounds at Ammunitiontogo.com. Finally, there's the ammo from Freedom Munitions 115 gr FMJ for $199/1000 rounds.

So what do you think I should use on my new SP2022? BTW, I live in San Francisco Bay area and we don't have Wal-Mart or other big box stores here. And contrary to many beliefs, not all of us living in SF are ultra-liberal, left wing, weirdo knuckleheads...but there are lots of those too.
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:54 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum from Pennsylvania.

I have had good luck with Blazer brass but have read increasing reports about some 'underpowered' stuff that has shown up. Try some out and if it works though your pistol then it is good enough for target practice. I currently have a case on hand of the Blazer Brass. I don't buy the Aluminum cased pruducts because I reload and I try to recover as much brass as I can. If you don't intend to reload then you can save some $ with the aluminum cased Blazer.
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I did not like Blazer Brass, it felt..as mentioned..underloaded

My favorite is Fiocchi and S and B, Federal American Eagle has been very good as well, WWB is good range ammo as well.

Your 2022 will probably eat whatever you feed it, mine did

So it's really just a matter of preference..and how often you want to clean it. Some of the cheaper ammo will have dirtier powder in it, at least from my experience.

Somebody correct me on that if I'm wrong.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:49 PM   #4
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Mine has eaten everything I have fed it from Monarch to WWB to Remington UMC in fmj and jhp. It's not picky at all.
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I did not like Blazer Brass, it felt..as mentioned..underloaded

My favorite is Fiocchi and S and B, Federal American Eagle has been very good as well, WWB is good range ammo as well.

Your 2022 will probably eat whatever you feed it, mine did

So it's really just a matter of preference..and how often you want to clean it. Some of the cheaper ammo will have dirtier powder in it, at least from my experience.

Somebody correct me on that if I'm wrong.
You're right. Cheaper ammo has dirtier powder and usually has harder primers.

Just make sure you stick to good quality factory ammo with brass casings only.
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I've ran both brass cased ammo and steel cased ammo through my Sp2022 no problems.
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I've ran both brass cased ammo and steel cased ammo through my Sp2022 no problems.
Ok arc. It's time you and I had a little talk. Everyone knows that an SP2022 will shoot steel cased ammo with "no problems." But what you didn't know is that you just voided your warranty shooting it in a SIG. Don't believe me? Call and ask them.

So let's not be steering new shooters to ammo that will not only wear their pistols out prematurely (chamber primarily) but will also void their new pistol warranty.

If you can afford a SIG, you should be able to afford decent ammo. Otherwise, buy a Hi-Point.

Thank you.

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Hey gang, I'm a newbie to Sigtalk and I got a question about 9mm ammo for target practice with my new SP2022. I've been using Blazer Brass 115 gr FMJ and found it on Natchezss.com for $9.99/box if you buy more than 10 boxes. I haven't used the Blazer aluminum 115 gr FMJ but that's even cheaper at $8.99/box in bulk from Natchezss. Then there is the Aguila 124gr FMJ for $199 / 1000 rounds at Ammunitiontogo.com. Finally, there's the ammo from Freedom Munitions 115 gr FMJ for $199/1000 rounds.

So what do you think I should use on my new SP2022? BTW, I live in San Francisco Bay area and we don't have Wal-Mart or other big box stores here. And contrary to many beliefs, not all of us living in SF are ultra-liberal, left wing, weirdo knuckleheads...but there are lots of those too.
A little inside info on ammotogo.com. I purchase my HD/SD ammo from them and they are a A++ rated business in my book. Have ordered from them at least 4 times on a Friday after closing and have gotten my ammo by Tuesday. Granted they are in the same state as I am but that still means it goes out asap. They are the only ones that I have found to have the Federal Tactical LE HST's in the 50 rnd boxes for about the same price as a LGS would have the Hydrashocks in 20 rnd boxes.
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Hey guys, thanks for the advice, I'll stick to brass cased ammo as I don't want to void the Sig warranty. I've ordered from Ammo-to-go and they are very good! Got to get used to the Sig SP2022 after shooting my Glock 19 for a while. I'd feel comfortable with either of these two pistols for home defense and SHTF earthquake situations.
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Ok arc. It's time you and I had a little talk. Everyone knows that an SP2022 will shoot steel cased ammo with "no problems." But what you didn't know is that you just voided your warranty shooting it in a SIG. Don't believe me? Call and ask them.

So let's not be steering new shooters to ammo that will not only wear their pistols out prematurely (chamber primarily) but will also void their new pistol warranty.

If you can afford a SIG, you should be able to afford decent ammo. Otherwise, buy a Hi-Point.

Thank you.
Oh geez here we go...

Nowhere does Sig say that using steel case ammo voids your warranty. Imported, reloaded, handloaded, and ammunition not made to SAAMI or NATO specs voids your warranty. So, if you've ever shot Fiocchi, Aguila, Prvi Partizan, Armscor, PMC (some is made in Korea), RWS, Sellior & Bellot, Mag-tec, and Independence, even if its brass-cased, you've voided your warranty. I've seen a thread where you've recommended S&B as a good ammo choice and have personally used Independence. I guess you don't care much about the warranty either?

Reference:

"No. The use of any ammunition that is not an American factory loaded, SAAMI approved round could be dangerous and will void your warranty."

SIG SAUER

Conversely, if you shoot Hornady Steel Match you're warranty is still fine, even though its that dreaded steel case ammo, because its US factory loaded and meets SAAMI specs.

The warranty card is a bit more vague as it says "... null and void if the firearms has been... fired with handloaded, reloaded, or improper ammunition." "Improper" can mean alot of things, essentially whatever Sig deems is not proper.

Steel case ammunition will not prematurely wear out your chamber. The steel used is very very mild. Just to double check that I'm not giving out bad info, I looked up a comprehensive materials hardness chart in one of my engineering textbooks Manufacturing Engineering and Technology. It lists most common materials. Cartridge brass, which is 70-30 brass, is right underneath mild annealed steel in hardness. They are right next to each other... in a list of a few hundred listed materials. So, I guess you could say that mild annealed steel is indeed harder than cartridge brass. However, the difference is barely negligible to even worry about it.

Lastly, we're talking about the SP2022 which is in fact priced lower than even most of its mainstream competitors guns like Glocks, XDs, and the like. All it takes is $349 + S/H + Transfer to "afford a SIG". That is all.

Thank You

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The steel used in steel-cased ammo is softer than the barrel chamber, yes. But that does not mean it will not cause premature (faster) wear. It will also cause premature wear on the extractor and ejector also. Also, if a round gets stuck in the chamber, it can ruin the extractor.

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Welcome to SIG Talk from California!!!

I like Blazer Brass, but years ago (20+ years ago), Blazer with aluminum case was not a good one to use. I didn't like it because I experienced several squib loads. I have not used it ever since...
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I recently shot Walmart Winchester white box, Federal champion and Independence 115g FMJ ammo on my 9mm sp2022 with no problems whatsoever, about 100 rounds of each.
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