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This is a discussion on what tasks should i do before i fire my new P320 RX within the P250 & P320 Modular Pistols forums, part of the SIG Sauer Pistols category; Originally Posted by daveday99 Another question: Looking at online ammo sites, there are many ammo choices in 9mm. Different bullet types and grain weights. I ...


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Old 03-18-2017, 09:16 AM   #16
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Another question: Looking at online ammo sites, there are many ammo choices in 9mm. Different bullet types and grain weights. I don't want to break the bank while learning to shoot my new Sig.

What is a good ammo to use while learning at the range?
What is a good ammo for home protection to have on hand?

Thanks for your help guys!
Dave, if you are new to shooting, you can really do a lot of training right at home without wasting a lot of money on ammo. Dry fire training is a great way to perfect your stance, grip, breath control, trigger control, front sight focus, sight alignment, and trigger press. Live fire is of course important and lots of fun but you can advance rapidly by practicing everyday at home. I mention this since you said you were learning to shoot your new Sig and didn't want to break the bank.

Great book on fundamentals:

The Perfect Pistol Shot by Albert H. League, III ? Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
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Dave, if you are new to shooting, you can really do a lot of training right at home without wasting a lot of money on ammo. Dry fire training is a great way to perfect your stance, grip, breath control, trigger control, front sight focus, sight alignment, and trigger press. Live fire is of course important and lots of fun but you can advance rapidly by practicing everyday at home. I mention this since you said you were learning to shoot your new Sig and didn't want to break the bank.

Great book on fundamentals:

The Perfect Pistol Shot by Albert H. League, III ? Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
great advice!!! I wish I could like it more than once

Youtube is a great source also...just apply common sense for what works for you and what doesn't...and contrary to what many will tell you, there is more than one way to shoot well...the only thing that matters is where the muzzle is pointed when the bullet leaves the barrel.
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You can pre-adjust the Romeo before going to the range. That will make your final adjustment go much quicker.

Sig iron sights are usually pretty from the factory. Look through the Romeo, and line up the iron sights. Now adjust the Romeo controls to set the dot on the very top of the front sight.

This should get you in the ball park, making final adjustment easier.
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I personally recommend Winchester white box 100 round value packs from Walmart. Where I live goes for $23 per box and no issues with the ammo at all
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Oh and for defense ammo, Hornady Critical Defense. Consistently performs at FBI specs and the rounds don't fail to expand after passing through clothing due to the polymer tip. Runs about $24 per box of 25.
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I have had great luck with Remington UMC frequently on sale at Field and Stream in the past six months for 10 bucks or less per 50. >1500 rnds with them between my P320F RX and P320C RX without a single mishap. Enjoy your new RX!
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Range ammo: anything that's new brass under $0.15 CPR is good ($7.5 a box). Or, wait for Freedom Munitions to go on sale and use the big YouTubers' 5% discount code (Sootch00 / MrGunsNGear). They have free shipping from time to time over $99 or $199. Basically, after the election, all the firearms / munitions companies are tanking. Their sales / stock prices are trending lower, and it's your chance to average down. Kind of like buying gold, but infinitely more useful for your hobby.

Defense: HST are real good and real cheap (under $0.35 CPR) They hold together almost like bonded bullets, ensuring consistent penetration, and, they expand beautifully.

Use AmmoSeek. Don't be one of those guys that buys an overpriced box, locally, every paycheck. That's just flushing money down the toilet.

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Range ammo: anything that's new brass under $0.15 CPR is good ($7.5 a box). Or, wait for Freedom Munitions to go on sale and use the big YouTubers' 5% discount code (Sootch00 / MrGunsNGear). They have free shipping from time to time over $99 or $199. Basically, after the election, all the firearms / munitions companies are tanking. Their sales / stock prices are trending lower, and it's your chance to average down. Kind of like buying gold, but infinitely more useful for your hobby.

Defense: HST are real good and real cheap (under $0.35 CPR) They hold together almost like bonded bullets, ensuring consistent penetration, and, they expand beautifully.

Use AmmoSeek. Don't be one of those guys that buys an overpriced box, locally, every paycheck. That's just flushing money down the toilet.
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Another question: Looking at online ammo sites, there are many ammo choices in 9mm. Different bullet types and grain weights. I don't want to break the bank while learning to shoot my new Sig.

What is a good ammo to use while learning at the range?
What is a good ammo for home protection to have on hand?

Thanks for your help guys!
The advice from previous posts about dry firing and practicing at home without ammo is good advice because it emphasizes fundamentals and skills building without spending anything on ammo.

However, let's talk ammo now... assuming you've taken the previous advise to heart.

Being economical is a good thing, but shouldn't be the main thing. Otherwise you can be steered to some fairly bad ammo which can be problematic.

What I advise is to go with a low priced brass cased ammo in 55 grain weight to start with. It will be probably the most plentiful, most available, and cheapest. Read reviews on it before buying. Is it dependable? Are there many? Are they favorable?

Get familiar with your gun while using it. Get proficient in hitting your target with it. Try others out after you get your own personal standard set.

My source at the moment is luckygunner.com where you can find some pretty good deals as you shop the different categories.
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Another question: Looking at online ammo sites, there are many ammo choices in 9mm. Different bullet types and grain weights. I don't want to break the bank while learning to shoot my new Sig.

What is a good ammo to use while learning at the range?
What is a good ammo for home protection to have on hand?

Thanks for your help guys!
For the range I have been using Blazer Brass 115gr for about 4 years now. Only one bad round.. very reliable and accuracy has never been an issue.

I get it at Targetsports for 200 bucks for 1000 rounds (No shipping fee).

For HD/SD, after doing some research (youtube/luckygunner) I setteled on the Federal Premium HST LE 147gr (SP). As someone already stated, it's performance is proven and stellar.

You can get all 4 variations of the HST anywhere between 20.00 to 30.00 in 50 round boxes online. Haven't seen it locally in stores. I just got my P320C RX couple weeks ago and put 100 of the BB and 50 of the HST through it on first range visit and all went perfectly.. No issues.

Enjoy your new P320 and congrats!!!

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New P320 RX will be arriving in a couple weeks. What do y'all recommend i do before i head to the range for the first time.

Newbie to this forum!

Rifle and shotgun owner for decades. P320 RX my first handgun purchase.
Welcome to the forum. First, get familiar with it. Break it down to the level of taking the FCU out of the grip module, clean off all the preservative that came with the gun and then lube it. If you're going to get out to the range in the next few weeks, no need to do a comprehensive oil - I'd just put some grease on the rails, light film on the outside of the barrel and on the inside of the slide where the barrel hood (if that is the right term) will contact the inside of the slide. Perhaps do some dry firing to get familiar with the feel, then take it to the range and enjoy!
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