Springfield XD Forum banner

1 - 20 of 20 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
34 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
i have a 9mm xd service 4". the first time i took it out i shoot blazer brass 115 fmj. then i ordered 750 of blazer 115 fmj(not the brass) which i didnt relize and i thought i was ordering the blazer brass. is there any reason i shouldnt shot the regular alum blazer out of my xd. does anyone have problems with it. which is better? ect just any info you guys can give me on the two would be great.

also this website here Georgia Arms - AMMUNITION has some pretty good prices on ammo. but all it says really is (canned heat) what does that mean? it doesnt tell you what your buying. anyone buy from them before? or do you have to just take a chance and hope its not real crap ammo? Thanks a lot guys
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
201 Posts
From what I've read. the aluminum blazers are a little harder on the extractor I think. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,354 Posts
Theoretically it could be harder on the extractor, but I wouldn't have any worries putting it through your XD. There are guys one here that have been through thousands of aluminum cases with no issues. Is brass better?...Sure. But, should you keep and shoot your aluminum...you bet!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
649 Posts
The Aluminum is Fine. (and the Cheapest).
Just not good to Reload.
I`ve shot lots of it with no problems at all.
It would seem that the extractor metal would be harder than the Aluminum cases.
Best Regards, Pete
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
604 Posts
Should you shoot the Blazer aluminum cased ammo?

NO!

Let me repeat that- NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

Box all of that bad ammo up and send it to me before any more damage is done to your weapons. I'll dispose of it in the appropriate manner. (I'll P.M. you my address for shipping :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:)

Seriously, other than not being reloadable, there's nothing wrong with it. I have shot thousands of rounds of both 9mm and .45 ACP through my XD's, Kimber .45, and BHP 9mm with no problems whatsoever and I mean NO problems! No FTF, no FTE, no nothing. Every round (so far) has functioned flawlessly.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
649 Posts
Hey All.
Bought a case (1k) a few months ago from Natchez. 115gr.
Was $179. delivered! Great for Plates.
Regards, Pete
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
250 Posts
I have shot Blazer 9MM, 40S&W and 45 ACP, no problems. They are usually cheaper than brass and are as accurate through my pistols.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,154 Posts
If I go to shoot some where I can't retrieve my brass for future reloading, say a class or what ever, I shoot blazer. Functions flawless, good accuracy and cheap.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,694 Posts
I'm not sure my XD9 has ever had a brass round in it. I've shot about 7,000 rounds of Blazer thru it in IDPA though.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
54 Posts
For those of you interested. Natchez has blazer 115grain fmj for 7.49 per 50. 149.80 per 1000 plus about $20 shipping. Hard to beat!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
34 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
ya il keep shotin my blazer aluminum then. and yes natchez has bout the best deal rite now. i alreayd took advantagte of it
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,102 Posts
The ONLY thing I've found about shooting Blazer is that it gets stuck the cylinder on my revolver (.44Mag).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
42 Posts
Our local range has signs posted "NO BLAZER or WOLF AMMO ALLOWED!" Violators will be escorted out!

I am guessing they just don't want to contaminate their brass?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
28,481 Posts
The Blazer and Blazer Brass are both good ammo. Personally, I think ranges don't want steel cased or Blazer ammo because they can't clean up the cases and sell them, and they'd have to sort out the aluminum and steel.

Georgia Arms Canned heat is also very good, it's commercially reloaded ammo.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,574 Posts
The Blazer and Blazer Brass are both good ammo. Personally, I think ranges don't want steel cased or Blazer ammo because they can't clean up the cases and sell them, and they'd have to sort out the aluminum and steel.
Agreed, except that a magnet will quickly remove the steel cases.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,811 Posts
I picked up some Blazer with the aluminum case some time ago and just got a chance to use it this past weekend. It fed fine through my XD and was no dirtier to clean than WWB. I will be going to the gun shop after I vote today to pick up some more.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
64 Posts
I just recently ordered 2K of 9mm and 1K of .45 ACP of the CCI Blazer Aluminum.

They work fine on my guns and I don't recall any FTF or FTE issues. My question is are Blazer Aluminum good for long term storage? I've heard good stories and bad stories.

Any thoughts or opinions?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
54 Posts
Shot 350+ rounds of the CCI Blazer Aluminum today @ the range. Not one malfunction... will order more!
 
1 - 20 of 20 Posts
Top