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Yeah that's pretty good.

Natchezss just sent me a email that they were having a special on them for $10.99 a box, so your price is pretty good.
 

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This is almost of no relevance but there is a place, Bullseye, here in WA that has/had 500 rounds of Speer Gold Dots for 89.99
 

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bryan.tonya said:
Yeah that's pretty good.

Natchezss just sent me a email that they were having a special on them for $10.99 a box, so your price is pretty good.
Especially as Natchezss has 20/box.
 

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You gotta be kidding...I paid $18 for a box of 20. :cry:
 

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Question??? Are they the five or six copper
slits?

Ed
 

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Hey they list 25 for one of the boxs in the link they sent me.

I guess that's not as good of a price. I've ordered from cheaper instead, they have pretty good prices and pretty good shipping. [/url]
 

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Wreckage said:
ammoman.com has it for $129 for 500 rounds, thats real close. ($64.50 for 250)
If you click on the picture, you'll see a label on the box that says Not for Law Enforcement. As I understand it, this ammo was made on contract for a law enforcement organization and during QC checks it was rejected for whatever reason. If a sample fails inspection, they toss the whole lot. To our benefit, it's resold at a lower price.

I've bought 2 cases of the stuff now and love it. Bargain of the century, IMO.
 

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Oilman said:
If I remember correctly they were rejected because some had hard primers.
Was it hard primer or primer that's just dead?
hard primer is easy fix, but dead primer could mean you're dead.
 

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gudel said:
Oilman said:
If I remember correctly they were rejected because some had hard primers.
Was it hard primer or primer that's just dead?
hard primer is easy fix, but dead primer could mean you're dead.
i bought 2 lots of those so far and had 100% reliability.
 

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Most people buy them just for practice and carry the good ones for CCW. You cant beat the to test reliability of your gun but I wouldnt bet my life on them if they are rejected for that very reason.
 

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Youse guys always mess this up... ;)

Speer has been reclassifying all their ammo (Blazer, Lawman, Gold Dot) for years. Not just ammo for LE contracts, and not just for the primer problem that got all the press a few years ago. They reclassified ammo before and after that for various reasons. Still do. It is often repacked and marked in various ways.

It is safe to shoot. It may even be safe enough to bet your life on. Speer doesn't think it's safe enough to bet the company on w/o the caution. Depends on the particular problem and lot. IOW, don't assume it's all for the primer problem (or some other problem) and/or since these guys didin't have any problem, I won't either...

How lucky do you feel? Some have never seen a problem w it, some have. I have had some (124/9 +P GD and 180/40 GD) that was definitley not good enough to bet my life on over the yrs I've been shooting it (since 2000).


I got this from Speer when I asked about some LE ammo in 2001, but it applies to all their reclassified ammo too:

"Reclassified" ammo from Speer/Blount. "The ammunition that has been
reclassified somehow failed to meet a contract stipulation. It is safe to
shoot. Most is likely suitable for defensive use, but it would depend on the
exact problem. A large quantity fell out for poor nickel plating on the
cases. This nickel plating would not compromise the use of the ammunition,
but flaking could present functional problems. Inspection of the ammunition
you have should be able to determine if there is any worry in that regard.
Other lots were reclassified for other reasons. In general I feel it is best
to use it for practice and to prove functioning in the gun and stay with
ammunition that was not reclassified for actual carry."
- Guy Neill, Blount Sporting Equipment Group
 
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