Military Surplus Ammo?

Chevalier

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Dec 24, 2008
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Hi All-

As I've posted in another thread, I've just purchased my first handgun. Given the fact that I haven't shot a pistol in about 15 years, I will need A LOT of practice. There is a dealer by me that has Israeli Industries military surplus ammo for a relatively cheap price. It is brass and he has both .45 ACP and 9MM. I would think that this would be fine for gaining experience and target shooting - I'm not looking for competition grade ammo....just something that will get be back in the swing of things and build up my skills. Does anyone see any issues with using this ammo?

Thanks!
 

Millerwb

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Dec 11, 2008
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Bryan
As long as it is "recent" manufacture that is Non-Corrosive, it should be fine. If you shoot old GI issue (like WWII issue/manufacture), it can be Very Corrosive and your barrel with rust if it is not cleaned right after shooting (don't ask how I know this little tidbit of info :(). How low is the cost per 50 or 100?
 

Eli

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DO NOT SHOOT IMI BLACK TIP IN ANY HANDGUN!!! It is SMG ammo and loaded very hot and will destroy most handguns.
I use surplus ammo, but only factory-boxed stuff, there have been many issues with loose/bulk surplus over the years.

Eli
 

Chevalier

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Dec 24, 2008
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Hi Millerwb-

I'll let you know what I find out about corrosiveness. The ammo is in bulk - I don't think they sell it in 50s or 100s, but I'll ask. If I remember correctly, it was $150 / 1,000.
 

Millerwb

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Bryan
If it is $150/1000, that would be $15/100 or $7.5/50. That would be a good price, especially if it was not corrosive. The least expensive I have seen boxes of 50 locally is about $15.
 

Chevalier

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Dec 24, 2008
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If it is $150/1000, that would be $15/100 or $7.5/50. That would be a good price, especially if it was not corrosive. The least expensive I have seen boxes of 50 locally is about $15.
I stopped by there today. I believe that they wil sell over the internet and they have it in stock. It's $150/1,000 and they won't break it down. I hope that helps.
 

TSU45

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Before I checked that site I thought yall were talking about .45acp for $150/1000. I almost sh#@ my pants while pulling the site up, but it's just 9mm.
 

JKTex

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But $250/1000 for .45 ACP isn't bad though.

I paid just over $200 almost a year ago for Blazer Brass. Current price is around $300/1000 plus tax.
 
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