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newbie1234
09-25-2016, 7:53 PM
I knew that .22LR pistols are picky on ammo. Do 380ACP, 9mm, .45ACP, 40 SW pistols picky on ammo also ?

Best Regards

Doheny
09-25-2016, 7:55 PM
:confused:

Kwikvette
09-25-2016, 7:57 PM
I'll choose option C.

All firearms are picky on ammo; in terms of accuracy, most don't notice the difference. You'll experience the difference with failure to feed/eject/etc. granted that the shooter is doing all things right.

Oldmandan
09-25-2016, 8:08 PM
It's not that 22's are picky... It's that generally speaking, 22 ammo is poor quality

I have alot of pistols, none are ammo sensitive. Although I do have a 380 that doesn't like reloads. I'm pretty sure that has more to do with the quality of the reloaded ammo though

Cokebottle
09-25-2016, 8:15 PM
Depends on the gun.

The compact 380s like the Kahr, Sig, and LC9 tend to be picky because of the feedramp angle. Find one with a bullet nose shape that works and you're fine.

1911's can be picky, but they are more picky about magazines than ammo. I've never had a consistent problem with either FMJ or JHP on either of my 1911's that didn't end up being a consistent problem with the magazine.

Most 9mm and larger aren't picky at all

E Michael
09-25-2016, 8:22 PM
Revolver ftw?

Cokebottle
09-25-2016, 8:33 PM
Revolver ftw?
You would think, but I've got two 22lr revolvers that occasionally won't accept this flipping Remington Thunderbolt crap.

L84CABO
09-25-2016, 10:06 PM
They're not usually picky in the context I think you mean...unless they're just a crappy gun. Any high quality modern pistol should run just about any good standard power factory loads you put into it. This isn't to say that a) some rounds might be more accurate than others and b) you may come across an odd brand of ammo that your particular gun doesn't like. 1911's, for example, tend to have a reputation for being a bit finicky about ammo. But most guns should run just fine.

With the above said, do make sure you do your research before buying a new gun. Check the forums and/or specific mfg site discussions before you buy. Guns that are notoriously picky are usually talked about. And you could, of course, just get a bad unit. That's always a possibility...which is a good reason to make sure you're buying a brand that has a good reputation for customer service.

Lastly, and as someone else already said, magazines can be the weak link for some pistols...1911's particularly. Don't skimp when it comes to buying mags. Do your research and pick ones with good reputations. Particularly if it's for a personal defense gun.

Saym14
09-25-2016, 10:16 PM
22 revolvers are highly RELIABLE. THE 22 Round was not designed for semi auto

sigfan91
09-25-2016, 11:43 PM
You would think, but I've got two 22lr revolvers that occasionally won't accept this flipping Remington Thunderbolt crap.

This.

My Heritage Rough Rider doesn't like Remington Golden Bullet. Everything else seems to be fine once the gun is broken in.

Back to OP's question, yes, some pistols are picky about ammo. My Sig P226 doesn't like a batch of S&B 115gr FMJ (multiple FTF). It loves Priv Partizan and Freedom's reloads. My Sig P220 had a FTF with Armscor 230gr FMJ out of a box of 50.

I don't have any experiences with HP ammo since my range doesn't like HP rounds.

Gasman
09-26-2016, 12:07 AM
I knew that .22LR pistols are picky on ammo. Do 380ACP, 9mm, .45ACP, 40 SW pistols picky on ammo also ?

Best Regards

Are you drunk??

Trevor
09-26-2016, 12:08 AM
Are you drunk??

Yes

Gasman
09-26-2016, 12:10 AM
Not you, I was asking about the OP!

Trevor
09-26-2016, 12:13 AM
Calguns has the best threads ever.

Sometimes this place is like The Onion of gun forums..

Trevor
09-26-2016, 12:14 AM
Not you, I was asking about the OP!

Then why did you send me a link to this thread?

Gasman
09-26-2016, 12:16 AM
Calguns has the best threads ever.

Sometimes this place is like The Onion of gun forums..

Sometimes, it's like a collection of Walmart greeters talking about the guns in the sporting goods department.

Gasman
09-26-2016, 12:17 AM
Then why did you send me a link to this thread?

You're Irish - the question didn't even need to be asked of you.

Gasman
09-26-2016, 12:26 AM
I don't have any experiences with HP ammo since my range doesn't like HP rounds.

7 years, 2,199 posts, your screen name is "sigfan91", and you've NEVER fired any hollowpoint ammunition?

sigfan91
09-26-2016, 11:02 AM
7 years, 2,199 posts, your screen name is "sigfan91", and you've NEVER fired any hollowpoint ammunition?

Nope. Like I said, my range does not allow hollowpoint. And I fail to see what my screen name has to do with anything. I could call myself "ferrarifan" but it doesn't mean I own or drive a Ferrari.

You open a range close to me that allows hollowpoint, and competitive in price to my current range, and I'll shoot whatever the hollowpoint you want me to.

Quiet
09-26-2016, 11:07 AM
I knew that .22LR pistols are picky on ammo. Do 380ACP, 9mm, .45ACP, 40 SW pistols picky on ammo also ?
yes

I Swan
09-26-2016, 4:26 PM
Depends on the gun and ammo. Even revolvers as mentioned especially 22lr. Some 22 revolvers have quite tight chambers some ammo won't easily fit. I have a 45 acp revolver that occasionally pierces primers with Blazer ammo.

Another example is I have 2 identical 380 acp double stack Makarovs one is more finicky on feeding JHP than the other. I once owned 3x Bulgarian 9x18 Mak Makarovs one was more sensitive about bullet styles feeding as well.

I am currently not drunk. I'm only about 5% Irish. I was very much hangover on Sunday. Too much Columbian rum. So I think my answers today are coherent and useful?

hambam105
09-26-2016, 8:25 PM
That is why pistol matches are such great places to learn.

You have to shoot in the daylight for all your friends to see what works and what doesn't. Later you can come home and explain to the viewers on the inner-web that what they saw they really didn't see.