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Old 11-13-2009, 7:36 AM
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Default CCI ammo any good

Blazer 45auto 230grain FMJ/50 Description
Blazer uses a non reloadable case made from high strength, aircraft gauge aluminum alloy. Clean burning propellants deliver optimum velocity while ensuring consistent chamber pressures. Cases are coated for smooth functioning and corrosion resistance. Non corrosive primers for highly sensitive and reliable performance. Blazer delivers all the performance of high priced ammunition for a fraction of the cost.


Features:

- Bullet Type: Full Metal Jacket
- Muzzle Energy: 365 ft lbs
- Muzzle Velocity: 845 fps

I can get this stuff at about $20 a box is it worth it.
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Old 11-13-2009, 7:39 AM
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I would get it in a heartbeat.
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Old 11-13-2009, 7:40 AM
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really
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Old 11-13-2009, 7:44 AM
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CCI Blazer is good ammo. I've fired 9mm/.45 ACP/.40 S&W/.38 special/.357 magnum loads through the years and no issues at all. It has non-reloadable cases, that's the drawback.
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Old 11-13-2009, 7:45 AM
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Blazer Aluminum is a great choice for practice ammo. I use it all the time in my Sig and it's been 100% reliable. Buy it and shoot it unless you can get brass cased ammo for cheaper (if you reload/keep your brass).
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Old 11-13-2009, 7:46 AM
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I've only ever used their rimfire cartridges, but I've never met a CCI round that I didn't like and that didn't agree with the weapon being used.
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Old 11-13-2009, 7:47 AM
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Sounds good bout to order some right now.
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Old 11-13-2009, 7:48 AM
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I use CCI Blszer Brass for practice and Federal Hydra Shoks for Defense.
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Old 11-13-2009, 7:49 AM
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Yeah I was not sure because its aluminum cased if it would be any good.
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Old 11-13-2009, 7:53 AM
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In rimfire, CCI is THE BEST, period. Best ignition, nice projectiles. Maybe not absolute tops in accuracy but the best in personal defense in both 22LR (Stingers) and 22Mag (MaxiMag+V and +V/TNT) - good slugs and centerfire-level ignition reliability.

In centerfire they range from "good" to "excellent". Some loads are superb defense rounds, including the 200gr 44Spl with a Gold Dot hollowpoint projectile. None are "junk" or "bad for the gun".

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Old 11-13-2009, 7:57 AM
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Well if anyone is interested in some 45, 40, 9, from CCI let me know I can get it shipped to you.
Thanks for all the info.
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Old 11-13-2009, 8:05 AM
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While CCI is generally good, I've had a lot of FTE issues using the aluminum cased 9mm in my CZ75B (lots of stovepipes). It seems to be a bit weaker than other practice ammo.
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$20 a box is pretty expensive. The 9mm works great in all my 9's, and the 45 is good too.
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Old 11-13-2009, 8:06 AM
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Shipped?
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I've only used CCI in my Model 66 and only the .38Sp stuff. It's nice, but the loads seem lighter than even the range stuff. Outside of that caliber I can't really comment I'm afraid.
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Old 11-13-2009, 9:50 AM
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Blazer alum in .380 was giving me feeding failures in an LCP. No issues with brass cased ammo.
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I have no problem betting my life on CCI Blazer ammo (perhaps bullet selection variety is more limited since this is somewhat 'practice' ammo).

But it will ALWAYS go bang, and it's been quite accurate. Never any feed problems in a variety of the calibers I've tried.

I really like their 45LC load.
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ive used it in all kinds of calibers... out thousands of rounds i only had two "duds" in the same box of 9mm.. go figure...?

i dont care for the blazer in .22lr though...seems a little dirty to me.
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I've been through about 350 rounds of the 45 ACP Blazer Brass and have zero complaints.
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Old 11-13-2009, 1:36 PM
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the blazer rimefire ammo is REALLY dirty compared to say Federal, but not as bad as Remington Golden.

I have gone through many thousands of rounds of 9mm and 45auto from them and no complaints. Although their 45 auto sometimes have low tension at the case mouth, I have seen some bullet set back in that caliber. no big deal to the extent of being dangerous but worth keep an eye on.

Very few duds in the rimfire rounds I used and none in the center-fire calibers.
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Blazer Brass 45acp has always been good for me. Mini Mags 22LR rock too
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I've had no problems with Blazer aluminum in .45 ACP in my SIG P220. It's a good buy if you're not going to reload. Make sure the range you go to will allow you to shoot it. Some ranges are brass-only just because it's a hassle to sort brass from aluminum or steel cases.
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Old 11-13-2009, 7:33 PM
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Thanks for all the info....
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its good stuff...put 1K of it through my glock and no problems....very clean...as are other cci's and blazer rounds cuz they are made by the same ppl....the only downside if any is that since its aluminum i had some small very small specks to clean out but no big deal
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i like it 'coz it does'nt make my range bag very heavy, compared to brass. another thing is i'm not into reloading, so aluminum is fine with me.
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Aluminum,throw away 45ACP is a great product,never any problems in
Colt handguns--totally reliable. In 44 Magnum caliber it has been very
accurate for me in S&W M29 types. CCI has had a winner with this product
for a long time. Pete
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FYI if anyone bought a Glock lately open that little envelope and see which brand casing is in it....
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i use CCI aluminum ammo for plinking...good stuff for the money

just a year ago, i bought a case of cci 45auto for an avg. price of $13 a box...man have times changed
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Old 11-14-2009, 5:09 PM
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i use CCI aluminum ammo for plinking...good stuff for the money

just a year ago, i bought a case of cci 45auto for an avg. price of $13 a box...man have times changed
two years ago Nachez had sales on blazer 45 auto for 8.99 a box.
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Old 11-14-2009, 5:20 PM
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Some guns apparently don't like the Aluminum cased stuff. That being said, none of my guns ever had an issue with it. I bought 3 cases of the stuff a few years ago (before prices went through the roof) and the Glock and the Para that I shot them through ate every one without a complaint or jam. I think I paid $5.99/50 shipped (3 cases = 3000 rounds).

I bought some 165 gr 40 cal stuff about 6 years ago to try out in my Para Limited gun. Again, it made major and I had no issues with it at all. It fed and shot well.

I would likely not buy it these days since I prefer to get something for my money (ie the spent brass). But for those who do not reload, try a box in your gun, if it likes it, stock up.
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