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Old 12-09-2012, 7:15 PM
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Default 9mm ammo question....

Jus purchased a XD9 as my first handgun n lookin for some info on ammo? Metal vs brass? Difference in grains? Quality brands? Any ammo to stay away from?
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Old 12-09-2012, 7:20 PM
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Im pretty sure the XD9 will shoot whatever you put in it.
I think most shooters prefer a brass case basic 115 grain projectile for range and practice.
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Old 12-09-2012, 8:42 PM
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Yep, it'll eat anything. Buy, shoot, and enjoy.
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and save your brass, you might start reloading sometime.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:07 PM
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good advice on saving brass

The feedramp on mine seems to get dirty quick with lead bullets, but then I use liquid alox and surely put too much on too. FWIW.

Dunno why but my Ruger sr9c doesn't get gunked up like that. I only shoot reloads so I don't know what commercial ammo does but mines been pretty good, just requires a bit more cleaning.
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I tend to stick with brass 115gr. I've tried most of the major brands in my Sig and haven't had any problems. You'll probably find that your XD will eat anything as well. Stock up on whatever is cheap.
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Old 12-10-2012, 6:03 AM
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Buy whatever is cheap and shoot as many different brands as you can. Should eat anything as already said, but maybe it wont like something..... Better to find out on the range than when you need it....

I mostly shoot 115gr fmj brass cased through my 9's, but have shoot just about everything. I carry 147's and prefer the way the heavy bullet shoots, but 115 are cheaper to practice with.
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I say just shoot whatever will work in your gun but definitely shoot brass. That way you can save it for reloading and if not can sell it to a reloader to make "some" money back.

My go to ammo for practice before reloading was Winchester White Box 115gr (wwb) from Wal-Mart. Was usually in stock whenever I was there but might be hard to come by now...

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Old 12-10-2012, 11:16 PM
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Thanks for the info fellas! This 10 day wait is taking forever!
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