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Has anyone else had bad experience with Blazer? I donít know if itís the aluminum or what. Their price was pretty good on their .45 rounds and I picked some up. Monday I had a combat shoot and in one of my runs I loaded a mag and the round did not feed into the chamber after my reload. That could have been my fault by not slamming it in there hard enough. After that when I was reloading my mags I came across 3 rounds that were shorterÖbasically packed in too much, so I tossed those aside. And on my final run on one of the courses, everything is going fine and then my chamber gets caught half way open with the round half way in and half still in the mag. Fortunately I caught it right away, gave a quick tug on the slide, and it went in for my last 2 shots and only cost me about a second. But overall Iíve never had these problems before until I used the Blazer ammo. One guy told me that it heís seen this happen before with aluminum casings because they might not be as slick as brass, so my slide getting caught up he thought was due to the ammo. Anyone else ever have this problem? Iíve always used Winchester or UMC and theyíve been flawless.
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I've had issues with Remington UMC ammo twice not loading and once not ejecting the shell, but I'm hoping it's just from still being broken in and only having 75 rounds thru the gun.
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Has anyone else had bad experience with Blazer? I donít know if itís the aluminum or what. Their price was pretty good on their .45 rounds and I picked some up. Monday I had a combat shoot and in one of my runs I loaded a mag and the round did not feed into the chamber after my reload. That could have been my fault by not slamming it in there hard enough. After that when I was reloading my mags I came across 3 rounds that were shorterÖbasically packed in too much, so I tossed those aside. And on my final run on one of the courses, everything is going fine and then my chamber gets caught half way open with the round half way in and half still in the mag. Fortunately I caught it right away, gave a quick tug on the slide, and it went in for my last 2 shots and only cost me about a second. But overall Iíve never had these problems before until I used the Blazer ammo. One guy told me that it heís seen this happen before with aluminum casings because they might not be as slick as brass, so my slide getting caught up he thought was due to the ammo. Anyone else ever have this problem? Iíve always used Winchester or UMC and theyíve been flawless.
I typically used Winchester white box.

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Maxons. 2nd Monday of every month. 2 courses set up (one on each range), $15 to go through both courses once or $20 to go through twice. Results are posted the following month.
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I've shot tens of thousands of rounds of 9mm and .45 Blazer over the years, and for cheap range ammo, it's reliable enough.

I did a bit of digging after Monday night, regarding the bullet seating inside the casing, and apparently this is a minor issue with Blazer, due to the aluminium casing.

*shrug* Your mileage may vary I guess.
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Maxons. 2nd Monday of every month. 2 courses set up (one on each range), $15 to go through both courses once or $20 to go through twice. Results are posted the following month.
Sounds like what I used to do at Bells with NITac! Awesome! At least I think it was bells...it's been about 8 years since I've done it.

Do they have coaches there? I'd probably have to start all over again since it's been so long.

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I've shot tens of thousands of rounds of 9mm and .45 Blazer over the years, and for cheap range ammo, it's reliable enough.

I did a bit of digging after Monday night, regarding the bullet seating inside the casing, and apparently this is a minor issue with Blazer, due to the aluminium casing.

*shrug* Your mileage may vary I guess.
It's only a minor issue if the added backpressure doesn't cause problems with your gun! A minor issue would be the round not ramping/feeding correctly because of the inset exposing the leading edge of the "brass".

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Bek can be your coach. There's no coaching but everything is explained since the courses change each month. You watch a couple people and get the hang of it. So long as you're not rushing faster than you can possibly shoot you should be ok. Just need a holster, a few mags, and you're golden.
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Sounds like what I used to do at Bells with NITac! Awesome! At least I think it was bells...it's been about 8 years since I've done it.

Do they have coaches there? I'd probably have to start all over again since it's been so long.
I can teach you everything you need to know about IPSC matches. I've been shooting 'em for years here. As Biggy said elsewhere, take your time. These specific events at Maxon's are very casual & friendly "matches," if you can even really call them competitions. We welcome new shooters all the time.
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http://theboxotruth.com/docs/edu18.htm

I don't know much but this might give some insight
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I use Blazer in the Wheel Guns OK..... in the SA's not so well.



Something about the material ( silver ) that they use for cases seems to
be less-slippery than brass and it tends to drag a bit when the weapon
cycles. As a consequence I have experienced jams and/or stovepipes.

You can usually get USA for about the same price as blazer,
It's brass and I have had no issues with it.


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blazer ammo= dirty shit burning ammo in a box.

crappy tolerances "so have a loose gun"



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blazer ammo= dirty shit burning ammo in a box.

crappy tolerances "so have a loose gun"
It's cheap... you get what you pay for. Suits me fine for range ammo.
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It's cheap... you get what you pay for. Suits me fine for range ammo.
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I shot some Blazer 45 through the Springfield tonight no problems (dirty) but it didn't want to feed through my Dan Wesson. Though to be fair I have had a few ftf and stove pipes with WWB and UMC as the gun is still breaking in.

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I'm lazy CCI makes Blazer, I think...when Makarovs hit the market back in 95, I bought two russian made ones (many copies available, almost like the AKs) and the only ammo available at the time was CCI stuff in the white box, with aluminum cases, I bought a case of the stuff, ball 95g bullet, stuff worked like a freaking charm, didn't foul the guns either. Since then I bought the dies and reload my own stuff. God I love Unique, the do it all powder....load everything from shot gun to rifle with it....hint small rifle primers in pistol load FTW

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blazer ammo= dirty shit burning ammo in a box.

crappy tolerances "so have a loose gun"
I love loose guns, function under ALL conditions, and who cares what your spread looks like at 150 yards, may be all over the paper dinner plate, but I'm still hitting the thing. I hate Bench Rest shooters, talk about holy anal retentive types

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I love loose guns, function under ALL conditions, and who cares what your spread looks like at 150 yards, may be all over the paper dinner plate, but I'm still hitting the thing. I hate Bench Rest shooters, talk about holy anal retentive types
if you can hit all over a paper plate at 150 yards out of a pistol thats good ammo and shooter. "very good shooter"

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I love loose guns, function under ALL conditions, and who cares what your spread looks like at 150 yards, may be all over the paper dinner plate, but I'm still hitting the thing. I hate Bench Rest shooters, talk about holy anal retentive types


Yards ? Or Feet ? Indoor or outdoor ?


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I have used blazer in my 92fs. I cant really complain about them for the price of them. I have experienced a few captures and binds but then again I was not shooting them competition.
they are reliable enough for everyday shooting and target/plinking but I would not run them comp.

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Blazer sucks, but not as bad as Wolf. Range fodder.

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Blazer sucks, but not as bad as Wolf. Range fodder.

Remi FTW.
The first 75 rounds I put thru my 1911 were remi umi 230gr fmj ammo, had 1FTE and 3 failures to load. Then I put 50 reloads thru w/o one problem. Just bought 100 WWB rds and a box of blazer brass to try out. I hope either of them turn out decent with my gun b/c they're dirt cheap at the local walmart.
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Wow, Remi has been rock solid in all my weapons. Strange.

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if you can hit all over a paper plate at 150 yards out of a pistol thats good ammo and shooter. "very good shooter"

each persons has there own opinions and preferences.

you dont like mine? then suck me off or shut your mouth.
Opphs me bad should read 50 feet

Right opinions are like assholes....everyone has one mines usually bigger and always right

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Blazer sucks, but not as bad as Wolf. Range fodder.

Remi FTW.
I haven't tried Wolf, stuff is dirty cheap by the case, at least the 9 x 18 Mak, I was going to try it for just keeping proficient with the mak, and re-loading I want to reload at least 1000 rounds at a time.

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