- Aug 27, 2004
- Katy, Republic of Texas
So every time a gun subject comes up, seems you always hear "eats any ammo I use" or something similar. How common are ammo issues? And is it an ammo issue or gun issue? Or both? Are some guns just more prone to it than others? While my shooting experience is no where near as vast as many, I have shot well over 5000 rounds out of my old Ruger P89 with never an issue. My new M&P9 Shield has only had around 500 rounds through it with 4 different ammo brands, but no issues so far. I also have a 22 rifle with thousands of rounds over 30 years with no problems. I only use cheap store bought FMJ ammo (tons of brass/steel/aluminum Blazer, Winchester, Federal, Fiocchi, and who knows what else over the years) as well as a few boxes of JHP (mostly Fedaral Hydrashock, but a few others here and there). I have shot a few magazines of reloaded ammo from the Ruger years ago that a friend let me try (seems it was some "hot" 147 grain loads). Most of my shooting is standard fire or double taps, but on occasion it would be 15 rounds rapid fire. I get that there will be a bad primer here and there, and a case hang up on occasion (I guess I just have not shot enough to have it happen), and I know it does happen, seen it at the range and in videos, but just don't know how common of an issue it really is. I have heard it recommended to buy some dummy rounds and insert them randomly in magazines to practice clearing a misfire, is that really a good idea? Seems to me it would be.