Remington UMC S&W .40 Handgun Ammo Mega Pack
Not Good Ammo
I would not recomend these bullets to anyone. These bullets will leave your gun absolutly filthy, and after firing the first 50 rounds I gave the other 200 away because of all the brass it was leaving in my gun along with the scratches it left in my feed ramp to the barrel. The only positive thing about these bullets was the price and the bulk avalibility, but it is not worth it when you have to spend more time working on, and cleaning the gun than firing it.
August 5, 2007
Groupings from a rest were 4 inches or better. ammo also leaves firearm very dirty. lots of brass and powder left behind. Comparable to wolf ammo. I would not recommend this ammo unless you love to clean your firearm. The only upside was the bulk availability.
September 16, 2006
If you can find it - buy it!
Unlike the person below me, my springfield XD40 (model 9102) never jammed using this ammo, but it has also never jammed firing some lead remanufactured ammo either. In comparison to the lead reman's, this remington UMC ammo is clean and jam-free. at $75.00 dollars for 250 rounds, this ammo is only $0.0111 per bullet more expensive than the lead reloadsI got. The reloads were $65 for a box of 225 bullets - which is $0.2889/round, versus the $0.30/bullet for the UMC. If bass pro shop had this is in stock when I wanted ammo I would have gotten it instead, you just have to find a store that has it, or order it online.
March 4, 2009
A Mixed Review
The 411 on this ammo a mixed review depending on which of these issues you are addressing.
#1 - This ammo is less expensive than many others and is adequate for target practice. This translates to more trips to the range, more practice, and improved tactical skills. This year, I have already fired 2500 rounds through 3 different pistols, and its accuracy and reliability have been adequate.
#2 - One minor gripe is that this is this ammo is extremely dirty and you will have to perform a thorough clean-up after every trip to the range. This is a really messy job because the powder used in this ammo burns very dirty and the residue will penetrate and coat everything inside your handgun. But as long as you don't mind a little extra time cleaning your firearms, it isn’t so terrible that you need to avoid using this brand.
#3 - A major issue that I have with the UMC ammo is that certain pistols do not like this round. I can fire it in both my Taurus PT 24/7 and my Millennium Pro PT-140 and it performs flawlessly. I've never had so much as a hiccup in either pistol. But, when I load it in my Beretta 96 FS INOX or my son’s Glock model 22, it will consistently jam at the feed ramp every 4 or 5 rounds. I think this may be due to a lower chamber pressure causing the slide to not fully retract when recycling the ammunition. This is particularly aggravating when it happens during tactical skills practice or a competition event.
I recommend that you test fire a box of 50 rounds through your pistol before you jump in and start buying it in bulk. This may save you a great deal of time, money, and a truckload of frustration in case your pistol is one of those that is not a fan of the UMC brand.
July 2, 2008