Once again from our friends at Lucky Gunner, today we’re looking at Military Ballistics Industries re-manufactured ammo. I shot several thousands rounds of their .45 ACP ammo my 625 last year, and it was very soft shooting and very accurate. If you’re hurting for practice ammo, they have what you need.
147 grain FMJ 9mm ammo, $25 for 100 rounds – but if you buy 10 packs of 100 to get 1000 rounds the price drops to $23 per pack.
180 grain .40 S&W FMJ, $250 for 1000 rounds. I have no personal experience with these reloads, however based on my use of other products from MBI, I have no qualms recommending them as practice ammo.
230 grain .45 ACP FMJ, $365 for 1000 rounds. These I’ve personally shot a couple thousand through my S&W 625, again no issues or problems to report with one possible note – if you plan on running these in a wheelgun, the carbon fouling was a little excessive and I had to clean the cylinder more often than I would using factory ammo to guarantee smooth reloading.
.38 Special 125 grain FMJ, $278 for 1000 rounds. If you’re like me, you like to practice with the same bullet weight that you use in your carry guns, and all my .38s are loaded with 125 grain +P JHP. The MBI 125 grain FMJ is an economical practice option that gives you a generally consistent point of impact with your defensive ammo (with some variation for velocity).
I’ve done a lot of business with Lucky Gunner for the last year and a half, and yes, they are an advertiser and supporter of Gun Nuts, but they’re also a good company to work with. I’ve been able to get ammo from them when I can’t find it anywhere else, and I’m happy that they’re out there supporting the shooting sports!