I have been looking at them real hard........
$10.50 for a box of 50 re-man. 380 sounds good to me. Good for the range. That will work.
After doing the math on the 9mm.......I can buy Fed 115 fmj at Walmart cheaper than Freedom's re-mans after paying shipping.
freedom has a 4th sale, using coupon code ( july4th5off ) gets 5% off. Not a real big savings, but everything helps
I've been using "Blaster" in both my 45 and 38 without a hickup. As far as training ammo goes, I don't see how you can beat Blaster...bang for the buck. And, it's as clean or cleaner than any ammunition I have fired, including Federal, American Eagle, Independence, Sellier &Belloit, Winchester or Remington. In fact the dirtiest of the bunch, without a doubt, is Winchester White Box(WWB). I love this stuff!!
I got a bunch of FM 45 acp 230 gr jhp's, and they were pretty disappointing. I got an average muzzle velocity of about 850 fps from a 5" 1911. They say they do 890 fps, so that was in the ballpark. But when I put them through my PT145 the velocity dropped to 704 fps. I doubt that's fast enough for them to expand, which kind of defeats the purpose of a jhp. Just to put them in perspective, Winchester Personal Protection 230 gr jhp's are rated at 880 fps and they do 785 fps from my PT145. I figure the freedom munitions stuff uses some kind of powder that doesn't like short barrels. I also get a pretty snappy recoil and more noise and I think that's for the same reason - powder continuing to burn long after the projectile is gone.
They seemed to do okay in terms of performance from the 1911, but they also had a handful of feed issues. On the plus side it's some pretty consistent stuff, and the standard deviation was only 7.93 fps for an eight-shot string - again from the 5" barrel.
I'd say it's pretty good ammo for a full sized 1911, and even better for a full sized 45 ACP with a ramped barrel - like say a 24/7 OSS. Reason I say that is because, although performance was poor in the PT145, reliability was excellent. The feed problems I saw in the 1911 I'd never seen with any other ammo, but I shot some more through it this afternoon and it all behaved. But I think the bullet ogive liked the ramped 145 barrel better.
I don't think I'm going to buy anymore of their jhp's since I'd put them in a short barreled pistol. They'd be fine for target shooting, but I can find cheaper ammo that performs just as well for that. I might give their 230 gr fmj's a shot though. The price is right, and for pure target shooting I don't care so much about how fast the projectile is moving.
"The marksman aims primarily at himself"
- Zen saying
I can't speak for the jhp's, just the RN ball-B, for inexpensive target ammo. For my PT745 defensive piece, I use Speer GD short barrel. But for target ammo it's great!