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I think Qwiks Draw has some time with it.

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The local range has a box of Brown Bear taped to a sign saying, " Do Not Use This Crap Here" Don't know if the Silver Bear is the same way or not.
 

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Silver Bear ammo I buy by the case in 9mm.,.223, and 9x18 for the Makarov.

The 9mm. ammo goes through the two Ruger 95s, SIG 225, and the Taurus PT111 Mil/pro without a jam or malfunction.

Accuracy groups have been from 2.5- 3 inches in all the pistols at 25 yards.

SilverBear ammo is steel cased with a nickel coating to help with corrosion and function of pistols.

Brown Bear ammo has a zinc coating on the steel case and helps with functioning through the action of the gun.
Golden Bear ammo has another coating for the same reasons.

After many of thousands of rounds through the various firearms no signs of accelerated wear and tear have been noticed.

Several caveats.
Each firearm is a case by case basis. What works well in my PT111, for example might not work in yours. Just like no two autos perform exactly the same the this is also true for guns.

Russian quality control is good, but not always up to U.S. standards. There have been however general satisfaction by us who have used it regularly. There have been some reports( happens with U.S. made ammo,too, as of recently yet) of small batches that did fail. Those were disposed of or recalled and replaced with fresh ammo that works.

They need the rubles and updated their quality control in the last few decades. The U.S. is one of the top three ammo purchasers of Russkie ammo.

Here are some blasts form the past about SilverBear and company.

http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=723.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=899.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=991.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1823.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1251.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2188.0

Starting out with a box or two would be a good idea. Then if things work out well then buy in bulk.

As seen in the links Silver Bear is not used exclusively. There are other brands of practice ammo I use. The bulk of the practice is done with the Russian ammo though.
 

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Have to. It's an obsession so I'm told. LOL

Sometimes it's better to do things this way than to try and rewrite what others have already done.

Silver Bear and it's kin are mentioned numerous times, but bringing out all the stuff would have been overdoing it a bit. And nothing of consequence was in the other threads. LOL
 

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I prefer Barnaul (sp). Wolf is dirty and seems less accurate. Range probably wants you to use brass so then can sell the cases.
 
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