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I shot some of the Prvi Partisan stuff Saturday, it was better ammo than the WWB stuff I had along. I have reloaded PMC brass, but never had any of the ammo, haven't heard anything bad about them and their brass is good.
 
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I've shot PMC 9 and 40 in the past with no issues and the brass is mixed with my reloads FWIW!
 
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I shot PMC in .380 it was the best out of all the .380 ammo I tried.
 
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You are lucky to find any brand in .45.
 
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Well, I know it's hard to believe, but I already went through 500 rounds of this ammo.....without even receiving it yet. My son called right after I made the original post to tell me this was in stock and wanted to know if I would split a case with him. I told him I had just ordered it and that was my intentions all along..not really but made him feel well (I don't think he gets on this forum).

I agree with the comment about finding any .45 ammo is a good thing any more. This will help hold me for awhile I hope!!!
 

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I have shot a lot of PMC in 9mm, .45ACP, and .223. Out of all of it I had 1, 9mm round with a dud primer.
You make it sound pretty promising. I guess since my son is taking half of it, I either have better than a 50/50 chance it will be great. Or that my cost of ammo just doubled in cost....think about it.
 

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You make it sound pretty promising. I guess since my son is taking half of it, I either have better than a 50/50 chance it will be great. Or that my cost of ammo just doubled in cost....think about it.
I would be surprised if you have any issues with it. Combining the 3 calibers I have used several thousand rounds with the one mentioned failure.
 

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The PMC Ammo I've used has been in 380, 9mm and 45 ACP. I currently reload the 9 and 45. The primer pockets are average, not too loose, not too tight using Rem or CCI primers. It's a good general purpose/plinking round.
 
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You are lucky to find any brand in .45.
Heck, I'm collecting and sitting on 45 brass because I intend to BUY a 45 this year. I have to decide if it is to expand my carry guns (a Glock 30) or to jump classes in competition by getting a 1911—TWO, I'll be buying two 45s this year, one for carry, one for competition and one for high-cap fun at the range—THREE! In 2013 I'll be buying three...*later* ...among the 45s that I will be purchasing in the coming year will be such diverse weaponry as....
 
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I had bought two 50 round boxes of PMC 40 just before Christmas for my SIL. Couldn't get either box to run right. Upon inspection we found that neither box had been crimped properly. Rounds would not correctly chamber. Landed up running them thru the press with a factory crimp die. Ran fine after that.
 

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I have shot PMC 38's, 357's, and 45ACP's and had no issues with them. YMMV depending upon your pistol.
 

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I picked up a 1/2 case several years ago in .45acp. Only shot several boxes so far but they work well in my 1911's.
 

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If you break that price down, it's right at where Walmart normally sells Federal Champion 230 gr. .45 ACP. Overall, I think you did pretty well for factory loads at this point in time.
 

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The "PMC" acronym has stood for a number of names over the last few decades. Needless to say the Rapid City, Iowa company is now owned and operated by Poongsan out of Soul, Korea.

They have been making quality ammo for the military and civilian market for over 40 years.

It's good stuff that's served me well on the range.

ENJOY!
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Like others have said, "Any ammo beats throwing rocks!"

On the serious side, one commonality in all the threads for the last 6 years I have been on forums, most everyone likes to shy away from the Winchester White Box ammo in .22 rim fire, unless they are shooting something besides a semi-auto, and the same thing for center-fire. I have no problem with .38 special or any of the center-fire rimmed cartridges.

My perception of the PMC is that it is a superior cartridge to the WWB for semi-autos and probably equal to Fiocchi or S & B and a step above Aguila.

I have a fair amount of PMC in my larder.

When ammo is plentiful, you have your preferred brands that you buy. Those are the ones that have proven to feed well and have a very high expectation of consistency in powder charge, reliability of detonating, and a reasonable degree of accuracy for the firearm it is fired in.

As we get into ammo situations like we are in now and have been in before (this is officially the worst, I'm the official who is declaring this as official), we do look to alternative brands and manufacturers just to have ammo. If you are an ammo snob, you either have a warehouse full of ammo, or you learn to buy what you can get at a reasonable price for the time period you are in.

This is my third Rodeo, so I haven't been all that concerned for myself and my needs, but if I see a "buy" on anything, and I have the money to invest, I will...even if it is Wolfe, Tula, Brown Bear or Hotshot.

I wish 10 days ago I had been able to buy 10 boxes of Federal Champion 525 count boxes for $24.95 each, they are up to $40 now and people are buying them if they can find them. I expect a 50 pack of long rifle to be going at $5. Gather good values on ammo when you are able to.

My ammo larder is tiered in self defense, target and SHTF ammo as to my preferences I.

If during lean times, I do go shoot, I will use up my bottom tier ammo if just plinking or target shooting as I don't want to deplete my better stuff. If a friend has no ammo and wants to go shoot some, I'll sell him some of my lower tiered ammo, and he will be happy to get it.

Premium defensive loads are still available at a price, if a friend wants some of those, he can go buy them, but if they ever became hard to find, I would only sell a friend enough to fill his revolver or 10 rounds max.

Assuming we do see an easing of this gun and ammo situation (we certainly hope so), then you can start selling off or trading your lower tier stuff and replacing with your preferred stuff.

Right now, I'm not predicting this situation will go away as the moon, stars and planets are all aligned for bad karma, and one more mass shooting will be a pretty long nail.

To an outsider looking in, it must look like the United States is getting ready for war with itself, and even to a few insiders like us. If all the frenzy buying stopped today, and we were back to times like a year ago, it would take a full year to get the shelves and warehouses restocked if it would happen that soon. We have added so many new shooters in the past 6 years and in the last two, that becomes a factor. I have a "buy" on for ammo in my investment portfolio. With the reasons listed, and also nearly certain ammo tax to come, investing in ammo is a no brainer.
 

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Ordered on the 21st of January and delivered on the 24th of January, I'd say SGA is staying on top of things with their shipping. From the looks of it, it appears to be pretty decent quality...well at least it bright and shines well.

Thanks all the imput and of course a big Thanks to LSJake, a weath of information. You are correct, when days were good, I had my prefered choice. But now, I will take what I can get.
 
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