Steve from BulkAmmo.com contacted me a while back, & asked if I’d be interested in testing one of his products. Free ammo, I’m in!
He inquired as to the type I’d like, & I suggested 9mm, as I have the most guns in that caliber. Thinking I’d get a box of FMJ, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a box of Fiocchi JHP in my requested weight of 124gr. The HP is reminiscent of the Hornady XTP bullet design:
First, the chronograph.
This ammo is advertised to reach 1180 fps, but I couldn’t get that speed out of three pistols.
Glock 17- 4.5" bbl
1135 hi, 1108 low, 1119 ave, std dev 10
Ruger P85- 4.5" bbl
1112 hi, 1067 low, 1085 ave, std dev 18
TZ75- 4.7" bbl
1118 hi, 1084 low, 1096 ave, std dev 13
The ammo felt strong, & the low SD is a good indicator of consistency.
Shooting was done offhand at 10 (+/-) yards.
The Glock clearly liked this ammo; POA was dead center, & I'm pretty sure that flyer was my fault.
The Ruger wasn't quite as happy as the Glock, but acceptable given that I hadn't shot that pistol in over a year.
I didn't record the TZ on paper, as the accuracy of the pistol was lousy; I suspect the sights are way off the mark.
Just for grins, I was going to try the ammo in my old Luger pistol, but, of course, the side plate trigger linkage got all wonky & refused to cooperate- Murphy reigns.
I liked this ammo; it's JHP design is of a proven style for self defense, while the price point allows you to practice with the same ammo you would use in daily carry. I had no stoppages/malfunctions throughout the test in any of the guns.
Give this ammo a shot (!) in your piece.