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Last Saturday I took my German P99 9mm to our local police range and decided to try the "problematic" 115 gr. bullets. Many have said that this is a taboo bullet weight in P99s.
To make things more interesting I opted to buy 300 rds. of the aluminum cased Blazer ammo. I remember having some problems (FTF) with Blazer with my USP .45, but since my P99 did so well during my previous range visit I decided to test it. Well folks, after 300 rds. I can honestly say this: pure reliability! The more I shoot this pistol the more I realize how superior it is in design and execution!
 

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Tanks for your post.I've shot Blazer in both my .40 and 9mm p99's with out a hitch.I've only shot 115gr in my 9mm with the exception of some 95 gr Corbon ammo.Hasn't missed a beat.I think these pistols would be great for L.E. departments.
 

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I've been shooting the Winchester white box 115's in my gun since I got it. Probably a little over 600 rounds through the gun now and not a single hiccup. Glad to hear I'm not the only one. Good Luck with yours.
 

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I have well over 4000 rounds thru my P99 Military 9mm.
90% of it has been a mix of Winchester Value-Pack, UMC, Blazer, and Norma, all of it 115gr. fmj.
Zero malfunctions.
 

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Ditto, I've shot 115 almost exclusively, consisting of Speer, Magtech, AmericanEagle and PMC, with a few magazines worth of 'technobullets' like the 147gr Ranger SXTs and Federal EFMJ +P peppered in there for feed and reliability testing.  I'm knocking on the door of 3000 rounds (2905, to be exact), not a SINGLE failure of any kind.

I don't know what they did when they designed this gun, but man... it's enough to make a Glock green with envy!!!
 

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I'm into my second case of CCI's 115gr Blazer with no problems, too. All told I'm likely approaching 3K rounds (CCI Blazer, CCI Speer Gold Dot +P, Winchester white box, Winchester NATO +P, Federal Hydra-Shoks and a handful of dirty reloads) with nothing but smiles. When I started to shoot the +P rounds a few months back, I swithced out the recoil spring assembly for the first time just in case.
 

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I am in total agreement, the P99 has taken everything I've
fed it and on target. I fire mostly Winchester, S&B (a little dirty), some PMP and Firocci.
 

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I've been having great luck with the Winchester .40 S&W 155 gr. Silvertip HP, It's smooth contour and smaller hollow point face offer very reliable feeding, as opposed to some of the more exotic wide mouth hollow points and .40 flat nose.

I wanna try some Remington Gold Saber's but have not had the chance so far.
 
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I've shot mostly 115gr through my P99, including a bit of Blazer and have never had a problem. My P99 has at least 4K through it.
 

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Back when I had my P99 - I shot 3 thru it. ALL 100% CCI Blazer. Nary a problem. Cleanest target 9mm ammo there is, IMHO. I took the slide apart to clean under the extractor and in the striker channel at the 1k mark, and again at 3k. It was very clean already both times, and was really a waste of time...
 

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I agree with Milio.
My favorite bullets are Geco and S&B (both with 124gr) - because they are cheap and I never got problems with them. But if I have to choose I would prefer Geco, because they are not that hot.
 

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Thanks

I read that some people have had problems with hard primers on the S&B. Cabellas was selling Herters Select which are made by S&B. They are beautiful bullets that look to be very well made.
 

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I prefer to shoot S&B ammunition with the red primer sealant when I can find it, since it recoils like my defensive ammunition. I'm assuming it is loaded hotter than most other target ammo by the way it feels when shooting.

The S&B with the green primer sealant shoots fine through my pistols as well, but it feels about as hot (or about as light) as most other target ammo.
 

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This are the Geco:

http://www.waltherforums.com/forum/attachments/p99/4894d1356595226-blazer-115-gr-ammo-p99-p1010600.jpg

I don't know if they are available in the Country where you live, but here in Austria this are (one of) the most popular bullets.
 

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Thanks for all the information, I had never heard of Geco. Has anyone used Magtech or Aguila?
Yep, both go bang just fine. Magtech is a little softer, in my opinion.

Honestly with thousands of rounds of S&B, Magtech, Winchester White Box, Aguila, Federal, factory reloads and home reloads from the local range and friends, I've had exactly zero failures of any kind.
 

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Martin & Milio

Hello Martin,

I have seen three places that had Geco, but they were sold out. Ammo sales have really picked up due to political events so many online sellers are sold out. I had wanted to try Geco as they appear to be excellent from the reviews I have found so far.

Hello Milio,

Thanks for you comments, over the years I have used Federal Champion, Winchester White Box and Remmington UMC for range ammo and I have never had any problems either. Recently I have purchased ammo online and wanted the advice which people were so helpful with.

Thanks to all, Steve
 

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When you purchase the Geco bullets, you should buy them in the red box. The blue packaging is old, and there are differences in the projectiles (different color - the newer one seems to have more amount of copper).

I heared that the old Geco made some problems, and that the new ones are much better. I can't agree that because my P99 "eats" everything... I never had problems with a specific manufacturer or type of ammunition. But just for the case that this are more than just rumors: Take the red box and you can't get wrong.
 
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