My name is Brandon L. and I am employed as a Patrol Sergeant for the Sheriff’s Office where I live. I am currently assigned to the K-9 Division and also serve as the Firearms Instructor for the Agency. I have been shooting for the past 24 years and started at the age of 5. I began shooting in competitions 4 years ago and found that the factory ammo I was using was lacking what I wanted. Around this time I began reloading to get more out of what I was doing and to get the accuracy I needed. It came down to some factory ammo had to much recoil and caused more delay between follow up shots during rapid fire, and to little recoil that would fail to cycle the action.
Recently I was asked to test some ammunition that had been remanufactured by Precision Ammunition. The ammo was in .45 ACP, 9mm Luger (Parabellum), and .380 ACP. The ammunition didn’t present to be once-fired brass and looked to be new. I then took the ammo out to the range with the chronograph to test it. There was very little deviation to the velocity between rounds in all three calibers. Once I was done with the chronometer testing I shot for accuracy. With the .45 ACP I was able to keep 5 rounds inside a 3 inch group at 25 yards. With the 9mm and .380 ACP The groups were a little larger but I expected that shooting them from short barrel conceal carry weapons. The next testing was done with rapid fire and keeping rounds on target. The 45 shot smooth and I was able to get 5 to 6 rounds a second off and keep them inside the FBI Q target at 7 yards. There was hardly any muzzle flip that you often get with certain factory ammo. The 9mm and 380 ACP I was able to get 3 to 4 rounds off a second and keep them on target, again these two pistols are not used for competition. The final testing done was night shooting. The .45 ACP had very little muzzle flash. It was nearest the lowest I have seen without using a suppressor. The 9mm and 380 had minor flash but with a short barrel this can be expected.
When asked if there was anything that could be done to make the ammo better, “No this is great stuff!” is my response to that. When I was also asked if maybe they could cut back on something, my response to this is “No!”.