Thursday, August 14, 2014

Gratuitous Gun Pr0n #105...

...or "Some Settling Of Contents May Occur During Shipment."

Above you see pictured my trusty little Smith 432PD, with CTC Lasergrips and an action job by Denny Reichard out at Sand Burr Gun Ranch.

The Georgia Arms ammunition, which boasts an "FPS:1100" velocity claim on the label, actually averaged 877.5 fps for a ten-shot string out of the little snubbie. Still, 877 feet per second is keeping up with .380 loads, and with a heavier bullet with better sectional density.

More to come on the 432 versus the BG380...
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10 comments:

Joseph said...

When did you buy that ammo? 1974? LOL

They are asking $23 for a bag of that ammo now. Seems like so long ago when you could buy 50rds of ammo for less than the price of a PMag.

Sabre22 said...

Nice to see a 32 magnum. I have a 632 Smith & Wesson and love it have to get the Laser-grips for it though. I had to get 32 H&R when I could not get 327 ammo.

Anonymous said...

Wait! All the time I've been following this blog I thought you only shot bargain bin mall ninja wannabe tupperware like the S&W autos.

Now we have stainless N frames, 1911's, a 32 H&R!

Anonymous said...

Some of the worst ammo I've purchased has been GA. From rounds that don't fire after multiple strikes to terrible leading in guns that have never leaded with non-jacketed rounds to blatant lies regarding velocity claims. I don't know why anyone buys their stuff.

Chris

Peter said...

That's one thing I like about Buffalo Bore ammo: they test it in real-world firearms and verify the claimed velocity on the range. When BB says that their "Heavy .38 Special +P" loads rate 1,000 fps out of a 2" barrel snubby revolver, they mean it and you can verify it out of your own firearm.

I wish other firearm manufacturers were as specific and as trustworthy.

Cormac said...

Could it possibly hit 1100 from a rifle?

newrebeluniv said...

I also just wanted to comment on the GA ammo. I bought a bunch of their 5.56mm ammo that has such a wide dispersion I refer to them as "noisemakers" and only issue them to visitors to use (which makes my shooting look better).

They sell at the gun shows here in Virginia.

Les Jones said...

I always thought that a good definition of inaccurate guns or ammo would be "Only useful as a random number generator when fired at a B9 target."

DaveFla said...

I've given GA a bunch business, always keeping in mind that they're the low bidder... and really far too busy these last few years.

Tam said...

Joseph,

"When did you buy that ammo? 1974? LOL"

Probably '06 or '07. When I lived in Georgia and Tennessee, I made a point of buying something from the GA table at every show.

It would appear that their quality had declined since then, given the anecdotes on the web.