If you want to get skilled at shooting and test out the reliability of your gun, heading down to the firing range (or, at least, an isolated spot in the country where discharging your firearm is legal) is essential. It’s been my experience that a fair number of semiautomatic pistols need to be broken in by firing around 100 rounds through them. The failure to properly break in a pistol could, after all, leave you vulnerable at just the wrong time if your self-defense weapon jams on you.
Ah, but all that breaking in and practice can get expensive. The trick, then, is to find some good range ammunition — ammo that fires reliably but doesn’t cost a whole lot of money. It
can be tempting to purchase the cheapest junk out there, which is usually steel-cased ammo made by off-brand companies. The problem with that ammo is that steel casings don’t feed as smoothly and reliably as brass ones and all of that steel-cased ammo tends to leave your gun very dirty.
So, you need something reliable that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. That’s where Remington UMC comes in. While I’m writing specifically about 9mm Luger in this review, it’s worth mentioning that Remington UMC comes in all sorts of pistol and rifle calibers. It’s as common as sin, too, so finding this stuff is easy.
So, how much does Remington UMC cost? How about $10 or thereabouts for 50 9mm Luger shells. That’s a great price, and the bang for the buck (pun intended) here is impressive. The Remington UMC ammo in 9mm Luger is brass-cased, full metal jacket (FMJ) stuff that fires reliably. That is important because ammo that is this reliable is meant to be fired in bulk so that you can practice as much as necessary and make sure your pistol is firing properly.
Naturally, you wouldn’t want to necessarily use this stuff for self-defense ammo as hollow points are more appropriate for that use. The thing about FMJ ammo is that is merrily plows through walls and other barriers. In a home invasion scenario, that means you might miss the intruder, fire through a wall and kill a family member. Hollow points,