9mm Luger 115 Grain FMJ/50 Reviews

9mm Luger 115 Grain FMJ/50

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Federal American Eagle 9mm 115 gr FMJ is good economical bulk target ammo.

Mar 31, 2009 (Updated Feb 2, 2010)
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Pros:A reliable and inexpensive target round.

Cons:As with most ammo of this type, it tends to "shoot dirty."

The Bottom Line: A good choice for cheap target ammo.


The Federal American Eagle 9mm Luger 115 gr FMJ ammunition is one of Federal's entries in the "value priced" segment of the handgun ammunition market.

This ammunition is sold in red boxes and packed 50 rounds to the box. The ammo features reloadable brass cases, boxer primers, and a tapered lead bullet fully enclosed in a copper jacket.

The 115 gr bullet weight is one of the common self defense choices for 9mm ammuniiton. While this full metal jacket round is not appropriate for self defense, it is suitable for practice use. Those shooters who use a 115 JHP for a defensive load can shoot this load knowing the point of aim for this practice round should be very similiar to their defensive load due to the identical bullet weight.

The rounded full metal jacket (FMJ) bullet used in this particular load is ideally shaped for reliable feeding through most semi-automatic pistols. Although this rounded projectile does not tear quite as clean a hole in the target as a flat pointed or "wadcutter" bullet, the holes are still easy enough to see and score.

In all other respects this is typical handgun practice ammuntion. The performance is the same as any other Full Metal Ammo. I have found it to be reliable in use and as accurate as any FMJ in this price range.
The only problem with this load is, like most other inexpensive target loads, it uses a more economical propellent and "shoots dirty." Expect to have to clean more grit and unburned powder out of your pistol after shooting this round.

For the price, this is a good choice for those shooters who want a 9mm 115 gr FMJ practice round. It is directly comparable to the other 115 gr FMJ loads by the other manufacturers and is usually competitive in price.

Here are my other ammunition reviews.

Personal defense ammo for semi-auto pistols:

Winchester Ranger SXT RA9TA 9mm Luger 127 gr +P+ is a top defensive load

Federal C9BP 9x19mm 115 gr JHP is a great standard pressure defensive load

Winchester 9mm Luger 115 gr Silvertip is a good standard pressure load

Winchester .45 ACP JHP's for target shooting or self defense


Personal defense ammo for revolvers:

Speer .38 Special +P 135 gr GD SB - Ammo for snub revolvers

Winchester .38 Special +P 125 gr Silvertips are not for Werewolves

Winchester .38 Special 110 gr Silvertips is a good standard pressure load

Blazer .357 Magnum JHP's for inexpensive target shooting with Magnum Force

Economical target ammo:

9mm
Blazer 9mm pistol ammo: Blaze away with cheap bulk ammo for target practice

Winchester White Box 9mm 115 gr FMJ ammo is good, cheap target ammo

Remington UMC Mega Pak 9mm ammo is good bulk ammo

Blazer Brass 9mm 115 gr FMJ is good, cheap ammo for shooters on a budget

Sellier & Bellot 9mm Luger ammunition - An OK plinking round

Winchester White Box 9mm FMJ ammo is 50 rounds of good, cheap practice ammo

American Eagle 9mm 147gr FMJ FP for target shooting

Winchester Win Clean 9mm bulk ammo for lead free target shooting

American Eagle 9mm 147 gr TMJ ammo reduces the risk of heavy metal poisoning

.45 ACP

Blazer .45 Auto pistol ammo for 1911 pistols or other .45 ACP guns

American Eagle .45 Auto (.45 ACP) for the classic American 1911 pistol

The Winchester .45 ACP 230 gr FMJ load is a good budget ammo choice

Blazer Brass .45 ACP 230 gr ammo is good, inexpensive fodder for semi-auto pistols

American Eagle .45 ACP 230 gr TMJ ammo reduces toxic chemical exposure

9x18mm Makarov

9x18mm Makarov FMJ ammo by American Eagle for the pistol of the Russian Bear

Wolf Military Classic 9x18mm Makarov ammo - Avoid at all costs

.38 Special

American Eagle .38 Special 130 gr FMJ ammo for revolver shooters

American Eagle .38 Special 158 gr LRN: Good cheap ammo for revolver shooters

Winchester .38 Special FMJ Q4171 - You can do better

.22 LR

Winchester Super-X .22 LR target ammo for .22 plinking


Recommend this product? Yes


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