Remington UMC 9mm Value Pack: Made in USA
Jul 11, 2009 (Updated Jul 11, 2009)
Review by George Chabot
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros:Economical, Accurate, Made in USA, Decent Quality
The Bottom Line: Good quality practice ammo that is made in the USA and reasonably priced. Highly recommended.
Remington UMC 9mm Value Pack
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Remington is an American brand that has been marketed since 1816 and is probably the most familiar firearms brand in the country, although Winchester is a close rival. Either of these two companies, along with Federal Cartridge Co produce most of the ammunition consumed in America ranging from highly precision target ammunition that is used in national match shooting; hunting ammunition for all types of game; target ammunition for the many and various shooting sports; and self defense ammunition for reliable hard hitting protection.
Self defense is a priority among Americans and many have firearms to protect their home and hearth and quite a number have begun carrying concealed weapons due to the recognition of the citizen's right to bear arms combined with some court decisions indicating that police did not have a duty to protect the individual. About 40 of the 50 US states currently have concealed carry for the individual so it is available and if it is not in your state, contact your legislators and ask them "why not?" It's your right, should you wish to exercise it and legislators and courts are supposed to be public servants, not dictators.
The rise in interest in personal protection has contributed to an enlarged interest in learning to shoot well and this has led to increased sales of handguns and ammunition. Rather than shooting expensive first quality ammunition, shooters demanded more popularly priced ammo for their practice sessions and the three manufacturers responded with budget lines of ammunition like the Remington UMC 9mm here.
The Remington UMC 9mm ammunition here is a bulk packed in a large 250 round carton. Winchester and Federal have similar bulk packs and any one of them will certainly work for familiarization and target practice with your weapon of choice. The cases are brass and boxer primed, so they are reloadable if you are a reloader. That is another thing to look into if you like to shoot.
UMC is the former Union Metallic Cartridge Co now a subsidiary of Remington that still is recognized even though it does not produce separate products but for internal use of Remington. Kind of like Fisher Body as part of GM. You know it's there but it's included in the car not separately available. Same with cartridges; The cases are from UMC but the overall brand of the ammunition is Remington.
The 9mm Luger ammo available here is standard 115 grain FMJ bullets loaded at standard velocity for 9mm Luger which is 1,190 feet per second. The ammunition shoots to point of aim in my Luger and in my Glock 19 as well as my SIG 226. This ammo is more than satisfactory for learning to shoot or to keep your shooting up to speed, so I highly recommend it.
Shooting is always quality time for me and when I've completed my range time I leisurely clean my firearms and preserve them for the next time. This cheaper bulk ammo tends to leave a little more powder residue so you'll probably notice that but it cleans right up with solvent or CLP and some soft rags. I find this work therapeutic so it not only helps the equipment but it is good for the mental health, too.
When shooting, always wear ear protection and obey the four rules.
o All guns are loaded.
o Never point a gun at something you do not wish to destroy.
o Be sure of your back stop. Guns shoot through things.
o Keep your finger off the trigger till your sights are on the target.
And, remember to have fun!
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