Part One listed above, I cover the stuff I had on hand at the time, and with limited shooting exposure. Lots of the shooting was done at a range about 20 miles away, and some at home. The new data includes shooting at the new local indoor range, and shooting with 3 different weapons. The original article was all based on shooting a G20C but with 2 different barrels. The original "compensated" 4.6" barrel and a Lone Wolf 6.6" barrel. The 6.6 actually was easier to handle than the 4.6 comp barrel, less muzzle rise and an easier to manage recoil impulse (more evenly dispersed). The new lineup includes:
1. G21, LWD long slide, Seattle Slug Plug, same 6.6" barrel
2. Sig Sauer P220 "LEGION" handgun
3. Kriss-Vector 10mm "pistol", 6.5" barrel, with removable Silencerco "can" (suppressor)
The only new ammunition are 2 items, and some listed in the prior article:
- ARMSCOR 180gr FMJ
- FREEDOM MUNITIONS 180gr FMJ
First, the Armscor… This is the "range ammo" which is about as cheap as it gets, but still of a reasonable quality to be sold for range fodder. Nothing to write home about, and I am also finding conflicting ballistics. Here is the current tepid specs, direct from Armscor:
1,008 fps (1150fps old spec)
Velocity at 100yds
This is like vanilla 40 S&W ballistics, and I am thinking it's where the Self Defense ammo performs best. Hollow Points have a fairly narrow range where they work best, too slow and they will not open up. Too fast, the bullets "FRAG" or come apart in the "target", or fail to penetrate deeply enough, or both. Most manufacturers want to market an exact ballistic duplicate of their hollow points, so they can offer a cheaper "practice round". They seem to have reduced the overall ballistics for some reason, I'm not sure which velocity we had but I will not be buying ARMSCOR. Might as well be shooting the "40 Slow and Weak" as it's been called 😂🤣🤣
Which brings me to the Freedom Munitions.
Round Nose Flat Point (RNFP)
General Purpose (target)
The real attraction here is the PRICE and CONSISTENCY. These were perhaps the most "precise" 10mm rounds of all that we tested, and they were also the least expensive. FREEDOM's Remanufactured 10mm comes in at just under 30 cents per round, (29.6) and the New rounds are 33 cents each. Plus, the "precision" or repeatability on this ammo was very good. Many dedicated target competition shooters use a lighter powder charge because it is easier to get it exact and repeatable than a hot load. Also saves them money on powder. But this far exceeds most factory ammo in any brand, even the higher cost ammunitions we tested in the first article. My son used this to sight in the Kriss-Vector and said it was excellent. Even better than the Sig Elite on this trip! Mind you, the Sig Elite is a lot more power, and does quite well. But the Sig ammo is also about $10+ PER BOX more than the Freedom. I think we have found our new favorite "plinking ammo" for the 10mm and will be checking out the Freedom Munitions for their other offerings!