Posted On: 8/9/13
A: A majority of the Blazer line of pistol ammunition in 40 S&W are usually loaded with their TMJ bullet. However, CCI, the owners of the Blazer line have continued to stamp their boxes with FMJ on the side. This allows them to load with the traditional FMJ if they decide to do so based on resources available in the market. While we do not have the resources to check the lots for the bullets they are using per each lot (bullet pulling would be required), chances are they will include a TMJ.
The FMJ version of Winchester Ranger in this caliber does offer a reduced lead product including a lead free primer.
Posted On: 10/3/11
A: Aluminum cases are slightly lighter and sometimes offer more economical shooting when compared to brass cases. Unlike brass, they are not reloadable.
Posted On: 9/28/11
A: TMJ stands for "Total Metal Jacket." Whereas FMJ or "Full Metal Jacket" has a copper jacket covering the nose and sides of the bullet and an exposed lead core at the base (not visible when looking at the cartridge, for it is inside the case), TMJ completely covers the lead core with copper. The primary advantage of this is reducing shooter and bystander exposure to lead, especially when engaged in high volume shooting at an indoor range.
Posted On: 9/27/11
A: Total metal jacket (TMJ) ammunition features a copper jacket around the entire lead core. Full metal jacket (FMJ) ammunition normally exposes the lead core at the base of the projectile, which is not visible when seated in the case, but has led some indoor shooting ranges to allow only TMJ type projectiles in their facilities.