This is a training round at heart, with a full metal jacket bullet that forgoes more damaging terminal performance in favor of affordability, smooth feeding, and limited barrel fouling. The bullet is cleanly seated on the rim of a new brass casing, one which is drawn to exacting dimensions to support unimpaired feeding and extraction and is strong enough to endure repeated reloadings. The modern round’s non-corrosive primer and clean burning propellant take good care of the pistol they’re ignited in.
You won’t find UMC’s brand on a great variety of cartridges, but therein lies their value: By focusing on producing a select range of popular loads, UMC is better able to focus on delivering what shooters want without jacking up their price tags.
Posted On: 2/8/2012 By: Danny Kludt