How does the Fiocchi ammo rate? I'm looking at getting some for a .357 magnum due to price. On midwayusa a box of 50 FMJ is only 2 bucks more than the cheapest brand of .38 special FMJ on there. They also have their top quality line of Extrema that has the 158gr Hornaday XTP JHP bullet. Advertised to have the same power and speed of the actual Hornaday brand, but its only $28.99 for a box of 50 compared to the 19.99 for the actual Hornaday box of 25.
I've used Fiocchi ammo on several occassions in .357mag, 9mm, &.40SW. It is very good ammo in my opinion. The first time I tried it was because it was on sale at Natchez.com. I like to shop around for bargains on ammo I use for target practice. I wouldn't hesitate to use it for self defense also. Natchez.com prices are usually lower than Midway. You might want to check them out. I have ordered thousands of rounds from Natchez online and never had any problems.
I use Fiocchi all the time in my .380 for range shooting with no issues. I have used it in .38 Special and 9MM too but mostly in .380's. It works as well as any other target/practice ammo. I have never used their upper end as defense but see no reason it wouldn't work. Buy a few boxes and use it as range ammo first. You don't want to test your defense ammo when defending yourself.
I can only speak to revolvers. Fiocchi is on my first tier of range preferences along with MagTech, Blazer Brass, and Speer Lawman CleanFire (38 special +P only).
Blazer Alum, Winchester, and American Eagle are a close second. Except for home defense rounds, all I have right now in .357 is Blazer Alum on the shelf due to local availability/price. I like to keep range ammo under 30 cents a round ($15/box) and that's getting harder and harder to do where I live.
You are always smaller than anyone or anything that makes you angry.
Yeah the Fiocchi is for a GP100. I stick with cheapo Winchest White box for the semi 9mm. Its only for plinking so idc how incredibly accurate or reliable it is. Now the .357 will be for defense/CC so reliability and accuracy are a must. But hey with as cheap as he Fiocchi is in .357 i could use it to plink and play around with every now and then. especially the Truncated bullet they have.
I just bought 600 rounds of 9mm JHP from them. Good stuff.
The ammo is pretty good, the handgun loads are a tad bit hotter as they arnt loaded to the American SAAMI specs but to the European CIP specs. Its not +p or something like that but you might find it feeling a tad bit more powerful when you shoot the stuff.
TACAV: Griz, if you had to choose between bacon or coffee...
I purchased and used Fiocchi once when I had to have .38 special ammo for a law enforcement service revolver match at our academy about fifteen years ago. The store ran out of what was then all the major brands so I took a chance and I bought several boxes of flat nose FMJ which was the only configuration they had in stock at the time. It shot great and I did pretty well at the match. No complaints. I still have some stored about.
I think that their .22LR Target ammo is outstanding. I carry their ammo in my P-32 Kel-Tec, in my GLOCK 19 and my CZ-83. THey make a great product at an affordable price. Here is an interesting article on Fiocchi, (Fiok-key) Fiocchi Munizioni - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars