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Old March 18th, 2013, 06:23 PM   #16
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I wonder why it is marketed under Independence?



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Old March 18th, 2013, 06:38 PM   #17
 
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I've shot a couple hundred boxes of the Independence 40sw FMJ. Stamps said Blazer, looked felt and tasted like Blazer...ok, so I didn't really taste it.

Dirty but no dirtier than WWB is, atleast from what I've shot.

I know you said its for a SA revolver, but just to put it out there, cycled fine, shot fine, just as accurate as WWB IMO. All brass looked fine after picking it up.

Independence, Blazer, CCI, Federal, its all owned by ATK. I've never had a bad experience with any of them.
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I've used it in my S&W Shield 9mm. It was fine. I would buy it again if I found some at a decent price.
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"ATK has many branches of operations. Their ATK Armament Systems branch manufactures some of the best known ammunition brands through their commercial products and programs including Federal, CCI, Speer, and Outers. ATK Ammunition is the largest manufacturer of ammunition in the world! Besides manufacturing ammunition for hunters and shooters, ATK also is the main ammunition supplier for the homeland security and police officers. ATK Ammo has a huge production capacity and is responsible for running two major ammo production plants by the name of the Radford Army Ammunition Plant and the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant."

"Where ATK Ammo Is Manufactured:
ATK Ammo is manufactured in the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Missouri and in the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Radford, Virginia. The plants are capable of producing over 1.5 billion rounds of small caliber ammunition every year!"
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I've shot a couple hundred boxes of the Independence 40sw FMJ. Stamps said Blazer, looked felt and tasted like Blazer...ok, so I didn't really taste it.

Dirty but no dirtier than WWB is, atleast from what I've shot.

I know you said its for a SA revolver, but just to put it out there, cycled fine, shot fine, just as accurate as WWB IMO. All brass looked fine after picking it up.

Independence, Blazer, CCI, Federal, its all owned by ATK. I've never had a bad experience with any of them.
Even though this is for a SA it is good to hear about other calibers for semis. My question was more about the brand than anything else. thanks
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"There seems to be some confusion as to who owns the Independence line of ammunition and where it is manufactured. Though this explanation may also be confusing, it should clear everything up. So pay attention."

"The Independence line of ammunition is distributed by Cascade Cartridge, Inc., otherwise known as CCI. CCI is headquartered in Lewiston, Idaho, which explains the appearance of the location on every box of Independence ammunition. What you may not know, however, is that CCI is actually a subsidiary of Alliant Techsystems, the same corporation that owns the Federal Cartridge Company and several other high-profile ammunition manufacturers. Alliant Techsystems also happens to hold the contract for operating the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) in Independence, Missouri – a government-owned, contractor-operated munitions facility that was originally established in 1941 for the manufacture and testing of small arms ammunition for the United States Army. It is there that Independence ammunition is manufactured. So you can rest assured that, as the box claims, Independence is manufactured in the United States."

"That said each box of Independence 9mm Luger ammunition contains 50 non-corrosive, brass-cased cartridges. Each cartridge contains a 115gr full metal jacket bullet, which provides for increased muzzle velocities. These cartridges have been observed to travel at speeds in excess of 1,000 fps. All Independence ammunition is manufactured using fully-reloadable, newly-manufactured brass cases as well as non-corrosive primers."

"Independence 9mm Luger ammunition is priced economically with the recreational shooter in mind. This provides for hours of shooting at a low price. Consider Independence ammunition for:"

- Target shooting

- Recreational shooting

- Reloading

- Much more…

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Thanks rocknky. This all makes sense to me.
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Thanks rocknky. This all makes sense to me.
Your welcome 303. I enjoy researching.
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used it in .357, never had any problems
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