|August 23rd, 2016, 04:15 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2008
I bought a 5inch pro series, lately when trying to find 147 gr all I see is these flat tips. all imfo welcome, I would hate to buy say 500 rds and have feeding problems
|August 23rd, 2016, 04:29 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2014
Its called "truncated cone" and is what you will find, overwhelmingly, with .40sw range/target ammo. Has never caused any issues with my S&W 40. If it does a little feed ramp polish, or a lot of shooting, will take care of it.
|August 23rd, 2016, 05:05 PM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2015
I don't know which flat tips your talking about but are they flatter than say a HP? because I haven't had any issues feeding any defense ammo
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|August 23rd, 2016, 09:10 PM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2006
The tapered flat point ammo you see quite often these days feeds fine in most pistols, and in general the M&P series will digest almost anything. I've never seen truncated cone bullets in anything but reloads, the TC bullet shape is pretty pointed, the commercially loaded ammo is usually loaded with flat point bullets, not quite as pointy as the TC bullets.
To me, the truncated cone bullet is like the one shown below with the small flat area, IMHO the larger flat points I call tapered flat points, but others might have a different opinion. Almost all of it feeds just fine in most pistols.
|August 24th, 2016, 02:51 PM||#5|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Northen VA
If what you really want is ball ammo, Freedom Munitions carries both new and re-manufactured and the prices are not bad.
|August 26th, 2016, 03:09 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jan 2013
I have had no issues feeding 124 FP or 147 FP in 9mm or .40 180RNFP bullets in either of my 5" Pro series pistols.
FWIW, Just my experiences.
|August 26th, 2016, 08:39 PM||#7|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Weeki Wachee, FL
They feed well, and are very accurate.
|August 26th, 2016, 09:25 PM||#8|
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Central Maine
Yup, they should feed as well as ball does. That bullet shape is actually my preferred bullet shape when I can get it in the right bullet weight. It punches a different hole on an unpasted target and helps to prevent reshoots. I don't like reshoots.