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Old August 23rd, 2016, 03:15 PM   #1
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9mm amo

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
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Old August 23rd, 2016, 03:29 PM   #2
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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.
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Old August 23rd, 2016, 04:05 PM   #3
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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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Old August 23rd, 2016, 08:10 PM   #4
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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.
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If what you really want is ball ammo, Freedom Munitions carries both new and re-manufactured and the prices are not bad.
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Old August 26th, 2016, 02:09 PM   #6
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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.

Good Luck....
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Old August 26th, 2016, 07:39 PM   #7
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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.
I'v been loading cast 122gr Truncated Cone Flat Point bullets in 9mm for several years.

They feed well, and are very accurate.
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Old August 26th, 2016, 08:25 PM   #8
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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.
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