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Old 08-01-2020, 09:36 AM
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Underwood ammo will not feed in most of my guns. They all have at least 500 rounds of other types of ammo through them with no problems. It jambs open the slides almost every time. The feed ramps has been polished with no relief of the problem. Same problem with four different calibers. I purchased the ammo direct from Underwood and they will not honor my problem, just full of excuses. I would never trust Underwood ammo in a life threatening situation.

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Old 08-01-2020, 09:51 AM
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This is posted in the incorrect forum.

Your first post is a complaint?

I personally have never had a problem with Underwood ammo. I have a Sig P250sc .40 S&W on me now loaded with Underwood 200 grain hard cast ammo.
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Old 08-01-2020, 10:23 AM
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I used it in a 50 Beowulf and it did not do well
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Old 08-01-2020, 10:44 AM
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Underwood makes some of the best ammo on the market, especially their magnum stuff and their 10mm stuff.

I've never had an issue. Always top quality.
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Old 08-02-2020, 08:36 AM
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What caliber? 10mm?

Underwood loads its 10mm hot. Hotter than most other 10mm unless you reload or buy from Buffalo Bore. About the 150-200 fps faster than what the original Norma ammo actually delivered and even a little faster than Norma's original marketing numbers. I suspect it is actually +P in a caliber without a +P spec.

This is great if you are looking for something strong to carry in the woods and your gun works well with it. But quite a few people need to put stronger springs in their guns and magazines or make other changes before it works well for them.

I tried some Underwood 147 grain +P with coated hard cast bullets in my Glock 43 which has been 100% reliable with all other types of factory ammo and got a feed jam once every magazine or two. The combination of the increased slide velocity and bullet shape didn't agree with that gun. Cast bullets in a stock Glock barrel are not recommended but a small amount of coated hard cast ones should not be a problem according to Buffalo Bore and Underwood.

Underwood does make high quality ammunition but test it to make sure it works in your gun before you rely on it. I carry Underwood ammo in my S&W 69 revolver on the rare occasions I carry it in the woods and it shoots great.
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It would be most helpful if the OP would return and let us know which caliber(s) and which firearms are at issue.
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Old 08-03-2020, 04:00 PM
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I'm curious too. My limited experience with underwood has been in 10mm with a Glock G40. No hiccups so far and seems to be good stuff.
Both Buffalo Bore and Garrett, along with Underwood seem to be premium stuff, which you pay for.
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I shoot the .45 ACP out of a 625 or 325TR so no problems, but it is hot and it does impart a thump to the hand.
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I bought Buffalo Bore one time. I no longer buy boutique ammo.
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My H&K VP9 eats Underwood 9mm 147 grn +P+ Gold-Dot type 100% and is my carry and duty ammo.

147 Grn Bullet at 1175 FPS is .357Sig territory. I am a fan of 357 sig but can't carry it on duty at security job, only .38 Spl revolver with 3, 4, 5, or 6in barrel (no 357 Mag chambered guns) or 9mm Parabellum autos with 3.5 to 5in barrels and be DA/SA, DAO, or striker fired.
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My H&K VP9 eats Underwood 9mm 147 grn +P+ Gold-Dot type 100% and is my carry and duty ammo.

147 Grn Bullet at 1175 FPS is .357Sig territory. I am a fan of 357 sig but can't carry it on duty at security job, only .38 Spl revolver with 3, 4, 5, or 6in barrel (no 357 Mag chambered guns) or 9mm Parabellum autos with 3.5 to 5in barrels and be DA/SA, DAO, or striker fired.
Not to hijack but do you carry as EMT and security? Your carry requirements seem a little odd to me.
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Armed security and reserve PD.

I wasn't allowed as a paramedic to carry concealed on duty, but most of us did due to location. (West and SW B'ham)

ETA: Security job is a county position and training, quals, and policy is set by the Sheriff's Department Training staff.

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Underwood ammo will not feed in most of my guns. They all have at least 500 rounds of other types of ammo through them with no problems. It jambs open the slides almost every time. The feed ramps has been polished with no relief of the problem. Same problem with four different calibers. I purchased the ammo direct from Underwood and they will not honor my problem, just full of excuses. I would never trust Underwood ammo in a life threatening situation.
I'm skeptical of this post for a number of reasons.
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I'm skeptical of this post for a number of reasons.

I guess we wait and see, but I am also becoming skeptical.
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Person has one whole post and it is this one.
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Person has one whole post and it is this one.
And it is a bashing of a manufacturer with no real details.
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