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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
Actually, all the FMJ .40’s that I’ve seen have been RNFP; “round nose flat point.”

I have a few thousand rounds of 9mm cast TCFP, and it’s very different from the .40 cal RNFP rounds.
 

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I shoot American Eagle and Lawman 147 flat nose all the time through my Performance Center 9L. Zero problems. I do find the AE shoots even softer than the Lawman.
 

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I shoot American Eagle and Lawman 147 flat nose all the time through my Performance Center 9L. Zero problems. I do find the AE shoots even softer than the Lawman.
I have a 9L, i find the same as well.
 

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Looking into buying a case of 9mm by federal champion aluminum-115gr Fmj it’s about a $16 difference than brass just don’t know if it worth it or not
 

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Your pistol should feed that okay. Mine fed everything. Never had a feed/chambering issue with either FS M&P (9MM and .40).

Some people have said their pistols (not necessarily M&Ps) have feeding/chambering/extraction issues with the aluminum cased ammo.

I have a 200 or 250 round box of that same Federal 115 grain FMJ aluminum cased ammo in the garage but have never shot a round of it yet. I wanted something I could shoot some when I go visit at home in the winter without losing my brass in the snow. I just keep forgetting to take it home with me to try out.

I don't recall shooting factory 115 grain FMJ in my 9MM M&P but the brass cased Federal in the bullet weight/style shoots very well in my CZ pistols.
 

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Looking into buying a case of 9mm by federal champion aluminum-115gr Fmj it’s about a $16 difference than brass just don’t know if it worth it or not
Keep in mind that if you shoot at indoor ranges some of them do not allow aluminum or steel cased ammo.
If that isn't an issue you should be good. It feeds in everything I've fired it in.
 

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Keep in mind that heavier, slower 147 grain ammo will hit higher on the target. Heavier and slower loads will give the gun more time to rise before the bullet leaves the barrel. Lighter, faster ammo will leave the barrel sooner, so the pistol has less time to rise, and the bullets will hit lower.

I had a bit of 124 grain on hand when I got my 5 inch 9mm, and the 124 hit about 2 1/2" above where I was aiming (25 yards). 147 grain loads would hit even higher.
I bought some 115 grain ammo last week, and it hits dead on to the sights.

Unless you are willing to play around with different height front sights, you might want to shoot a few boxes of each weight to see impact height before you order a bunch of ammo online.
 

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Living in a socialist state online purchases are not a option because of my zip code (tax issues 6.25%) and big chains are getting out of the firearms business, any good deals from a local store don't last long. buying a box of this and that is easy said than done here, with so many choices available out there , so i do my homework the best i can and drive 2hrs to a free state and buy in bulk .your post about bullet weight help me find gundata.org hopefully it helps. All input is greatly appreciated. thanks
 
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