Yep. But I've had issues with other ammo as well. I've had six or so FTF in 700 or less rounds and four of them were with Blazer Brass. Certainly can't blame it on the ammo alone though, so take this with a grain of salt.
While not shot in an M&P, I have shot about 1800 rds. of it during a training class using various 1911's. I had many problems with rounds, either being too short to feed (straight from the factory box) and shortening by pushing the bullet farther into the case when hitting the feed ramp due too light of taper crimp. The instructor ragged on me every time I had a failure to feed. On the plus side, it did give me plenty of practice clearing jams. :wink:
I just found it rather odd, Blazer Brass functions fine in my Sigs and Glocks but rather chokes in my MP45. I'm going to shoot a few more hundred rounds through the gun before trying Blazer Brass again since this is more likely a wear-in issue. As previously stated, I had a similar issue with MP9 and WWB during the first few hundred rounds. I used different ammo for five hundred rounds and finally went back to WWB. Now, my MP9 shoots WWB on a regular basis without issue.
I believe that some of the issues regarding ammunition sensitivity is the internal coating on the locking block - once it wears away (or wears in) everything functions fine.
Out of the first box I bought, I had 9 failures to feed due ti the bullet shoving back in the case, resulting in a round too short to feed properly. This was in my Kimber. I figured maybe this box was from a bad lot, and bought another one. Failure to feed second round out of the box. Bullet shoved back into case. The cases aren't sized tight enough.
I'm happy for you guys that haven't had any problems with them. I'll stick to WWB or American Eagle.
In my 1911 1,400 rounds blazer no problem, but then again I hand fit this gun myself and I bet it could load a rock if you could get one to stay in the magazine!!HAHA
My M&P 40 all blazers 2,500 rounds, no issues at all!!! then again it's a 40 and i have only had one gun in 40 cal to give me loading issues.
my fathers M&P 9 1200 rounds, all blazers no issues!!
My M&P 45 150 blazers a ton of FTF, but on the other hand changed to WWB and no issues at all!! matter of fact, i find it is super smooth at feeding WWB.
Some other guns I have owned have been like this before (picky on the ammo they like). However, I find after shooting them some, the issues go away.
For example, I had a Styer that shot every type of ammo under the sun, but just didn't like blazers and sometime would jam up and set back the bullets in there case. Good thing they jammed the gun up because its never a good thing to shoot 40's that has a bullet seated to deep in a case( it causes a spike in pressure)
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