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I don't know if any of you guys have seen the blue plastic 9mm ammo available from thesportsmanguide.com, but I just received 550 rounds of it today and I figured I'd share. It was 550rnds/$30 shipped. I read over on sigforum about how a few guys had setup ghetto backstops in their houses and use the stuff to practice, but after firing a few off today, I think that'd be a little nuts. I took one apart and it appears to be just primer and a plastic bullet, and they claim like 1325fps. When I first shot one I was really suprised how loud it was - just about the same volume I'd expect from a "real" standard pressure 9mm. I havn't gotten to test them at any distance yet, so perhaps I'll post a follow-up next time I go to the range. Also, I'm gonna be careful where I keep them, because I'm thinking it wouldn't be too hard for someone to mistake these things for a pachmayr snap cap 8-O. They don't pack enough punch to blow the slide back, but they're definitely fun and I definitely wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of one. Cool new toy.
 
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