Blazer Brass 380 Review: Is Blazer Brass Worth It?
So you found some CCI Blazer Brass 380 ammo at Ammo.com at an unbeatable price, but is it a round you can trust?
In this Blazer Brass 380 review, we'll discuss the pros and cons of this ammunition to help you decide if it's right for you. After you finish reading this article, you'll be armed with all the knowledge you need to determine how well this ammo performs in your favorite 380 Auto Glock pistol.
Let's begin with a quick overview of these rounds.
Blazer Brass is produced by CCI, an ammunition manufacturer with a well-regarded reputation amongst shooters.
They make high-quality rimfire, rifle, and handgun ammunition for target shooting, competition, and self-defense.
The Blazer Brass 380 Auto ammo line is primarily for target practice because it's regularly found with a full metal jacket (FMJ) bullet.
CCI Blazer Brass is brass-cased handgun ammo that can be found at a good price. It's comparable to Federal American Eagle ammo, which makes sense because the same company, ATK, owns them.
Speer, a favorite of many law enforcement officers, is produced at the same manufacturing plant in Lewiston, Idaho, as Blazer Brass, which gives me confidence because if it's good enough for law enforcement to train with it, then it'll be good enough for me to practice with it.
The 380 is a favorite of many concealed carriers because the pistols are compact, lightweight, and the round has less recoil than a 9mm Luger.
Typical .380 Auto ammo features an 85-95 grain (gr) bullet in a rimless, straight-walled case equipped with low-pressure primers.
Blazer Brass 380 Auto ammunition takes all the benefits of the .380 ACP and packages them with high-quality components, such as reloadable brass cases, clean-burning propellants, and solid bullets to create excellent range ammo.
But is it right for you?
It's not the cheapest ammo on the market, but it's not the most expensive either, so let's continue to figure out if you should grab some Blazer Brass 380 ammo.
When I was tasked to write a review for Blazer Brass 380, I must admit I wasn't as excited as some of the others because I'm not a huge 380 Auto fan (I'll stick with my 9mm and 45 ACP).
However, my wife kindly reminded me that life isn't always about me, and she loves her .380 ACP. So, this little scolding was more than enough convincing than I needed to write this Blazer Brass ammo review.
The truth is, I wouldn't hesitate to load some Blazer Brass Ammunition into my wife's .380 ACP and take it to the gun range for the afternoon because it's great ammo at a great price.
CCI Blazer Brass produces large quantities of this ammo, making accessibility very high for the average shooter. It's non-corrosive ammunition made in the USA and rarely causes a malfunction, whether you're shooting a Glock, Ruger, Kimber, or Springfield.
Blazer brass 380 ammunition is best for target practice. This centerfire ammo is reliable, rarely jams, and is affordable. It's great for ringing steel or punching holes in the paper because the 95-grain full metal jacket is accurate and has comparable results to a hollow-point bullet.
It has a muzzle velocity of 945 fps, a muzzle energy of 188 ft/lbs, and a maximum SAAMI pressure of 21,500 psi, which is over 10,000 psi less than a 9mm.
While these rounds are nothing fancy, they get the job done and make for a fun day at the range.
However, the 95-grain FMJ also has some downsides.
It's less-than-ideal for self-defense. A hollow-point bullet is a much better choice because it's less likely to over-penetrate and hurt an innocent bystander or punch through the walls of your house.
Even though they make excellent practice bullets, I would never recommend using an FMJ for concealed carry unless you have no other options. It's just too risky.
As with all of our ammo reviews, we strive to remain unbiased, giving you the good with the bad. This is why I've listed the pros and cons of Balzer Brass 380 ammo below.
- Reasonably priced
- It goes bang when you pull the trigger
- Very few malfunctions
- Low recoil
- Produced in the USA
- Not as good as a hollow point for self-defense
It's clear the pros outnumber the cons, which means in most situations, I recommend buying a box or two of Blazer Brass 380 ammo.
However, if you're looking for a cheap alternative for carry ammo, I would not recommend these rounds.
I have for you below some basic 380 Auto specs based on Blazer Brass .380 ammo.
Below, the team at Ammo.com has created a quick reference ballistics table for your enjoyment.
Note: This information comes from the manufacturer and is only informational. The actual ballistics obtained with your firearm can vary considerably from the advertised ballistics. Also, ballistics can vary from lot to lot with the same brand and type load.
Now that you've finished this Blazer Brass 380 review, you know that it makes excellent range ammo, but I prefer something else for carry ammo since hollow points are a much better option.
The team here at Ammo.com has taken the liberty to round up and answer a few commonly asked questions regarding Blazer Brass .380 ACP ammo.
Yes, Blazer Brass 380 is worth buying. It functions well, it's clean shooting, and it's reasonably priced target ammo.
The range of Blazer Brass 380 is about 50 yards, like all other .380 ammo.
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