It is a great ammunition for target practice, range shooting, and tactical training. It is economical, reliable, and brass-cased.
Independence is owned by ATK, one of the world's most established and respected ammunition companies who also own Federal, Speer, CCI, and Blazer.
Video Transcript:Independence Ammo comes from ATK, the same company who makes Speer, Federal, and Blazer ammunition. It's generally intended for economic range practice and features a brass case, non-corrosive primer, and a lead-core bullet with a full metal jacket.
We tested Independence 180 grain for the Smith and Wesson for this review. And looking at the technical specs, it's almost identical to the 180 grain Blazer Brass ammo. It's very possible that they're actually one and the same with just a different label. Blazer Brass is generally excellent range ammo, so Independence should also be a good choice.
We did have one failure to feed with ammo in our Sig P226, but none of our other test guns had any problems. Our 15-yard accuracy test from the bin produced pretty good results as well.
ATK has a very good track record for producing consistent, reliable ammo. And even though it may not be as common as some of their other brands, Independence is a solid performer as well.
|Bullet Weight||180 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)|
|Ammo Caliber||.40 S&W (Smith & Wesson)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||No|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||No|
|Cost Per Round||38.0¢ per round|
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- Worth it.. Review by karma
- Good, but not as big a bargain as I thought. Review by IN_Sheepdog
Then went to Walmart about two days after I received the shipment and found Federal Ammunition there at the same price ($15.00 a box) and I could have only bought a couple hundred, instead of the 1000. First time I think I have felt I was not getting the best deal at LG. However, on the positive side, delivery is phenomenal. If I order before noon on one day, I get it by the end of the day following by UPS. Their shipping is F A S T !!!
(Posted on 5/18/11)