This product is brass-cased, Boxer-primed, non-corrosive, and reloadable. It is both economical and precision manufactured by an established European (Italian) cartridge producer.
Fiocchi Ammo was established in 1872 by its founder Giulio Fiocchi. Known as a world leader is small gauge ammo, Fiocchi offers an array of products that suit the needs of target shooters, hunting enthusiasts, and the armed forces. Fiocchi's products range from ammo for rifles and pistols, to fire pin shotshells and cartridges, and a wide product line of rimfire and centrefire cartridges and cases. Outside of Italy, Fiocchi Ammo also has a presence in the U.S., Hungary, and Great Britain.
Fiocchi has received a number of awards for their undying focus on quality. Some of the awards that Fiocchi has achieved include the NATO AQAP-110 Certification, the ISO Certification of the Environment Management System, and the UNI EN ISO Certification of the Quality Management System.
Fiocchi Ammo is still entirely owned by the founder's family after being in business for over 130 years and the US operations is personally ran by Carlo Fiocchi himself!
Video Transcript:Fiocchi Ammo was established in Italy in 1872, and they make a wide range of ammo for practice, hunting, and for various military forces.
The pistol ammo we tested features a reloadable brass case, non-corrosive primer, and full metal jacket bullet with a lead core.
For this review, we shot a couple of boxes of Fiocchi 170 grain in .40 Smith & Wesson. Accuracy was good and all rounds hit close to point of aim at 15 yards from a bench rest. The Fiocchi ammo seemed to perform like any other brass-cased ammo, but then we had some malfunctions in a couple of our test guns. Both our Smith & Wesson M&P and Ruger SR40 had failures to feed. There were no other problems in any of our other test guns, so it's hard to say what exactly was going on.
As a company, Fiocchi Ammo has a longstanding reputation and a few awards under their belt. And besides the reliability issues, Fiocchi seemed to be high-quality ammo. It was not excessively dirty. The cases were high-quality brass. If you don't mind the possibility of maybe having to practice a few malfunction drills, then Fiocchi ammo in .40 Smith & Wesson is not a bad overall choice.
|Bullet Weight||170 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)|
|Ammo Caliber||.40 S&W (Smith & Wesson)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1020|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||381|
|Cost Per Round||58.0¢ per round|
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