Note: Remington's bullet type designation "metal case" or "metallic cartridge" is essentially the equivalent of full metal jacket.
Video Transcript:The Remington UMC Brand started out as a separate company called Union Metallic Cartridge back in the 1860s. They were responsible for some of the most important innovations in ammo technology, like the original center fire cartridge. UMC merged with Remington in 1912, and now Remington uses the UMC brand to represent their line of inexpensive target and practice ammo.
UMC handgun ammo is packaged in quantities of 50, 100 or 250 rounds. We just had a chance to shoot through one of the 100-round value packs in 45 ACP to see how it performs.
Like all UMC ammo, this load features a brand new, reloadable brass case with a non-corrosive primer. The head stamp reads RP for Remington Peters, a reference to the Peters Cartridge Company that Remington acquired back in the 1930s. The 230-grain bullet has a lead core with a copper full metal jacket, or as Remington calls it, a full metal case. The trademark green and white box contains 250 round trays for easy storage and transportation.
We tried this load in six different pistols to test reliability, felt recoil, and accuracy. We had no feeding or ignition problems with positive and consistent rejection on every round. With a muzzle velocity of 835 feet per second, this load is right on par with most other 45 practice ammo in terms of recoil.
We've come to expect above average accuracy from UMC ammo, and this load was no exception. Firing a 10-shot group from the bench at 15 yards out of our Springfield XDM, got a very nice group just a little low and right of the point of aim. For a value price practice load, this kind of accuracy is not necessarily a given, so this should be a testament to Remington quality control.
With a 150-year-old trusted name, Remington could probably sell plenty of ammo by brand recognition alone, but in our shooting test, we've been continually impressed by the consistency and overall quality of the UMC line. That's not to say you'll never have any feeding problems, for a brass case domestically-produced practice load, UMC is as good as any other 45 ACP ammo you'll find.
|Bullet Weight||230 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Metal Case (MC)|
|Ammo Caliber||.45 ACP (Auto)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||835|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||356|
|Cost Per Round||55.8¢ per round|
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