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|Manufacturer||Military Ballistics Industries|
|Bullet Weight||180 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Plated Flat Point|
|Ammo Caliber||.40 S&W (Smith & Wesson)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||960|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||368|
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I bought 4 bags (400 rounds). Through 2 bags, i could not finish an entire 7 round magazine without experiencing an average of 5 failure to fully extract, eject and/or cycle the action. Just to make sure that it was not my weapon that was malfunctioning, I opened a box of factory loaded 180 grain Federal FMJ, shot it all and experienced ZERO malfunctions. I do not recommend buying this product. All I'm going to do with this is stuff is remove the bullets, dump the powder, and reload them myself when I finally have the opportunity.
I ordered 4 bags, and got them in a timely manner. I shot through one bag (100 rounds) and had only one failure to extract/eject. Yesterday I took another bag out, and started to pop some rounds off. Out of the 49 rounds i fired ( x7 7-round mags) maybe 15 of them had no issues. the rest were all squibs with failures. i also had a box of Federal 180 grain, so I ran a few mags of that, just to make sure it wasn't something wrong with my weapon - no problems. If you've got yourself a bolt/lever action or a revolver to put this crap through, that go for it. Otherwise, spend the extra money and get something more reliable.
Good ammo at a great price!
I read a handful of good reviews on this ammo and thought I'd check it out and got 100 round bag. Couldn't be more pleased with the performance and ready to go for a larger order! To top it off, LG got my order to me fast and the customer service is second to none!
Excellent consistent plinkers
Nuff said- for the price, I haven't found anything better for the range. LG delivers fast and exactly what I needed- their selection and price makes them first on my browser and I rarely get to go to my second choice.
Not a good review
Well, I experimented by ordering this ammo after reading so many positive reviews for (2) main reasons. #1. I have never used this type ammo before and 2. I'm looking to make a sizeable ammo purchase soon (approx. $2k) and want to be sure to get the biggest bang for my buck. I had (5) malfunctions out of the 100 ct. bag using my highly reliable, Sig P226 that will virtually feed rocks if they remotely resemble a bullet. What caused these malfunctions? My best guestimate is that SOME of the rounds were under-powered and didn't fully operate the feeding process. To confirm my suspicion, I replaced the Sig's standard 21 lb. spring with a lighter 17 lb. version and had 0 malfunctions. The ammo burned clean, great price and on time delivery. But I obviously will not be buying anymore of this stuff. Glad I tested it before I placing my "big" order. Thank you! - Steve P.
I have used this ammo in 45ACP and I ordered the 40 S&W to try in my wife's HK and my Glock, S&W Shield.
Great working ammo. No "stove pipes", jams or feed problems....All 100 rounds expended without a hitch. I'll continue to order both calibers, no problem...
Shooting The Reloads
Everything was firing fine until a round jammed my PX4 up tighter than a drum will a fail to fire. It would not eject and the slide was locked. I ended up disassembling it and got the round out that way. In examining the round, it was stamped .357 SIG. Looking up the comparative sizes, the .357 is slightly smaller than .40 cal. But I'd paid for .40 cal reloads. So quality control is not where it needs to be and I will never buy this brand again.
Worked very well in my carbine
I did not have my chroney with me but the ammo ran fine in my Hi Point carbine to the point that I was hitting the 200 yard gong with only a red dot sight. Not the best setup certainly but the gun seemed to like the stuff a lot.
Not bad for the price
I was a little hesitant to buy due to some of the reviews on reloads. I was looking to purchase 2000 rounds but only bought 300 due to this fact. I inspected all rounds and found about 6 with dented casings/etc which I will not run thru my gun. The 294 rounds I did shoot all performed flawlessly in my G23. As others have stated they do seem to run a little dirty but hell I clean my Glock after every range trip anyways. I will purchase more and my next order will be for 2 or 3 thousand rounds. if I have any issues I will alter my review................
Used in a Glock model 22 .40 cal
I was concerned cause Glock says no reloads. But this stuff is factory consistent and in very good shape. I examined some shell casings after firing to see if there were visual signs of hot loads or other related defects. Found none. Fired 200 RDS without a FTF/FTF. no jams, no concerns. The pervious reviews helped me decide on this purchase, I hope mine helps...oh, and fouling no more than other commercial rounds. Try it.
When I first seen of this ammo I was a little hesitant, (it being reloads and all) but when I got it to the range!!! It showed its outstanding ability. Out of 300 rounds 0 FTF,FTE or Misfires. In any of 3 handguns used (Glock 23, Rugar SRC, S&W VE) I'm happy with the price, the quantity, the performance and most of all, Being A Lucky Gunner!
great over all price for the product great practice ammo
only had once short chance to shoot, weather just would not cooperate , picked out 25 rounds that had discoloration (not sure looked like rust) all fired no problem, I will more than likely sort out any more that look like that, as sometimes ammo is stored for a period of time ;; it's still great buy, and would recommend it to others, good practice ammo GARY
Great bang for your buck. Put 200 rounds on my Beretta PX4 with no misfires. No issues at all. Great ammo for practice, definitely cheaper than any other place I'd found. Fast shipping too. I'd definitely buy more soon.
well worth it
Excellent value. Great for range time. The reloads are done well and in 100 rounds I only found 1 round that had a collapsed casing. I am sure it would have fired without issue but at this price I had no problem not risking it and discarding to the range master. Very low recoil for 180 grain.
Impressed with the value and quality of the product.
The low purchase price enables me to practice at the range more frequently than I could prior to purchasing ammo from LuckyGunner. I really do get more bang for my buck.
The quality of the product has been exceptional. I have not had any munitions related malfunctions after firing a couple of hundred rounds.
Based on product value, quality, and customer service, I will continue to purchase ammo and other products from LuckyGunner
I recently took my concealed carry range test with the the MBI ammo. The range had a big sign saying "no reloaded ammo", but the MBI ammo passed their visual inspection and performed flawlessly.
I'm a happy customer.
Shot thousands of the .40 cal MBI reloads.. all but 1 round functioned perfect
I have shot thousands of the .40 cal MBI rounds. They are great for the range. Of all the rounds that I have shot, all but one worked fine. I did have one round that the primer failed to ignite. I would definately recommend these for the range!
40 cal. MBI ammo review.
I have used thousands of these rounds and have only had 5 failures, one failure to fire, 1 failures to feed and 2 2 failures to eject and I do mean out of thousands and thousands of rounds fired through my S&W M&P full size 40 Cal and my Smith and Wesson M&P SHIELD 40 cal. Love your ammo, love your price, definitely love your service!
This ammo came shipped super fast and was great stuff. All rounds fired superbly and accurately. Will definitely order more of this ammo from Lucky Gunner. I can't say enough great things about this company and their fantastic product lines. These guys rock! Their ammo definitely is a rockin' and a rollin' through my M&P 40 cal now. :)
I fired 200 rounds through my Khar 40 and no miss fires or any smoke stack. The bullet is a little bit dirty but I can live with that. Lucky Gunner is a excellent site to do buisness with and has arrange of ammo at a decent price for any gun you have. This site with prices so low allows me to go to the range more often, I will be buying here again.
I was thoroughly satisfied with the quality, value, and performance of the product.
The price and value of the product allowed me to spend more time at the firing range; because, now I am more concerned with practice than the cost of ammo fired.
Cold day at the range here in NJ (19˚). Not one misfeed, misfire, nuthin. went thru all 100 with out issue. Accuracy did not seem to suffer. (same old man groups I usually shoot) I'll need to strip down this M&P to see how dirty this ammo shot, but first glance looks about the same as the other range rounds we put thru the pipe.
Casings were all bright and clean Winchesters with a few Federal mixed in.
Package showed up on time and in reasonable shape (blister bag ruptured inside the outer shipper with about 25 rounds spilling out) Outer shipping was clean and intact and the entire order was complete.
I know you can find reloads cheaper elsewhere on the web, but when you factor in shipping cost and timing, as well as LG's customer service and their ever growing web-gravitas it is a "no-Brainer". Since my wife always tells me I don't have one, seems a match made in heaven.
Don't hesitate - buy a bunch and get to the range!
Overall Summary- Great
I was extremely skeptical about using re-manufactured ammo, however I was won over. This ammo is just a reliable and accurate as factory ammo, in my opinion. I have shot in the high hundreds number of rounds of this ammo and I have had the same overall performance as the more expensive ammo (I have only had one hang fire). As someone who values accuracy in my handgun and rifle training over volume during my range time, this is not a recommendation that I would make if this ammo didn’t meet my demands.
You always take a risk buying remanufactured ammo. Not only did I get a squib in my Glock23 Gen 4 (which could of caused a lot of damage to the firearm and myself) but I also found that the brass casings were in poor condition and many of the actual bullets were deformed and misshaped.
Lesson learned: Don't buy remanufactured brass. Search around... you can find Winchester, Remington, and other quality brands for the same price as MBI.
Check EVERY bullet
I bought some MBI 9mm reloads and went to range. All was good until 3rd mag. Gun fired, but slide did not retract. Could not cycle manually, it was stuck shut. Managed to get slide off the gun and could see extractor was stuck on casing and would not let go. Had to take it to a gunsmith who was able to get the casing out. The casing was headstamped 9X18 Makarov, not 9X19 Para or Luger. 9X18 Makarov case is 1mm shorter than 9X19 which allowed the case to set deeper in breech and when fired, expanded the case and caused extractor to basically be trapped and wouldn't let go. I went through the rest of the MBI reloads and found 2 more marked 9X18 Marakov. When I dropped them in a removed 9mm barrel and tapped lightly with my finger, they would stick in the barrel. I promptly threw those 2 out so I wouldn't accidentally load them again.
In short, MBI loaded a 9mm bullet in a 9X18 case and it jammed in my gun. So please ensure you check every round from MBI. Personally, I will not use MBI ammo again... ever.
an excellent value
I bought 200 rounds of MBI 40 S&W and and am very happy with the results. I have used 50 rounds with out a problem and anticipate future purchases. With Lucky Gunner, unlike other sites, I know with in seconds if the produce is in stock and the quantity available and prices. I always clean and lube my handguns when returning from the range, that goes a long way in preventing problems. Thanks for the great service and products.
Good all around
Got some of this back in Jan 2013 and just went through 300 rounds of it for my Glock 35. No problems no issues. bag may get busted open but so what, Its ammo. You do point and trigger pull the ammo does the rest. Shoots fine mad the bang hit the target. Can't go wrong with this stuff. If you need this and are not sure take my word GET IT! HECK, GET 1000.
I recently purchased 100 rounds of the MBI .40 S&W ammo and am very pleased with its performance. I shoot an HK USP Compact and there were no FTF's, misfeeds or ejection problems. My order was processed quickly and the ammo arrived very soon after my order was placed. Great service and great ammo: what's not to like? The ammo arrived in the plastic bags and the bags were in perfect shape: no tears or rupture of the bags. My next order will be for MBI in a .45 calber for my full sized HK USP. I'll include a review on that ammo but I expect the same performance.
excellent product and great price
This was my second time to purchase this ammo. The first time around the ammo functioned fine but the packaging left something to be desired. The plastic bags split open and the ammo was loose in the box. This time, the packaging held up fine and the ammo was contained in the bags. The ammo functions well in my full size M&P as well as my M&P Shield. I will purchase it again for practice ammo.
Have not shot them yet, but arrived in perfect condition, and fast too! Excellent price, and I have friends that have shot without a problem. Am buying plenty more when they return to stock. Can tell the quality is there, and it's hard to find quality anything in the world today. Thank you again Lucky Gunner!
Over all good product
Overall impressed with product. I have not shot all 100, but out of the 50 or so I have had no issues. The only thing I can say is that they are a bit expensive. I would rescanned these round to anyone interested in plinking. A solid round to be reloaded.
Thanks lucky gunner.
Good ammo, but....
I've purchased 400 rounds of MBI .40 S&W so far, with no problems for the first 300. I didn't even make it through the first clip of the last 100 round bag before I hit a squib. Over-all fair quality, especially for the price, but the savings have nearl been negated by the smithing charges to remove the squib. I'll be going for better quality ammo from now on.
Can not recommend
I would caution anyone from purchasing this ammunition.
It is supposed to be packaged in 100 round plastic bags.
The bags all break open, leaving you with loose ammunition, and if it is not overboxed, you will lose some of your ammunition in transit like I did.
This left me repackaging 2000 rounds.
The system like most others forces you to leave at least 1 star. I would have left negative 5.
Purchased 1000 rounds of this ammunition and if worked fine no problems. I picked up another thousand and went to the range. To bad for me 95% of the rounds have warped cases and only fit halfway into the barrel! The cases are so bad you can see the warping with the naked eye. One or two rounds ok, 900 rounds warped shows a lack of pride in the workers and in the company's quality control.
Best Ammo Buy
This is my 3rd purchase of MBI .40cal. It performs flawlessly. Out of approx 1500 rounds fired I have experienced zero FTF and FTE. The ammo is more accurate than I am. There may be some brands of ammo (usually foreign steel cased) that are less expensive but I assure you they are not nearly the quality of MBI. If you prefer shooting brass and and buy American, then MBI is the way to go. And, of course, LuckyGunner provides the absolute best customer service in the industry!
As good as it gets for a day at the range, even better than advertised.
This group reloads high quality rounds and sells them at incredibly competitive costs. Some of my handguns are a little picky about what they fire so I use what works best on them. I've fired a few hundred rounds of these reloads without any issues. When more are available I'll certainly grab several more bags. GREAT logo on the sticker. LuckyGunner.com has done it again. Great customer care, lightning fast shipping, quality products priced to sell.
Affordable plinking or range ammo
After 500 rds, through a Glock 22, I have had 1 dud. Tried 3 times, and never made a scratch on the primer. I guess this can happen with any brand, no big deal. As far as accuracy,, I'm no xpert marksman, but I can always hit the paper at 20 yards, (I think it is the gun, and not me, LOL). After 2-300 rds, gun is very dirty, but I have never shot that much high-end at one time to make a fair comparison. I like this, because I can make a lot of smoke, and noise, and still have money for a cold one afterwards!! I wish MBI, or LG, would publish the velocity on these, but they rock my world pretty good!
Excellent Ammo from Military Ballistics Industries.
First 100 rounds smooth as silk. Will buy more for general shooting. U guys are the best and I am glad I found u on internet. My new Glock 23 Gen 4 pistol just loves these rounds.
I purchased this ammo a while ago and never had the chance to shoot it till recently. I fired all 1000 rounds and NEVER had a misfire. The ammo is not the cleanest, but at 60 yards away I hit whatever I'm aiming at. I would not only recommend this ammo to anyone, I also plan on purchasing it indefinitely. This ammo is exactly what anyone would look for. It's cheap and it shoots just as good as the expensive stuff. Lucky gunner has my business for this ammo hands down. Best prices and great ammo!!
Works as good as the new stuff, with a significant savings, for brass casings,vs aluminum.
200 rds. through a new Glock 22, without any problems! Turns the end of the slide a deep blue, but wipes right off. I think that is a good thing, indicates to me, that they are a pretty hot round, compared to Blazer aluminum, at a substantial savings. Besides, they look purtier than aluminum case!
Best value yet
100 rds. through a Beretta 90Two, in dusty desert conditions. Accurate enough for consistent results in combat marksmanship drills. No FTE/FTF/etc. Will definitely buy again! And the shopping/shipping experience with LuckyGunner is icing on the cake.
Great Ammo For Low Budget
If you're looking for range ammo, you can't beat this deal. Didn't want to spend an arm and leg on " The Best Quality " ammo just to bring to the range, so I bought this. Haven't shot it yet, but can't wait.
Can't Beat This Ammo For the PRICE!!!
I put 300rds of this ammo through my M&P 40 full size and couldn't have asked for better results!!! These rounds were on target and not even a hick up while firing!!! Will definitely continue to use these rounds and I encourage all of my shooting buds to try this ammo!!!
I bought a test sample of 100 rounds and it shot great with my Glock 23, no problems at all shoots a little softer than some which is good for shooting paper my next order will be for 1000 rounds
thanks for a great buy on target ammo
**AWESOME AMMO**AWESOME WEBSITE**
Bought 300 rds of this ammo. After reading the reviews i was not surprised to get a couple nickle/or zinc plated rds. However, after shooting about 150 rds thru my M&P 40, I would have to say they can throw a few in my next batch, too. My pistol ate up every round without prejudice. Quality service, quality product and LuckyGunner is my new WTSHTF, go to, website for ammo. I've told all my army buddies about this website and you should, too. Thanks again. Oh, and the shipping time was ridiculously fast. SSG, US Army,Infantry.
Customer for life
I've shot almost 5000 rounds of the 180gr. .40 S&W and the only malfunctions were caused by my own fatigue. For range shooting I'll be using nothing but MBI. I expected far less quality for the price and was astonished at how well it ran through my XD.
I used this ammo in my S&W Sigma and experienced at least a dozen jams and two misfires from a 100 round pack. I've never had a jam or misfire using other types of ammo before. I don't recommend it, at least in a Sigma.
Good rounds at a good price!
After running 200 rounds today, I am very pleased. No problems what so ever, snappy rounds that fired every time. They are a little dirty but nothing too bad. I will definitely be ordering more! Thanks Lucky Gunner for a great value.
you cant go wrong with this ammo Excellent price for the 100 rds, Ive bought 300 rounds of this and all have performed like it should, Ive had no problems with it at all... I found this ammo to be alot cleanner than Winchesters,and some others, all in all this is good stuff.. LuckyGunner has been great to deal with and the shipping is very very fast, thanks for such outstanding service.. keep up the great work.. I will be a luckygunner Customer for life .
So far, so good
Wanted to test a bag for range shooting prior to buying a large quantity. The rounds I've fired so far have fired and cycled flawlessly in a Px4 Storm. Not sure about accuracy as I've yet to bench shoot. My first purchase from LG and I am pleased with the ease of use of their website and rapid delivery of the order. Wish they would have periodic free or reduced shipping like Cabelas.
The "Real Deal"
I have purchased and used several thousand rounds of BMI in 9mm, 40, and 45 cal. and have had ONLY 1 malfunction. I would not consider using anything but BMI for target shooting!!!!!
It is the "REAL DEAL." Lucky Gunner is quick on the draw! Great service!
I shoot these out of my Glock 22 and they have functioned flawlessly. Out of three hundred rounds I bought, all were in excellent condition. These are amazing reloads. They are accurate and pretty clean shooting as well. You can't beat the cost on these rounds.
bought a 100 rounds to test prior to buying in large quantities and i was very surprised by the quality, not a single issue in my Glock 22 and the rounds were pretty accurate too. if your looking for cheap ammo this is a much better way to go than steel case russian ammo.
Why buy any other ball ammo
I just ordered 400 rounds to try out. I immediately regret not buying a full 1k when I just laid eyes on them. From the sheer looks of it. They seem to be doing reloading correctly. They are quality. How else can I put it?! 99.9% was brass. I had less then a standard 13rd Glock mag of not steel, but nickle case. It's not like you're getting garbage casings if they're not brass. Now only if I can get a POC for them so when I'm doing shooting these I can get them re-reloaded. This will be my ball ammo supplier. No sense of throwing money away on Wolf or Tul ammo, steel casings, when It's just plinking. I'm investing in an HK USC and if these .40's perform as well as they look, they better be ready for my next 3k order of .45acp! Don't be a fool. Read about these guys and order them. You wont find a bad review.
Good ammo to shoot
This ammo is good stuff. No problems with jams. It is pretty accurate and fun to shoot. I shot 250 rnds through my S&W M&P and no problems at all. The only down side is it isn't the cleanest ammo I have ever shot. I will continue to buy this brand and I don't mind the extra cleaning.
Okay if you just want to get your gun dirty
At 10 yards, shot groups moved low and left and opened up by about 2 inches (compared to Federal 180 gr. FMJ) in my Springfield XD (4" Service model). The 165 gr. were even worse -- they were all over the place.
No jams or "mechanical" problems.
good brand of ammo
arrived at my door in a day and a half very fast this makes a good target ammo did not test yet for hunting purposes will do that later.So far its a good practice ammo pretty accurate I would recommend buying it worked good out of a Glock 22 2nd gen.
Great ammo for the price, even better LG cust. service
If, like me, you live in a communist state (thanks New Jersey!), FMJs are the only ammo type you can get. That's right, JHP is a no no for some strange reason. Anywho, I found these reloads to be on pair with higher priced brand new ammo, so for target practice or even defense, these are very good. My Sig 226 has no problems with these. Plus, LG proved that they have outstanding customer service. Thanks.
I was very happy with my purchase from lucky gunner. It was shipped in a timely manner and out of the 500 that I purchased, i shot 200 through my xd sub compact without one jam, hangfire or misfire and they seemed very accurate. would deff. purchase these rounds from lucky gunner again.