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Old 06-09-2009, 01:49 PM   #1
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Hey all! I bought my 9mm back in December (after the election, I figured I'd get one while I still had the right). I've been shooting Remington 9mm 115 gr FMJ rounds and was always having problems with it jamming. I have 2 clips, both made by Hi-Point. One clip would usually work if I only put 5 rounds in it, while the other one jammed whenever it felt like it. I was about to send it to Hi-Point to have them look at it, because I have to have a gun I can rely on.

This Saturday, I took a chance and went by the sporting goods counter in my local Wal-Mart to see if they actually had any ammo. They didn't have any of the Remington, but they did have a 100 round box of Winchester 115 gr. FMJ rounds for $20, so I figured, what the heck, I'll give them a try.

Sunday, I went to the range with the new ammo and I shot all but 16 rounds of them and NEVER HAD A SINGLE JAM! Both clips worked perfectly! I thought, wtf? What's with this thing? When I got home, I compared a Remington round to the Winchester round and the Winchester round was about 1/8" longer. Stupid me thought a 9mm round was a 9mm round, but obviously, I was wrong.

So if you have problems with your gun jamming, try a different ammo. Needless to say, I'll be buying Winchester from now on. (Now I just need to find some JHP rounds.) Hope this might save some of you the headaches that I was having.

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Old 06-09-2009, 03:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: If you're 9mm is jamming, read this!

Hi Point even says not to use the white box due to them being a little longer.. but they will shoot fine in any other 9mm pistol.. just something with the C9 that it don't like them.. yet some C9 owners have had no problems with them... I myself get jams all the time when using them in my C9... but they are fine for my Beretta CX4 Storm

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Old 06-09-2009, 04:29 PM   #3
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Default Re: If you're 9mm is jamming, read this!

I haven't shot my C9 yet, but my 995 will eat any 9mm I feed it. I've shot Blazer, Remington, and WWB without problems. Since HP doesn't recommend the WWB I haven't shot any through it in a long time, but probably the first 600 rounds I put through it were WWB.

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Old 06-09-2009, 04:49 PM   #4
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I don't know, but mine doesn't like the smaller Remington ones. Now that I've found a round that works, that's what I'm going to stick with. A hundred rounds and no jams, I'll definitely be sticking with the Winchester ones.

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You would be surprised what ammo your gun will take once you get all of the kinks worked out.

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Another TN hi point owner. Tennessee is High Point owner central.

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I had a similar problems with ejection causing jams, HP sent me a new firing pin and spring, fixed everything.

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Old 06-09-2009, 09:51 PM   #8
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You would be surprised what ammo your gun will take once you get all of the kinks worked out.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:23 AM   #9
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I've always used the winchester white box in my 9mm and in my sons 40 - never had any problems with them. I just bought some remington but haven't had a chance to try them out yet. (it's all they had at walmart so I took them) But I'm sold on the winchesters - they work great. By the way, I've looked all over the Hi Point web site and have yet to find where they don't recommend the winchester bullets -- somebody enlighten me on that a little bit cause I sure can't find it anywhere.

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Old 06-10-2009, 01:46 AM   #10
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I'm with Rick, I use the Winchester Range/target ammo in the white box almost exclusively with no problems. I compared the Blazer Brass rounds to the Winchester and they are the same size exactly. Looks like if one works the other would too. Neither I can't find where Hi-Point says to stay away from the Winchester ammo. I would like to know where to find that piece of info too.

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