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Run, don't walk, out the door and don't pay them your hard-earned money for the privilege of having to hunt down expensive, hard-to-find ammunition.So I am joining a new indoor range and it turns out they don't allow FMJ ammunition. I shoot mostly 9mm, so can anyone tell me about jacketed soft point or other non fmj range ammo?
MR&G is in the process of doing this. It's expensive to bring in the new steel for the backstop and then to take apart the front of the building to get it in place. The indoor range is underneath the main building.Just get 9mm RNL if your gun can cope with it... best source for the buck around here probably is going to be M&M reloads or QMMO, if he makes it... there's also bullseye reloads, if they're still around.... or better yet, roll your own. Frankly, I absolutely refuse to use any indoor facility that won't let me run jacketed, it's an obnoxious restriction (It's 2013... hello?) instead of having a fund drive at whatever club you're at to have an appropriate backstop installed.
Biggest issue is insurance. MR&G specifies only pistol calibers but we've had idiots shoot .223 FMJ and put holes in the backstop. Once that happens, the backstop is "damaged" according to insurance and unsafe for use.Is there really any appreciable difference in backstop wear between FMJ and JSP at the same velocity? I don't understand rules like this. Don't give this range your money and feed fallacy.