Well about a month ago, I was contacted by Russ from Lucky Gunner and asked if I would like to review any of their ammo on WTBGU! too.
Not being one to miss any opportunity to shoot someone else’s ammo. I said
“HELL YEAH!” “sure” and we began discussion options.
Ultimately we decided that based on the defensive focus of WTBGU! that Magtech’s First Defense Justice line of ammunition would be a good place to start and that it would be interesting to test it with the M&P Shield.
The First Defense Justice they sent me is a 92.6 gr solid copper hollow point bullet at is pushed 1427ft/sec in a 4″ barrel. This is a completely new bullet design for me as I normally shoot 147gr jacketed lead bullets for competition and 124gr for carry.
But now that I have ammo on my desk, I need to decide how to test it…
In my 1st session with the M&P Shield I was very impressed with its accuracy with both factory ammunition and my own reloads, but I was very surprised at the change in POI between the 2 rounds. At 7 yrds my groups were the same size, but almost 2″ low with my reloads… this leads me to believe that the shield may be significantly affected be different ammunition loads.
- It could be interesting to see how the 92.6gr Magtech’s First Defense Justice impact in the Shield, versus the M&P9, the Kahr PM9 and the Glock.
- It could also be fun to see if I could get the M&P Shield to fail with the light for caliber loads and then to see if I could repeat it with standard weight loads to test reliability.
- Or I could video a couple of mag dumps through a hot/dirty barrel to see if feeds (which is what I really want SD ammo to do).
What would you like to see in a test of 40rounds or a light for caliber self-defense round?