STI ammo recommendations

Discussion in 'STI/2011' started by Jrintx, May 3, 2019.

  1. Jrintx

    Jrintx Active Member

    Mar 26, 2019
    Finally getting to take my first 2011 to the range and feel like I shouldn’t head out with less than 500 rounds. Those 4 mags are just tempting to be loaded up.

    What’s been the success rate with 115gr. Winchester white box? Academy has 500 rounds for $99.99 and then a $20 coupon that expires tomorrow. Feel like I should grab a few.

    Another local option is a bulk box of loose CCI 115 gr. at $220 for 1k rounds.
  2. pscipio03

    pscipio03 Fun O' Meter on FULL

    Mar 11, 2013
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  3. Ethank

    Ethank Well-Known Member

    Mar 8, 2017
    I use WWB a lot in my STIs. Never an issue.
  4. Descartian

    Descartian Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2017
    I can’t say I’ve used WWB but I’ve run a ton of 115gr and 124gr of rounds through my various 9mm pistols. Never had a problem with CCI.

    I usually train with no more than 5 rounds in a mag at a time. A, part of the drills/shooting I do. B, I don’t burn through as much ammo.
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  5. bvbarry50

    bvbarry50 Sarg.

    Oct 11, 2018
    My personal preference for minor PF ammo is CFE Pistol, 5.0 gr with a 124gr bullet, loaded to 1.15, gives me a 134 PF and works well. I don't shoot minor PF anymore, but that's what I have loaded up for my wife when she comes out to shoot.
  6. GLI45

    GLI45 Texan

    Apr 20, 2012
    I have STI 2011s in 9mm, 40 S&W, and 45acp and have shot thousands of rounds from many different manufacturers. This includes, but isn’t limited to, Winchester, Remington, Freedom Munitions, Fiochhi, Minuteman Munitions, American Eagle, and Atlanta Arms. None have proven to be any more or any less reliable than others. I shoot USPSA Limited Minor and am currently using Minuteman poly coated 124 gr 9mm (about $170/1000) and have been very pleased. Check out Ammo Seek (link below) for good deals on bulk ammo from many different suppliers. The only thing I avoid is Russian steel cased ammo. I used it once in my Ruger revolver and the cases expanded after fired and I had to ram them out of the cylinder with a screwdriver. After that I wasn’t about to run them in any of my STIs with much tighter tolerances.
  7. vinnymac

    vinnymac Active Member

    Dec 29, 2019
    My DVC Omni hated Winchester white box 115gr. Now I run anything in 124gr...usually CCI Blazer.
  8. pscipio03

    pscipio03 Fun O' Meter on FULL

    Mar 11, 2013
    What a comped pistol likes differs greatly from non-comped.
  9. Bermise

    Bermise Active Member

    Oct 3, 2019
    Wow, the 2011 sub forum really took off yesterday
  10. Haunas

    Haunas Member

    Dec 6, 2019
    Curious what ammo preference for a comped gun?

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  11. Descartian

    Descartian Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2017
    The more gas produced the more efficient comp works. Generally slower powders are preferred.
  12. IANative

    IANative Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2013
    My Costa Carry Comp 9mm will hiccup on WWB or Freedom Reman stuff. But feed it a steady diet of Speer 124gr (Lawman TMJ or Gold Dot +P) and it runs like a sewing machine.

    My non-comp'd STI's will eat anything.
  13. Sango

    Sango Member

    Jun 22, 2019
    My non-comp’d 9mm STI’s all eat anything without prejudice, from the cheapest, crappiest gunshow remans to the nice stuff, in any grain. If it’s just for target practice, feed her anything you want, it will blow you away.

    Mine (Combat Master, DVC Limited, and two Staccato C’s) have all chewed through any and all hollow point styles and weights I’ve tried as well.
  14. Jrintx

    Jrintx Active Member

    Mar 26, 2019
    Combat Master has been eating it all. I’ve used, CCI/speer, Winchester, and federal both 115 and 124.

    Have yet to try hollow points.
  15. Ytown1911

    Ytown1911 Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2016
    My CM did not like Browning 124gr. I had it just for “plinking ammo” to warm up with but it has numerous FTE