Featured Fiocchi 73gr FMJ

Discussion in 'P-32' started by 4given, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. 4given

    4given Member

    Sep 19, 2017
    Is this the good stuff? I bought two boxes to try in my Gen 1 p-32. Italian made ammo.

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  2. Toakey45036

    Toakey45036 Active Member

    Oct 26, 2015
    Lebanon, OH
    I have had good performance from Fiocchi ammunition. All calibers.

  3. midmofly

    midmofly Member

    Jun 14, 2017
    I have had nothing but good luck with Fiocchi---all I use now.
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  4. ral357

    ral357 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2015
    Had 300 blackout Fiocchi pop a few primers with flattened primers on some of the others a couple years back. Seemed like the loads were inconsistent, possible overloads. Never had a problem with 32 S$W, 9mm, 45acp, 9 Mak, 357 mag or 223. Its not my first choice in ammo but goes boom with reasonable accuracy.
  5. FLT

    FLT Well-Known Member

    I like it , runs well in my 32s
  6. 4given

    4given Member

    Sep 19, 2017
    Is the Italian made Fiocchi .32 higher pressure/higher velocity than the USA made Fiocchi?
  7. dsgrey

    dsgrey Member

    Feb 6, 2017
    It's the only ammo I run in mine. Flawless so far.
  8. TheKuduKing

    TheKuduKing Member

    Aug 10, 2013
    I chronographed both the blue box American-made Fiocchi .32 Auto FMJ and the red box Italian-made item, out of my P32. I haven't seen any significant difference. Depending on the time of year, velocites of both are between 810 and 850 fps. I thought the Italian version would be hotter, but was not the case.

    From what I've measured, S&B FMJ is usually about 50 fps faster.
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  9. 4given

    4given Member

    Sep 19, 2017
    Thanks for the info!
  10. gordon11

    gordon11 Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2007
    It's my edc and range ammo for my P32.
  11. TheLastDaze

    TheLastDaze Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2015
    yep edc ammo here as well... need to try the S&B as i also chronied the Fiocchi and velocitys didnt meet their specs.. My handloads run close to those velocities, but i wont carry handloads :)
  12. gordon11

    gordon11 Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2007
    I've carried S&B too. I'm sure it's hotter. It feels like it. Had a batch of bad primers with S&B. I don't think it's that common but I went back to Fiocchi just to be safe.
  13. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004
    I haven't shot S&B lately, but they do have some history of "hard primers" that some guns could not always ignite.
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