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Well, this afternoon before work I decided to go out in the back yard and squeeze off a few rounds of the newly delivered ammo and see how I liked it. One of the types I purchased were DT 230g Equalizers. I would like to think I’m use to the 10mm now and that I have a fairly good feel for the gun. But these things surprised me the most out of any single round I have put through this gun. They kicked fairly hard but were still easily controllable. I was aprox 20 yards away from my target shooting out of a Subcompact Glock and finding that the dual bullets were passing through the same hole! DT states that at 10 yards the holes will be aprox 1” apart, and 2.5” apart at 25 yards. This was not the case in my experience. I was highly surprised, and impressed. For my last round I backed up to aprox 30 yards. Out of 15 rounds I had 15 confirmed hits, and 16 holes one of which was a little oblong.

Anyone else have any experience with these rounds that correlates to similar performance? I would figure with a sub compact the spread would be much larger since DT does all there testing with full sized guns.
 

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Update:

Put a few more magazines through their paces and found that this is most definitively a close up round that has a very random pattern to it. Some were entering the same hole, while others were multiple inches apart. I want to add that I was still able to get a fairly good grouping at 20 yards. Overall I’m very pleased and will buy again.
 

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I think I've shot those rounds (out of the G20)... It's the round the produces a bright blue flash at the muzzle, right? It's the only ammo that I've shot that does this... Pretty sure its the same stuff. Wish I could go into my backyard and shoot! Cops would have my house surrounded with cruisers and helicopters in like 2 mins. :(
 

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I think I've shot those rounds (out of the G20)... It's the round the produces a bright blue flash at the muzzle, right? It's the only ammo that I've shot that does this... Pretty sure its the same stuff. Wish I could go into my backyard and shoot! Cops would have my house surrounded with cruisers and helicopters in like 2 mins. :(
:confused: It doesn't look blue to me. I'll try and get some video of it just to make sure. :cool:

Come on over, we have plenty of room. And I have cool neighbors and friends with even more land :)
 

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damn, not the same round then... You'd know exactly what I was talking about if it were the same round... lol. It's almost blinding... A very blueish-green flash. Could have sworn it was the same stuff... Meh, who knows, could have been a weird batch that the company made to screw with people. lol

I'm gonna see if I still have some of the stuff at home...
 

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PS: What do you shoot into? Is that a big dirt mound next to your house? I'd be a little sketchy with my neighbors firing off rounds near my house, but you can't blame me, I'm from a heavily populated area of CA, we have more idiots than sane folks.
 

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Dammit, I was so wrong... Turns out it was Federal 10mm FMJ rounds that were producing this intense flash...


The ammo I've found with the least amount of muzzle flash and increased accuracy (from what I could gather consistantly) is Proload brand ammo... Can't remember the specifics off hand, but its just basic FMJ stuff, but a really good round from what I can remember, def my fav shot from the G20. I've tried quite a few varients of 10mm, the Proload wins the overall category in terms of recoil, accuracy, flash. Give it a try if you can.
 

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brucelee said:
PS: What do you shoot into? Is that a big dirt mound next to your house? I'd be a little sketchy with my neighbors firing off rounds near my house, but you can't blame me, I'm from a heavily populated area of CA, we have more idiots than sane folks.
No dirt mounds, though the land is not flat. Start at the house and move left. Halfway between the house and the back of the property line (red line) the land slopes downward. At the halfway mark (shown in pic as the change from darker green to a slightly lighter green grass in a rectangular shape) the property starts to climb up hill. The elevation change is quite prevalent and thus makes it safe to shoot. Not to mention, there are quite a few acres of property there to buffer small caliber hand guns. Towards the top of the picture there are a few hundred more acres we use for the higher power weapons. :) But nothing is like walking out your back door squeezing off some rounds. :D
 

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brucelee said:
Dammit, I was so wrong... Turns out it was Federal 10mm FMJ rounds that were producing this intense flash...


The ammo I've found with the least amount of muzzle flash and increased accuracy (from what I could gather consistantly) is Proload brand ammo... Can't remember the specifics off hand, but its just basic FMJ stuff, but a really good round from what I can remember, def my fav shot from the G20. I've tried quite a few varients of 10mm, the Proload wins the overall category in terms of recoil, accuracy, flash. Give it a try if you can.
Since I live in gun hell I probably won't find it locally. If you can point me in the proper direction to purchase it online I will buy some tonight. So far I am very impressed with DT's ammo, it’s much nicer then the Federal I was using previously. I decided to post up a short review on this specific round as everyone in the 10mm community has posted reviews on the Gold dot, FMJ, etc ... but I have never seen anything on this specific round.
 
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