Polymer jacketed ammunition is likely the future of handgun ammunition. It offers substantial benefits over copper jacketed ammunition and is becoming quite popular with high volume shooters. If you start shopping for colored poly coated ammo you’ll find there are two big ammunition manufacturers out there making it. The first being Shooter’s Ammunition, sold at BulkAmmostore.com. The second is Federal Premium American Eagle Syntech®.
The real question is which one is the better choice?
What They Have in Common?
Before we dive into what separates these two lines of ammunition let's address what they have in common. Both rounds have reduced perceived recoil as well as increased accuracy. Both rounds are loaded by reputable ammunition manufacturers with a long history of producing quality ammunition. Both also use clean burning propellants, high-quality primers, and brass cases.
The Benefits of Polymer Jacketed Ammunition
Since both Federal and Shooter’s Ammunition feature polymer jacketed projectiles they share a wide variety of benefits. Polymer jackets are historically a better choice than copper jackets for a few reasons we’ll cover today.
- Polymer jacketed ammunition can feature different colors to match your ammo to your gun.
- Polymer ammunition reduces wear and tear on a barrel.
- Polymer ammunition has reduced friction from a lack of metal on metal contact inside the bore.
- Polymer jackets do not leave metal fouling in the barrel.
- Polymer jacketed ammo minimizes splash back when used with a metal target.
Polymer jacketed ammunition is always an excellent choice for your firearms. Now we have to dive into the hard part and determine which ammunition line is better for you.
What’s Your Color & Ammo Options?
One of the cool features of using polymer ammo is the fact you can customize your ammo to be a specific color. Colored ammunition allows you to match your ammo to your gun, which is getting trickier and trickier since people are using all sorts of different colors on their guns. Colored ammunition is also easier to see when loaded into windowed or translucent magazines.
Federal American Eagle Syntech® does offer red-coated projectiles, but that is where your color options endl. With Federal, you can get ammunition in any color you want...as long as it's red. With BulkAmmostore.com’s Shooter’s Ammunition, you get 5 different options, including red, black, blue, green, and pink.
Colors are one thing, but what are your options in terms of calibers and loads?
Federal Syntec has three calibers and limited load options. Federal Syntec ammunition offers the following calibers and loads.
9mm - 115 Grain
40 S&W - 165 Grain
45 ACP - 230 Grain
Shooter’s Ammunition offers the following calibers and loads.
9mm - 125 Grain
9mm - 147 Grain
40 S&W - 180 Grain
45 ACP - 230 Grain
380 ACP - 95 Grain
38 Special - 125 Grain
Clearly, Shooter’s Ammunition offers a bit wider of a selection. They offer a nice selection of both colors, calibers, and loads. The 147 Grain 9mm loads are subsonic, which makes them an outstanding choice if you want to run a suppressor. This part of the competition is in the bag, Shooter’s Ammunition offers more options.
Which Is More Affordable?
Once we are done hemming and hawing about the different caliber, colors, and loads we can focus on the price per round. Let’s face it, ammunition is made for shooting so it's understandable you want to save a little money. The more you save the more you can shoot, right? Since both companies produce different loads we will try to compare like with like as much as possible.
9mm 115 Grain - .30 cents per round
40 S&W 165 Grain - .36 cents per round
45 ACP 230 Grain - .46 cents per round
9mm 125 Grain - .25 cents per round
40 S&W 180 Grain - .30 cents per round
45 ACP 230 Grain - .38 cents per round
Again, Shooter’s Ammunition takes the cake. It’s the cheaper ammunition all around. Plus, when you shop with BulkAmmoStore.com you get free shipping with any order over $99 dollars.
Getting Range Ready
Without a doubt, both Federal Premium American Eagle Syntec® and Shooter’s Ammunition are good choices for ammo. Both pack the numerous benefits of polymer jacketed ammunition, and both use premium components in their construction. The difference starts to appear when you start looking at the variety and of course the price. If you are considering stepping into the future with polymer jacketed ammunition check out BulkAmmoStore.com’s Shooter’s Ammunition for the best variety and best price out there.