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    Default Alabama ammo "special k"??

    So I see a lot of suppressor tests done with Alabama ammo special k in 9mm. Does anyone have any hands on experience with it? Looks to be about $14-15 a box. Just wondering if it's worth it over regular American eagle 147gr?

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    Arrow Re: Alabama ammo "special k"??

    Had to actually look it up! Linkys!

    http://major-malfunction.com/maj_malf_5u_015.htm

    Oooooh! Side-by-side testing results!

    http://www.silencerresearch.com/9mm_...tol_trials.htm

    Hope those help!

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    Default Re: Alabama ammo "special k"??

    I've shot a few boxes. Its probably the most quiet "factory" ammo you will find.
    Its not easy to get a hold of though.
    Im pretty sure its loaded with either VV N320 or N340 powder.

    I have shot Winchester 147, Speer Lawman 147, Fed Am Eagle 147 and a few other factory flavors. To me, they all sound about the same.

    You will find that hand loads are your absolute most quiet ammo available.
    There are a great number of types of powder that can be used in hand loading 9mm subs. A fast burning pistol powder is your best bet. Some guys even use shotgun powder(solo1000, clays) but do your homework first.

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    Default Re: Alabama ammo "special k"??

    Just curious if the typical person can hear the difference between the special k vs am eagle? If it's night and day difference the I will order some up and try it.

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    Default Re: Alabama ammo "special k"??

    The fiocchi 158 gr 9mm is also popular with subgunners because it is round nose and works very well. Not expensive, either. I would suggest you pick up a box and give it a shot. I've never fired Special K but that is also well regarded.

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