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I did a small sample evaluation (a box apiece) of "Herter's" branded brass case and Geco, both in .380 from a Ruger LCP. No problems. The Herter's is sold at Cabela's and is made in Czech Republic by Sellier & Bellot, the Geco I got from a local sporting goods/gun shop and is Italian. The Italians seem to like to load .380 hot; like the "Perfecta" brand elsewhere on this page, the Geco had noticeably more recoil than average.


 
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I have used a lot of Geco in 9mm and .45ACP, never had an issue with any of it.


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Geco 115 does not run in my mpx. Fails to eject.
 
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Geco 9mm brass has given me problems in reloading. It seems to be short/.


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Herters/S&B .380 is one of my favorite .380 loads. I purposely seek out S&B .380 when I'm looking for a .380 FMJ load.

When loaded as S&B they seal the primer. In the Herters loads I have seen, they dont use primer sealant. The S&B loads are hot, function 100%, and with sealed primers, consider them to be good to go for defensive use.


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S&B has always worked ok for me to re-load though sometimes it is necessary to swage the primer pocket before re-loading... that of course is a one time thing, once swaged you don't have to do it a second time...

I use a Dillon press for most of my loading, so I keep my RCBS press set up with a RCBS swaging set in it... makes the swaging quite fast.

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I shot a case of Geco .380 through a Ruger LCP and a S&W Bodyguard without any problems. I need to order more of it.




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Not .380, but I've shot most of 4 cases I bought without a hiccup. Probably have 300-400 rounds left, so after 3,500+ rounds I can say the 9mm is GTG. Didn't notice it being any snappier than the Blazer Brass or Federal I normally buy.



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what happened to " Buy American "? If you want to save money then take up reloading your own!
 
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When I bought the case of Geco, American manufactured .380 was impossible to find. And you need empty brass to reload anything.




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what happened to " Buy American "? If you want to save money then take up reloading your own!



 
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