I was at the range breaking in my new 239 and needed another box of ammo. I asked for a box of .40 and the guy gave me this brand I've never heard of. It ran well at first...then went "bang--bang---pop". I noticed the slide never cycled so checked and had a case (fired) but not eject. So cleared it and went on shooting and then had another couple fail to eject with this brand so stopped using it. I had already fired a box of Seller-Benoit fmj, Winchester Ranger T, HST and Ranger Bonded with no problems so I'd say it was the ammo. Anyone else run into problems with Geco? I think I'll pass on using it for range ammo any more.
I’ve only used it in 9mm and a little of the 45. I’ve gone through about 4 or 5 cases of it - mostly 124Gr. No issues at all. I’m currently halfway through a case of the newer white boxed stuff, no issues yet.
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I've shot a good bit of Geco and never had any issues. I think it's a top tier ammo producer. I suppose anybody can have a bad batch, but I'd be more suspect of where it came from or how it was handled. Did the box look brand new? Worn or dirty? Where did you buy it?
When i first picked up my mpx carbine circa 2016. I ordered 3 cases of geco 115. They were drastically under powered for the mpx. Constant failures to eject. Tula 115, wolf 115, and other cheap ass ammo ran fine. Geco was a pain.
I ended up using it in pistols, with much the same issue. At the time i did not have a chrono, i bet they ere under 900fps, as most were clearly not supersonic.
I had geco 45 prior to that in ct, and thought it ran fine. Now i read the reviews more carefully.This message has been edited. Last edited by: DSgrouse,
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