I was at the range today using one of my P320s. This one only has about 400 rounds through it, and with practice ammo it has been 100% perfect. I tried some HP ammo and there was a FTE on each round.
I am not sure which brand it was, but the head stamp shows a star, then a curved line or arrow, then a second star. After that, 9mm LUGER. This ammo was sitting in a mag for a while, and I do not remember what box it came in. So, any recommendations?
Update: Searching through my ammo I came across an unmarked box with few rounds. Inside was the cardboard marked end of a box of Buffalo Bore +P. They look the same, and have the same Starline headstamp. During the ammo shortage a few years ago, I purchased what I could get.
Thanks for all the replies, will stick with Gold Dot and Federal HST for now. Also this really shows how important it is to test your ammo in each pistol.This message has been edited. Last edited by: c1steve,
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Starline is great brass...and what you describe is indeed their headstamp. Is it possible you were shooting some reloads? If so, that opens up a very wide range of possible causes of your malfunctions.
My P320 carry (pretty much the same thing as your compact, but with a slightly longer grip) has been 100% with everything I've fed it. For Carry ammo, it's hard to beat a Federal HST. Speer Gold Dot or Sig VCrown are my other two options of preference.
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