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.
Posts: 887 | Location: North Carolina | Registered: December 14, 2019
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.
Posts: 4483 | Location: NH | Registered: January 22, 2005
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,
Posts: 6633 | Location: Virginia | Registered: December 23, 2010
I see this is a month or so old but I am bored... NO issues ever with Geco 9mm 124gr, 38 spl or 32ACP. I have shot a lot of it. In fact Gecco and Selior and Belot are the cleanest ammo I have found. Gecco is also a little hotter than others. I have used it in my Hungarian Frommer Stop that requires a 7.65 hot load that is no longer made (from what I have read) Gecco 32 ACP works fine in it. Others won't cycle the slide consistently.
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Posts: 89 | Location: NE Ohio Willoughby | Registered: December 13, 2018
GECO used to be an excellent brand when it was made in Germany, NORMA (Sweden) as well. I am not so much a fan since the Ammotec takeover of these companies. Now when you buy GECO (and I assume Norma) it could be made at any RUAG plant.
Posts: 909 | Location: Ohio | Registered: May 11, 2008
I only have some 45ACp and it was first class. Always possible of bad run or incompatibility with your weapon although I have never had that happen to me ever with any handgun ammo. I have had some mismatch of rifle ammo to some gas guns but that can be a normal occurrence.
I shoot a lot of GECO in .32 and 9mm. Good ammo - have a fair amount in .22, good ammo always goes bang and decent grouping from my 10/22 - but it is dirty. The .32 and 9mm has been reliable cannot recall a failure.
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Posts: 1999 | Location: South Florida | Registered: December 24, 2007