OK, let’s try this again. If you saw my review of the Charter Arms Pitbull in .40S&W, you will understand the background to this review.
The sun actually came out for a while, so I headed to the range to put the 9mm version of Charter Arms Pitbull through its paces.
I had a variety of ammunition to try in it: Remington UMC 115gr FMJ, Remington 115gr JHP, Black Hills 115gr JHP, Federal Nyclad 124gr, Hornady 115gr and 147gr XTP hollowpoints.
The parts seemed to fit fine, and the trigger pull seemed slightly lighter than the .40S&W version. So far, so good.
From Remington’s website:
“Product Safety Recall Notice
REMINGTON .223 62 GR (MATCH) HOLLOW POINT AMMUNITION WITH
LOT NOS. H03RAI, H04RDI, H16NAI or H17NDI
Remington has determined that four (4) Lot Numbers of its .223 Remington 62 Gr Hollow Point (Match) Ammunition may have been improperly loaded. The four (4) Lot Numbers are identified above. Improper loading may cause a malfunction of the cartridge when the firearm is fired resulting in higher than normal pressures. This malfunction may result in damage to the firearm, serious personal injury or death.
From the Cheaper Than Dirt Blog – news that there’s a problem with certain lots of Winchester Ranger .223 Ammo:
Winchester ammunition has issued a recall for certain lot numbers of its .223 caliber Ranger ammunition. This recall only affects .223 caliber Ranger ammunition loaded with 64 grain Power-Point bullets.
Olin Corporation, through its Winchester Division, is recalling six (6) lots of its RANGER® 223 Remington 64 Grain Power-Point® (PP) centerfire rifle ammunition (Symbol Number RA223R2).
Lot Numbers (last four characters): DK01, DK11, DK21, DK31, DK41, and DK51
Remington has announced a recall of some lots of .22 Hornet ammunition.
Do Not Use Remington .22 Hornet 45 Gr PSP Ammunition
Lot Numbers J29EAI, J29EBI, J30EAI, J30EBI or K01JDI
According to the recall notice: “Remington has determined that five Lots of its .22 Hornet 45Gr PSP ammunition may have improper powder charge weights. The five Lot Numbers are identified above. Improper powder charge weights may result in a malfunction of the cartridge when the firearm is fired. This malfunction may result in a bullet being lodged in the barrel creating an obstruction. If another round is fired with an obstruction in the barrel, a barrel burst may occur. A barrel burst could result in property damage, serious personal injury or death.”
So, not an overcharge but rather an undercharge. Still a problem.
Spread the word. It isn’t the most popular round, but we can’t be too careful.