Review: HSM Remanufactured 9mm Luger Ammunition

          This isn’t a robust and well-rounded review. It’s just a simple and small data point on reliability for you to consider. I had purchased and fired 500 rounds of HSM’s remanufactered 9mm Luger ammunition (9x19mm/9mm Parabellum) about 9 months ago from the Sportsman’s Guide. They had a 500 round box for $75.99 which equals out to 15.2¢/round (not including taxes that my government is going to waste). This ammunition was very cheap compared to other brass-cased ammo. Granted, it is remanufactured ammo, which means that the cases are not new and have been used at least once before. Regardless, it still makes for good practice/plinking ammo. So, without further ado, I present to you guys the reliability data I gathered on HSM’s Remanufactured 9mm Luger ammunition.

          Like I said, I fired 500 rounds of this stuff. There was a total of 5 malfunctions. This means that this ammo functioned flawlessly 99.0% of the time. There were no catastrophic malfunctions or squib loads. And, honestly, that is what I feared when I first bought this ammo. Here is a further breakdown of the round count data. 

  • Springfield XDS: 252 rounds total
    • 2 failures-to-extract
  • FMK 9C1G2: 115 rounds total
    • 2 failures-to-eject
  • Mossberg MC1sc: 50 rounds total
    • 1 failures-to-eject
  • Swith & Wesson M&P: 50 rounds total
    • 0 failures
  • Swith & Wesson M&P M2.0: 33 rounds total
    • 0 failures
As you can see, there is a mix of headstamps in this batch. Also, some cases are nickel-plated.

          These specifications were provided by HSM.

  • Mfg. Number: 9MM-2R-FB
  • Muzzle Velocity: 1,180 FPS
  • Muzzle Energy: 356 ft⋅lb
  • Bullet Weight: 115 grain
  • Bullet Style: Full Metal Jacket
  • Case Type: Brass
  • Primer Type: Boxer primed, reloadable, non-corrosive 

          Thanks for reading this article. I put time into making sure that it was well constructed. If you have any questions, comments, or criticisms then do not hesitate to post them down below. I will try to answer any questions as soon as I can.