Light primer hits using Norinco 9mm?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by RedPepper2, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. RedPepper2

    RedPepper2 New Member

    Jun 20, 2009
    I purchased several rounds of 9x19mm Norinco 9mm several years ago. In firing the ammo I experience a light primer malfunction about every 12 rounds. Someone told me this ammo uses military hard primers and that is my probable cause of failures. I am using a M&P9C pistol. Anyone have any input on this subject?
  2. army mp

    army mp Member

    Jan 30, 2009
    western Pa,
    I don’t think its so much a Military Ammo issue as that its probably foreign Ammo. A lot of the Russian and Chinese stuff. They don’t have the standards we have here. The metals mixed are not as closely monitored. The quality just isn’t there.

  3. neilin

    neilin New Member

    Jan 26, 2009
    Clinton, MO
    I would save it for practice only, and buy some Winchester or Remington to see if they have the same problem. They probably won't. If the do then there is probably a problem with the gun.
  4. accident

    accident Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    middle GA
    I have a Norinco model 213 in 9x19mm.Don't think its the same model as yours,but I bought a case of Fiocchi.After maybe 150 rnds thru never a misfire.Just wish i could find an extra clip for it.
  5. cltbruce

    cltbruce New Member

    Apr 2, 2010
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