August 09, 2006

Free makes it good.

It’s nice making friends with people that work the gun counters in sporting goods stores. Besides the obvious reasons of discounts and inside tracks on firearms and ammo, you get the benefit of being the test subject for new products.

I had been visiting a local sporting goods store for a while now perusing their shooting supplies, buying ammo and just generally talking to the counter guys about various things… like, “How come you’re so much cheaper then that other big name sporting good store in town?� Today I go in and the guy working the counter sees me and waves me over. He pulls out a box of .38 ammo and says, “My supplier is trying to get us to start carrying this ammo. I don’t have any experience with it. I’ll give you a box if you test it and tell me what you think.�

Well hell yeah! I’m gonna take a free 50 rounds of .38 special full metal jacketed ammunition. He goes back to the stock room and brings out this box. I look at it, and start to have second thoughts. Why? 90% of the writing on the box is in Spanish! Aguila Ammunition. .38 especial. Cartuchos de fuego centrat. Detonador Non-Corr/Non-Corr Priming Mantengase fuera del alcance de los ninos! But the price was right and I couldn’t pass it up.

So if any of you out there know anything about Aguila Ammunition, let me know. Other ways I’m going to find out first hand this weekend.

Posted by Contagion in Stories about me. at August 9, 2006 04:48 PM | TrackBack

Kim reviewed some Aguila on his old site, and IIRC, he gave it pretty good marks. I've shot the 22 ammo, and it's OK.

Posted by: og at August 9, 2006 06:22 PM

I shoot the .22 ammo in my tricked out Ruger 10/22. It is more accurate than is CCI Green Tag. The only .22 ammo more accurate than the Aguila in that Shilen barrel is the Eley match. Well, at least that I have tried so far.
I don't shoot much factory centerfire, as a matter of fact many of my irons have never had a factory round through them, but I wouldn't hesitate to put Aguila through any of my .38 or .357 revolvers or the Marlin carbine.

Posted by: Peter at August 11, 2006 09:29 PM