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Thread: SHOT SHOW 2013 PolyCase polymer cased pistol ammo

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    SHOT SHOW 2013 PolyCase polymer cased pistol ammo

    ht tp://polycaseammunition.com/

    PolyCase has a line of ammunition that features a polymer case (with aluminum extractor rim), rather than the traditional brass or steel case.


    While this idea has been tried many times over the years, PolyCase claims they are one of the few to actually get their product to market.

    The designer is from Spain, and Spanish law prevents civilian ownership of any NATO calibre, so currently there is no 9x19mm or 45ACP yet.
    The only ammo currently is .380, but production is moving to the USA and 9mm and 45ACP will start very soon, likely within 2 months.

    I had a chance to actually fire live rounds, rather than just admire inert show samples. It fires as well as any other ammo, as expected.
    One difference I did notice was an ejected case landed on my arm, and did not feel at all hot. A brass case would have been very hot.

    Advantages claimed are lighter weight, reduced cost (currently about the same as brass, but expected to drop once in full production), and the above noted lack of hot brass.
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    I guess non-reloadable , but corrosion-proof for long life.

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    Not intended to be reloaded, but possible, I was told.
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    Maybe it can be reloaded but with different tools? Seems awfully wasteful. Even steel cases can be recycled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tootall View Post
    Not intended to be reloaded, but possible, I was told.
    Well there you go.

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    Now here is An innovative product!! I am interested to try

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    Interesting.
    "Send it!"

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    While I welcome innovation, I don't see this system offering any signifigant advantage.

    Unless they can demonstrate that this offers an improvement over traditional brass or steel cased ammo, I can't see it selling.

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    I think it's intended to just be cheaper as mentioned (currently same price as brass, but cheaper after it gets into full production.); it'd have to be significantly cheaper. If it was I'd definitely buy 9mm by the crate if it were at a substantial savings :D

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    This would make sense for military use. It's cheap, lighter weight, and no hot brass hitting other troops when firing. They don't reload while at war, at least I don't think they do. But to get a military to use more plastic might be a tough sell at first.
    I would buy it

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