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Pass the Ammo: T1 Ammunition Review by a Bianchi Cup Shooter

by The Loadout Room Jul 2, 2016
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Pass the Ammo: T1 Ammunition Review by a Bianchi Cup Shooter
T1 Ammunition has been in business for three years, having been established in May 2013. It is based upon the facility and the equipment of the now defunct Trophy Reloading Service in Sarasota, Florida. Its motto “Train, compete and defend” refers to its mission to support the military, law enforcement and competition shooters. Unlike huge conglomerates such as Remington, where ammunition manufacturing is only a part of the company, T1’s management and small staff provide hands on attention to each lot of ammunition that they manufacture.
It is this level of scrutiny that allows T1 to produce an outstanding product that is currently in use by local law enforcement, a NATO country’s special forces and the Glock Competition Pistol Team. Gary Silverthorn, the founder and CEO of T1, is a disabled veteran and a former member of special operations community. He brings over thirty years of military and defense contractor experience to the operation of the company.
Silverthorn’s commitment to excellence can be seen in T1’s exclusive use of new brass and total metal jacketed (TMJ) bullets. While some complain that TMJ bullets lack the jacket thickness of a full metal jacket (FMJ), the TMJ jacket completely surrounds the lead core of the bullet, to include the base. The result is less lead fouling in the gun barrel and less exposure of the shooter to lead during both the shooting and cleaning process. They are also consistent in weight; with a variation of only .1 grain for an average weight of 124 grains in the 124 grain TMJ 9mm round nose (RN) bullet as registered on a Hornady electronic scale.  The bullets were consistent in bullet weight and seating depth.
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