rustyshacklefordsdeadbug-deacti  asked:

How much are common ammo prices there? What about common accessories? Plastic STANAG mags? Etc.

Shooting in Switzerland can be pretty cheap if you stay out the private/commercial ranges system and don’t care about having the last fashionable gadget. I.e., you can get a used SIG P220 for about CHF 400.- (when a Glock 17 will cost twice as much). A P210 is around CHF 1200.- in good shape these days, which is about the same as a SIG-Sauer P226.

Ordnance ammos are generally subsidized in most federal shooting societies - the cost of a 7.5x55 cartridge is between 0 and .40 francs, depending of the club.

Commercial ammunition costs a little more, of course ; quality 9x19 FMJ is around CHF 240.- / 1000, 5.56x45 is about CHF 450.- / 1000 - the same as 7,62x39 (but price can vary depending of the international situation ; recently prices went up because we have US imports instead of the banned Russian cartridges).

For some stupid reasons, we are stuck with La Hague Convention restrictions on ammunition.

Magazines for rifles are about CHF 20.- for the cheapest AR-15 ones, up to 150.- for the most costlier ; a standard F ass/Stgw 90, 20-round, magazine is about 65.-

If you want more detailed infos, you can browse Lagardère’s catalog :



Testing out the Spectre! The previous owner told me he’d never fired it (which I believe, based on its condition) but I’m not the type to let a gun sit in a safe unfired. It didn’t quite fit in my pistol case, so I partially disassembled it. I also brought my S&W 632 and my Dan Wesson Valor, which is my absolute favorite pistol.

As for the Spectre: the first target is 10 rounds of Aguila 124gr FMJ. The gun shot quite accurately with this ammo, but 2 shots in 30 failed to cock the hammer - they still fed and ejected without any jamming, but they were a hair underpowered for the action.

The second target is 15 more rounds of Aguila 124, fired quickly this time.

The third target is a full 30-round mag of American Eagle 147gr flat point, which the gun also liked. Absolutely no failures of any sort, which was surprising given the different bullet geometry.

The last target is 20 rounds of Freedom Munitions 115gr FMJ reloads, and holy shit I couldn’t hit a thing with this. I actually didn’t photograph the first FM 115 target I shot because it was so bad that I figured I was just getting used to the gun still, but no, I think the gun just really doesn’t like this stuff. I’m not sure it’s the ammo’s fault, since I’ve shot cases of this stuff through a 92F and G19 with no issue, but this particular gun hates it.

Absolutely no magazine-related failures all day! I honestly figured the weirdo quad stack mag would give me trouble but it never did. I’m actually kind of overjoyed.