Well, thanks to Luckygunner.com, I got to do an ammunition review one of Fiocchi’s newest offerings to the ammo world. What with the recent zombie craze and sudden rise in interest for prepping, Fiocchi came out with a brilliant plan to offer their high quality 230 grain FMJ .45 ACP loads in a sealed spam can for long term storage coupled with reliability.
A couple of things I really like about “Canned Heat” (that’s what they’re calling it) from Fiocchi in particular is how the ammo is stored loosely unlike boxed ammo stacked in rows requiring you to pull them out individually, AND unlike old school surplus ammo spam cans the sealed can has a pull tab on top much like a can of chunky soup or sardines. “Canned Heat” holds approximately 50 rounds of Fiocchi’s 230 grain FMJ loads, 100 of which fired flawlessly through the brand new KRISS Vector Carbine in .45 ACP. Firing any ammo through a brand new firearm is a recipe for some early kinks and malfunctions often resulting in a free pass, but the Fiocchi passed the test without a hitch and printed some of the most consistent velocities we saw in 3 different types of ammo that day. It also proved accurate printing a 5 shot group under 4 inches at 50 yards in a 20 MPH crosswind standing freehand with open sights. You’ll have to excuse me as I don’t have pictures to validate the event, but in my defense it was a frigid occasion and I was running out of daylight.
The Fiocchi “Canned Heat” gave an average velocity of 966 feet per second with variances occurring between 989-943 fps. This proved pretty hefty for the heavy rounded loads as the box only called for 830 feet per second. Though we realize the test estimates are most likely based on an auto pistol round with a barrel of just 4″-5″.
“Canned Heat” is unique in that not is it just a great ammo product, but it’s a shooter savvy product as well, giving those of us with a plan the ability to store our ammo in any environment care free of damage or the elements ruining our supply. Be sure to check out Luckygunner.com for awesome prices on IN STOCK AMMO! The video below explains the way they do business…