I've used lots of the Federal aluminum stuff, in 9mm and 45acp, and it's always been excellent, not even so much as an inconsistent sound or recoil from a round. I've also used lots of the Perfecta, mostly in 9mm, but a fair amount in 45,38,357,and even a few 223's, and it's also been 100%. My best old shooting bud has also fired all of these (but he's a reloader, so not as much as I have), and he reports zero issues,as well. Not too long ago, I was looking for a little inexpensive break-in/test ammo for a new toy, and all Walmart had for the cheap stuff was this 150-rd box of steel cased, US-made Winchester 9mm, which was a pretty good over-the-counter price at around $28. I couldn't find fault with that stuff, either.