In 2006 the book “Cartridges of the World” announced that the 9x19mm Luger/Parabellum was “the most popular and widely used military handgun cartridge in the world.” Today the US Army continues to use the 9mm as their standard issue weapon the form of the Beretta M9 and it does seem accurate that the 9mm as a high level of use in certain branches of the military, but the use of the 9mm goes far beyond the military. In the civilian world the 9mm has become the most popular caliber for self-defense handguns, and certain government agencies that once turned away from the 9mm are now returning to it. No doubt about it, the 9mm is the favorite of countless gun owners in all walks of life, and if you’re one of them you probably need (or at least want) a big pile of ammo.
When you fire a lot of ammunition through your gun it can be tempting to purchase cheap rounds to save money. After all, you reason, when ammunition costs less you can buy more of it, spending even more time shooting, and that’s the difference, because it all goes “bang” right? The reality is that there is a difference, because if ammunition is cheaply made it has a tendency to be harder on your gun. That can mean it scrapes the barrel of your gun – something that will become increasingly obvious with time and affects more than just how your gun looks. And it might mean the ammunition isn’t allowed at your range; some ranges don’t allow certain types of ammo to be used for one reason or another. And some cheap rounds have substances painted on them that gunk up your gun’s action. When it comes right down to it, it’s worth spending a bit more for good quality ammo, especially when it means saving money in replacement parts and repairs down the road.
These 9mm rounds are 115 grain, so they’re lightweight for the cartridge size. Being lighter makes them capable of reaching greater speeds and also helps to maintain a lesser felt recoil. These are FMJ, Full Metal Jacket, rounds, so they won’t expand on impact, they simply strike home, penetrate, and keep on going. Each of these rounds has a muzzle velocity of 1145 feet per second and muzzle energy of 323 foot-pounds. There are a whopping 1000 target rounds in this box, so you’re going to be set for some excellent range time. This ammunition is great for target practice, shooting drills, and plinking. Estate is part of Federal; Federal ammunition is manufactured at their plant in Anoka, Minnesota. If you’re serious about improving your marksmanship, you want this case of ammo, so don’t want another minute; order now.
Review by Skipper Steve
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