There isn’t much better than a Saturday afternoon in the Spring at the range, with the satisfying ping of steels being hit. It is just about the most therapeutic way to put a rough week behind you and regain mental focus. When it comes to handguns, the 9mm is just about the best way to ping those steels.
Another legacy cartridge, the 9mm has been around for a long, long time. Initially the favorite of Europeans, it was slow to move across the Atlantic and find favor among Americans who have long preferred big, heavy cartridges which pack a pounding. The 9mm is not particularly big or heavy, and has never been considered overpowered. But nobody can argue its staying power and effectiveness. With advances in modern bullet design and propellants, law enforcement agencies are starting to drift away from the industry standard .40 S&W back to the 9mm because it is cheaper, has high capacity, and is utterly controllable for just about any shooter of any size.
Shooting enthusiasts have followed suit, perhaps even faster than professionals, because they feel the difference in their wallets. 9mm averages several cents less expensive per round than .40 S&W, and about half the cost of the .45 ACP. Considering shot that shot placement is widely considered to be the most important component in defensive shooting, it stands to reason that a shooter can get a lot more practice in shot placement by opting for the 9mm over its larger counterparts, and quite frankly, leads to more enjoyable shooting sessions.
The bulk pack of 250 rounds of 124 grain FMJ by American Quality Ammunition is just about the best way possible to tighten up your groups, coming in at less than $0.22 per round. This is your ticket to a long day at the range without emptying your bank account.
Posted On: 5/30/16 By: ernie mccuistian