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Best 9mm Ammo in 2020

9mm Parabellum

9mm ammo is widely considered to be one of the most popular handgun ammunition in the world. In 2007, Newsweek claimed that “about 60 percent of the firearms in use by police are 9mms” and credited 9×19mm Parabellum pistol sales with making semiautomatic pistols more popular than revolvers.

Originally designed by Georg Luger and released in 1902 by German weapon manufacturer Deutsche Waffen-und Munitionsfabriken (DWM), for the Luger automatic pistol. Often known as the 9x19mm Parabellum and the 9mm Luger. The word Parabellum comes from the Latin phrase “Si vis pacem, para bellum” which translates to “If you seek peace, prepare for war”. Which was also the motto of Deutsche Waffen-und Munitionsfabriken.

Types of 9mm Ammunition

Used in a wide variety of situations such as in military, law enforcement, and by civilians for self defense, and competition. With advancements in firearm technology 9mm ammo comes in a wide range of types

  • Full Metal Jacket (FMJ): Most common variant, the FMJ uses a lead bullet that is encased in another hard metal. Great for the gun range!
  • Jacketed Hollow Point (JHP): Similar to the Full Metal Jacket the JHP also features a lead bullet with a hollow point on the inside. Upon impact on a target these bullets expand on impact. Can be used in many situations.
  • Ballistic Tips: Excellent usage for pistol hunting
  • Open Tip Match (OTM): Similar to the Hollow Points, the OTM are used in high level target shooting and in competitions.
  • Unjacketed: Simple and to the point. The unjacketed 9mm features a lead bullet with no exterior casing.
9mm FMJ
9mm FMJ

Best 9mm Full Metal Jacket Ammo

SELLIER & BELLOT 9mm Makarov 95 Grain

Producing ammunition for almost two centuries Sellier & Bellot are true master craftsmen. Cased in brass, box primed, and re-loadable. It is sealed for moisture protection and is packed in oil resistant boxes for extended storage life. Let’s take a look a some key stats.

Muzzle Velocity (FPS): 1017

Muzzle Energy (ft lbs): 218

With our experience the ammo feeds super clean, and always performs at a high level. Perfect for the range or in competition.

Best 9mm Hollow Point Ammo

G9 AMMO 9mm Full Stop Hollow Point

Developed with defense in mind. Standard Hollow Point, that consistently opens and stays perpendicular to the media rather than folding back even further and getting smaller. This creates a multitude of advantages for a defensive handgun munition.

Most noticeably, is the fact that it cannot experience jacket separation. In conventional ammunition, the jacket often separates from the core spoiling any chance of uniform terminal performance.

This is not the case with the G9’s machined solid copper projectiles. Some key stats.


Muzzle Velocity (FPS): 1100

Best 9mm Ballistic Tip

HORNADY Critical Defense 380 ACP 90 Grain

The patented Flex Tip technology used in Critical Defense ammunition eliminates the clogging and inconsistency that often plagues hollow point bullets. Bullet delivers superior controlled expansion and large, deep wound cavities over a wide range of velocities.

Built with minimal muzzle flash to protect night vision. This ammunition was designed by Hornady to expand every single time. This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer primed, reloadable brass cases.

Made here in the USA.

G9 9mm Woodsman 124gr Ammunition

When there is a need for protection against anything that can be found in the wilderness, the Woodsman answers the call. It provides deep, straight penetration with the power to overcome thick hides and heavy bones making it an ideal handgun hunting choice.

Formed from solid copper and therefore displays fantastic accuracy and remarkable dependability in terminal performance. It not only penetrates deep, it creates a phenomenal cavitation.

Third party testing has proven the Woodsman design to be the largest would cavity producing munition in handgun calibers due to its unique and patented tip design. The Woodsman exhibits the works on contact performance that G9 has become known for.

Ammunition Cases

So you have all the best ammo, now you just need a place to store it. Protecting your firearm is one thing, but protecting your ammo is just as important. Make sure every round fires smoothly. Cases range in capacity from a handful of rounds all the way to a full-size field ammo case.

MTM CASE-GARD P-100 Series 100rd

MTM originated the 100 round flip-top handgun ammo boxes over 30 years ago. The MTM Case-Gard P-100 Series is the perfect ammo carrier for the handgunner who wants to spend several hours at the range.

Ideal for storing reloads. It has an easy to grip, scuff-resistant textured surface and is stackable. The Snap-Lok latch and full length mechanical hinge are guaranteed for 25 years. Calibers for each box are listed on the bottom of the box. Load label included.

Bullet UP or Down for: 9mm Luger, or 9mm Makarov

MTM Ammunition-Can Combo

MTM Ammunition-Can Combos include both an ammunition can and ammunition boxes, neatly organizing and storing bulk ammunition in a way that protects it from harmful elements. Each can’s lid snaps closed, shielding ammunition from water, dirt and other debris.

 Holds 1,000 rounds and fits 9mm Luger, 9mm Makarov, .38 S&W, .38 Short, .380 ACP, .30 Luger and 9x21mm.

RangeMaxx Ammunition Can

RangeMaxx Ammunition Cans are rugged containers for ammo storage, gun cleaning supplies or other gear. The handle folds down flat, and recesses on the lid provide a stable platform to stack one on another. O-ring keeps out dust, dirt and moisture.

To wrap up the 9mm ammunition are still king and one of the best selling cartridges. You really cant go wrong with the 9mm in any situation. Weather you are out in the wilderness on a hunt or just passing time on the weekend. The 9mm are the way to go.

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