9mm ammo has been a runaway favorite among concealed carriers and police agencies. In fact, 9x19 is one of the older handgun cartridges on the market with a history dating all the way back to the early 1900's. The Luger round was used extensively by the Germans in the P08 and P38 handguns. In the U.S., the cartridge can be considered something of a sleeper hit in its early years, only achieving major popularity in the 1980's with the rise of CCW and semiautomatic pistols.
The 9mm Luger ammo you'll find for sale here at Widener's typically features 115, 124, or 147 grain bullets. Heavier bullets offer strong penetration but lower muzzle velocities, with the 147 grain version falling into the subsonic range. 115 or 124 grain jacketed hollow points from Speer, Federal, Winchester, and many other manufacturers produce a muzzle velocity of around 1,100 feet per second and produce relatively mild recoil while still delivering excellent terminal performance. If you like to shoot centerfire ammo in high volumes, the low cost and low recoil of the 9mm makes it your best bet! Generally, you can expect rounds loaded with full metal jacket bullets to be cheaper than the hollow point defensive counterparts with your best buy coming in bulk.
There have been many handguns chambered for the 9mm Luger, but the most popular for concealed carry today are typically compact pistols like the SIG P938, Glock 43, S&W M&P Shield, Springfield XDs, Ruger LC9, and Kahr CW9. Be sure to take a look at our in-stock 9mm ammo below.
Want to learn more? Check out this article to find out what the best 9mm ammo for you.
Barnaul 9mm 115 Grain FMJ – 500 Rounds$265.00
Manufacturer Barnaul Condition New Bullet Weight 115 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Steel Quantity 500 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Primer Type Berdan Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode R042620218924 Cost Per Round 53.0¢ per round
Barnaul’s Russian-made 9mm ammo is a swell choice for any kind of recreational shooting. It’s also a great pick if you’re trying to save money, because this ammo replaces copper with steel!
This round sports a 115 grain FMJ bullet. It’s loaded to a fast muzzle velocity, so you’re going to see some flat trajectories, and it’s also outfitted with a bimetal jacket. All this means is that the jacket is made out of steel beneath its copper washed exterior. That makes it more budget-friendly, to be sure, but it also makes it magnetic!
You will not be paying for any brass when you order this case of 9mm ammo. In true Russian fashion, Barnaul loads steel cases. Steel is less supple than brass, so it deforms too much to be used for handloading and it also allows more carbon fouling to enter a pistol’s chamber. These rounds cycle more smoothly courtesy of their steel cases’ lacquer coatings, and their Berdan primers are non-corrosive to prevent rusting.
Winchester Forged 9mm 115 Grain FMJ - 750 Rounds$415.00
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 115 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Steel Quantity 750 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Manufacturer SKU WIN9S Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 00020892222168 Cost Per Round 55.3¢ per round
750 rounds of Winchester 9mm Luger (9x19) ammo that'll have your gun firing for a while and your face smiling for even longer! The Boxer primer, 115 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) bullet and Steel cases on these New rounds make for the perfect companion for plinking at the range. Pick up some rounds today and you'll get fast shipping along with Widener's world class service.
IMI 9mm 115 Grain FMJ – 1000 Rounds$595.00
Manufacturer Israeli Military Industries Condition New Bullet Weight 115 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Manufacturer SKU IMI9mm115FMJ Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 9mm115FMJIMC Cost Per Round 59.5¢ per round
The First Lebanon War. The Six-Day War. Operation Protective Edge. Time and time again, IMI’s small arms ammunition has proven itself capable of serving in combat. We expect you have far more peaceful plans for this Israeli-made 9mm ammunition – and it will serve those well, too!
This round has the 9mm’s lightweight 115 grain bullet. It will function correctly in any make and model firearm, and its smaller size means it will exit a pistol’s barrel at a velocity of 1,280 fps. That’s beyond supersonic, which is why this ammo delivers the flat trajectories you need for an easier time landing bullseyes.
The bullet’s full metal jacket design is optimized for dependable feeding and clean, accurate performance. It won’t expand to deal greater damage to a threat and anchor itself inside them – but you don’t want to spend more for terminal ballistics which you won’t need during target practice, anyway!
IMI does not put steel in their ammo components. This ammo accordingly features nonmagnetic bullets and reloadable brass cases. A small application of red sealant protects these rounds’ primers from water infiltration during storage, and as new production ammo these rounds’ Boxer primers are completely non-corrosive.
Fiocchi 9mm 147 Grain FMJ - 50 Rounds$29.95
Manufacturer Fiocchi Condition New Bullet Weight 147 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Manufacturer SKU 9APD Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 762344026923 Cost Per Round 59.9¢ per round
While this 9mm Luger ammunition can serve well as a range load for any handgun chambered in this caliber, it is particularly well-suited to suppressed firearms.
With a subsonic muzzle velocity of 975 feet per second, this ammo is powerful enough to cycle semi-automatic firearms while avoiding the sound barrier and allowing the suppressor to provide maximum noise dampening. These cartridges fire heavy 147 grain full metal jacket bullets.
Fiocchi ammo is made in both the USA and Italy using non-corrosive Boxer primers and reloadable brass cases.
Speer Lawman 9mm 147 Grain TMJ – 1000 Rounds$599.00
Manufacturer Speer Condition New Bullet Weight 147 Grain Bullet Type Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Use Type indoor range shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Manufacturer SKU 53620 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 10076683536201 Cost Per Round 59.9¢ per round
Speer Lawman ammo is the ideal training load for those who carry Speer's widely acclaimed Gold Dot defensive hollow points. Lawman rounds are designed to produce the same recoil and external ballistics as their Gold Dot counterparts, making cost-effective, realistic training easier to accomplish.
Each 9mm Luger cartridge in this case of 1,000 fires a 147 grain total metal jacket bullet at a muzzle velocity of 985 feet per second. This ammunition also works well with suppressors due to its subsonic velocity.
Speer ammo is loaded in Lewiston, Idaho using reloadable brass cases and non-corrosive Boxer primers.
Winchester 9mm 115 Grain FMJ – 500 Rounds$299.85
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 115 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 500 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Manufacturer SKU Q4172 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 40020892201987 Cost Per Round 60.0¢ per round
This 9mm Luger ammo is a great stand-in for expensive hollow points on the range as it uses a slightly more powerful load than typical target ammunition. Each cartridge in this case of 500 fires a 115 grain full metal jacket bullet at 1,190 feet per second. This is standard pressure ammo and will work safely in older or subcompact firearms.
Winchester "white box" ammunition is widely used for target shooting and self-defense practice due to its reliability, accuracy, and low cost. It uses non-corrosive Boxer primers and brass cases.
In business since the 1860s, Winchester is one of the top American ammo manufacturers and has a long history of supplying gun owners, the military, and law enforcement with dependable products for training, hunting, and defense. Winchester ammo has been produced in Oxford, Mississippi since 2011.
Lightning fast shipping and fairly priced
I own a Springfield EMP 9MM that won't shoot reloads so I ordered 500 rounds of Winchester 9MM 115 grain bullets for practice. I was amazed at how fast they arrived. They shoot well in all my 9MM's. Thumbs up to Wideners for great service again.
Review by Texas Redneck (Posted on 5/28/2020)
Speer Lawman 9mm 124 Grain TMJ RN – 1000 Rounds$620.00
Manufacturer Speer Condition New Bullet Weight 124 Grain Bullet Type Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Use Type indoor range shooting Casing Type Brass Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Manufacturer SKU 53651 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 10076683536515 Cost Per Round 62.0¢ per round
Speer Lawman ammunition is a cost-effective training load designed to produce the same ballistics and recoil as Speer's widely used Gold Dot defensive hollow points. This allows for economical yet realistic practice for law enforcement officers and citizens alike.
Each 9mm Luger cartridge in this case of 1,000 fires a 124 grain total metal jacket bullet at a muzzle velocity of 1,090 feet per second. This is a standard pressure load that will work well in compact firearms and produce relatively mild recoil.
This ammunition is manufactured in Speer's longtime home of Lewiston, Idaho using reloadable brass cases and non-corrosive Boxer primers.
Speer Lawman 9mm 100 Grain RHT Frangible – 50 Rounds$31.85
Manufacturer Speer Condition New Bullet Weight 100 Grain Bullet Type Frangible Use Type indoor range shooting, plinking at the range, steel target plinking Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Manufacturer SKU 53365 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 076683533654 Cost Per Round 63.7¢ per round
We know you’re one tough cookie. You can shovel out your driveway in five minutes using only a tablespoon, and snakes have to go to the hospital after biting you. But however tough you are, you don’t want splash-back bombarding your face with shrapnel while you’re training indoors or on steel targets. That’s why you want Speer’s Lawman Reduced Hazard Training 9mm ammo.
This 9mm round’s bullet is made out of metal copper powder instead of traditional solid lead and copper. When it hits something hard like a wall, rock, or steel gong it simply crumbles away into dust, removing the risk of splash-back and resultant injury virtually altogether. To sweeten the deal this round’s lead-free bullet and lead-free primer work hand in hand to promote a cleaner shooting environment – especially indoors where you could easily wind up breathing in harmful lead vapors!
This round’s bullet doesn’t weigh much at 100 grains, so its muzzle velocity is pretty high at 1,270 fps (out of a 4” test barrel). That’s great when you want a flat trajectory – at 100 yards the bullet should still boast a four digit velocity and only have dropped by about 7.5”.
This is ammo for professionals, but even an amateur can appreciate Speer’s high quality brass case, consistently loaded propellant, and expert loading techniques.
Good product-way too expensive
9mm is the only cartridge that I do not reload, so I buy a few rounds for tuning up and practice. The price is way too high for much shooting.
Review by Gritty (Posted on 6/14/2021)
As everything else is gone good to practice with as don't go too far
Review by John (Posted on 11/25/2020)
Winchester USA Ready 9mm 115 Grain FMJ FN – 500 Rounds$319.85
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 115 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket Flat Nose (FMJFN) Use Type match or precision shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 500 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Manufacturer SKU RED9 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 020892226531, 00020892226531 Cost Per Round 64.0¢ per round
This 9mm cartridge from Winchester features its caliber’s lightest factory loaded projectile at 115 grains. If you prefer that weight for self-defense, as many do for its lower recoil that facilitates fast follow-up shots, then you’ll appreciate how this round will give you a realistic feel for what may one day become the most important cartridge you’ve ever fired. A USA Ready bullet’s profile has been meticulously engineered to promote accurate performance, and furthermore works to smooth out feeding in a semi-automatic weapon. This is a flat nose projectile, the ideal for shooting a paper target when you want to spot your results without the aid of binoculars or an electric switch, as well as when you’d like to score your shots without interpreting a torn up target.
The care with which this round has been loaded suits it for competition as well. Winchester’s own expertly formed brass casing holds a consistent propellant charge, which along with this round’s match grade primer will make every shot perform interchangeably with the one before and after it.
Federal Classic Hi-Shok 9mm 115 Grain JHP - 1000 Rounds
Regular Price: $750.00
Special Price: $700.00
Manufacturer Federal Condition New Bullet Weight 115 Grain Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Use Type home defense Casing Type Brass Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Manufacturer SKU 9BP Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 50029465088168 Cost Per Round 70.0¢ per round
This is a great choice for 9mm personal defense ammo to add in to your stash. Federal's Hi-Shok is an older classic design that feeds well in all ages of pistol and has features which form the basis of most modern jacketed hollow-point (JHP) designs. These 115 grain Hi-Shok bullets match the weight of the most common practice rounds for the caliber so that your plinking sessions share consistent recoil and flight characteristic with this premium defense ammo. The projectiles have a narrow cavity at the tip with segments in the copper jacket leading up to it which assist in expansion even when fired at low velocities out of short-barreled carry pistols. This expansion nearly doubles the diameter of the round after impact and creates a wide wound channel for faster incapacitation which is desired for threatening situations.
These 9x19mm cartridges are assembled using non-corrosive Boxer primers and reloadable brass casings. The casings are crimped firmly to the bullets' toothed cannelure which helps to prevent setback and dud rounds after repeat chambering while also maintaining consistent bullet seat and overall accuracy. Federal Premium is a well-respected name in American ammo production and offers quality products that are highly sought out by hunters, competitive shooters, law enforcement agencies, and private citizens alike.
Prvi Partizan 9mm Luger 147 Grain JHP - 50 Rounds$38.85
Manufacturer Prvi Partizan Condition New Bullet Weight 147 Grain Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Use Type home defense Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Manufacturer SKU PPD92 Primer Type Boxer Cost Per Round 77.7¢ per round
If you own a handgun that takes 9mm Luger ammunition, make sure you have reliable cartridges by ordering this 50-round box from Prvi Partizan. These cartridges are loaded with 147-grain jacketed hollow point ammunition. They are not only expanding rounds, they’re one of the heavier bullets loaded into a 9mm Luger case. This means they have tremendous stopping power as well as reliable terminal performance.
The bullets come out of the barrel with a speed of over 1,000 feet per second and maintain excellent velocities, even to 50 yards and beyond. With accurate performance and relatively-flat trajectories for a handgun round, these cartridges are excellent for both hunting and self defense. Make sure you are loading the right rounds for your needs; order this box for consistent and dependable performance.
Prvi Parizan is one of the top names in global ammunition. This Serbian company has excellent cartridges for pistols, revolvers, and rifles, as well as dependable reloading supplies and information.
Fiocchi 9mm 124 Grain JHP - 50 Rounds$39.50
Manufacturer Fiocchi Condition New Bullet Weight 124 Grain Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Use Type home defense Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Manufacturer SKU 9APBHP Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 762344706443 Cost Per Round 79.0¢ per round
A suitable load for both defense and target shooting, this 9mm Luger ammunition from Fiocchi delivers good performance at a reasonable price. Each box contains 50 cartridges.
Each cartridge in this 50-round box fires a medium weight 124 grain jacketed hollow point bullet at 1,100 feet per second. 124 grain bullets balance expansion with penetration and are popular for concealed carry. This is a standard pressure load that works well in compact firearms.
Fiocchi ammo is loaded in both the USA and Italy and uses non-corrosive primers and reloadable brass casings.
Remington Golden Saber 9mm 124 Grain JHP - 25 Rounds$27.85
Manufacturer Remington Condition New Bullet Weight 124 Grain Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Use Type home defense Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass Quantity 25 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Manufacturer SKU GS9MMB Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 047700165707 Cost Per Round $1.11 per round
Remington Gold Saber is one of the most trusted and sought after loads for personal defense and Law Enforcement. Each engineered hollow point projectile results in match-grade accuracy and reduced barrel friction. This design contains a driving band that locks the jacket and core together for maximum weight retention. These rounds fire a muzzle velocity of 1,125 feet per second and deliver amazing terminal performance.
Remington prides itself on this particular line of ammunition and the bullet design. With a spiral nose-cut bullet, the projectile mushrooms out at lower velocities without compromising penetration and terminal performance. Remington has over 200 years of experience in delivering excellence - get your excellent ammo today!
Speer LE Gold Dot 9mm 124 Grain JHP – 50 Rounds$58.00
Manufacturer Speer Condition New Bullet Weight 124 Grain Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Use Type home defense Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Manufacturer SKU 53618 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 076683536181 Cost Per Round $1.16 per round
Many concealed carriers and police officers trust Speer Gold Dot hollow points to deliver when they need to protect themselves. These 9mm Luger cartridges are a particularly well-liked choice because they fire a balanced weight 124 grain bullet that offers a strong combination of expansion and penetration. This is a standard pressure load producing a muzzle velocity of 1,150 feet per second; it will produce relatively mild recoil even in compact firearms.
Gold Dot bullets are formed using a molecularly bonded jacket and core as well as an expansion cavity constructed in two stages and customized for the caliber and weight of the projectile. They have virtually zero risk of core-jacket separation.
Speer Gold Dot ammunition is loaded in Lewiston, Idaho using nickel-plated brass cases. The non-corrosive primers are made by Speer's sister company CCI, also based in Lewiston, and are well known for their reliability. Each box contains 50 cartridges.
Speed Gold Dot 9mm +P 124 Grain JHP - 50 Rounds$58.00
Manufacturer Speer Condition New Bullet Weight 124 Grain Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Use Type home defense Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Manufacturer SKU 53617 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 076683536174 Cost Per Round $1.16 per round
Countless gun owners and law enforcement officers trust Speer Gold Dots for their self-defense needs. Gold Dot cartridges feature bullets with a molecularly bonded design and caliber-optimized expansion profiles. They are one of the top choices for police departments in the US.
Each cartridge in this box of 50 fires a medium weight 124 grain hollow point bullet at 1,220 feet per second. This is a +P load and should be used only in firearms rated for the increased pressures. In a self-defense situation, the added velocity gained by +P ammo provides stronger expansion at the cost of increased recoil and muzzle blast. Larger firearms will generally handle these downsides better than compact ones.
Speer Gold Dots are made in Lewiston, Idaho, where Speer has been headquartered for over 50 years. They use non-corrosive Boxer primers and reloadable brass cases with nickel plating for enhanced durability.
Excellent product fast dhipping
Always a pleasure to buy from these guys
Review by Handley (Posted on 5/4/2020)
Underwood 9mm 90 Grain Xtreme Defender – 20 Rounds$23.85
Manufacturer Underwood Condition New Bullet Weight 90 Grain Bullet Type Solid Copper Use Type home defense Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Manufacturer SKU 815 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 816874020125 Cost Per Round $1.19 per round
A bullet doesn’t need to expand in order to produce a much wider wound channel than its original diameter alone could account for. This 9mm ammunition by Underwood proves it!
This round features the 90 grain Xtreme Defender projectile. It is very light because it is lead-free, and its monolithic copper design at once makes it clean-shooting, balanced and extremely resilient. The Xtreme Defender punches through barriers easily, so it can reliably reach threats that are shielded by thick clothing, wallboard or even auto glass.
The Xtreme Defender lacks a nose cavity. Its nose profile makes it easier for a semi-automatic to feed without jamming, and it is also immune to becoming plugged up with debris. The monolithic bullet has multiple radial flutes machined around its tip. These force any fluid which the bullet comes into contact with to rapidly jet outward, creating a wide and instantaneous wound cavity that will quickly neutralize even the most determined threat. The Xtreme Defender consistently penetrates to depths as great as 18”, thus assuring a clean break to the vitals.
Underwood loads this 9mm ammo with nickel-plated brass cases for superior corrosion resistance and more reliable cycling through a semi-auto. They also load low-flash propellant that will preserve your night vision – very helpful in case you ever have to defend yourself in the dark.
Speer Gold Dot LE 9mm 147 Grain JHP - 50 Rounds$59.85
Manufacturer Speer Condition New Bullet Weight 147 Grain Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Use Type home defense Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Manufacturer SKU 53619 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 076683536198 Cost Per Round $1.20 per round
Speer is one of the best manufacturers out there. For years, they have supplied police forces around America with ammunition, making Speer a great and recognized name in ammo. However, not only do they supply law enforcement with ammo, they sell the same ammo to the public, so you know that when you buy Speer ammo, you are getting high quality, high performing ammo.
Don't miss out on this great self defense ammo from Speer. With Speer Gold Dot LE jacketed hollow point ammo, you will not only have accurate and reliable ammo, but with the jacketed hollow point bullets, you will have amazing expansion for greater stopping power and damage. Firing at 990 feet per second, these 147 grain rounds will get the job done.
Good friendly service and knows the ammo business.
Good company to do business to purchase ammunition. My customer service person is very customer friendly. I would recommend this company to another person.
Review by Doc (Posted on 5/24/2021)
Federal LE Tactical 9mm +P 124 Grain HST JHP - 50 Rounds$59.85
Manufacturer Federal Condition New Bullet Weight 124 Grain Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Use Type home defense Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Manufacturer SKU P9HST3 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 029465098063 Cost Per Round $1.20 per round
Developed in the German Empire in 1902, the 9mm quickly became one of the most popular rounds in the world. Used all through countless wars and by many different law enforcement agencies, the 9mm has been proven for over a century of extensive use.
Since 1922, Federal has been producing some of America's favorite ammo through their high quality manufacturing and competitive price points. Whether you want something premium for self defense or economical for range training, Federal has the option for you. All of their ammo is loaded in the USA.
These 9mm +P rounds feature 124 grain HST jacketed hollow point projectiles that offer controlled expansion and adequate penetration. Each bullet leaves the barrel around 1,150 feet per second and is pressed into a premium nickel-plated brass casing that is reloadable. These are great rounds for self defense applications.
Top shelf ammunition
Top of the line ammunition, and very hard to come by.
Widener's had it, and didn't price-gouge either.
Review by Rural Hick (Posted on 6/2/2021)
Great service- Great ammo
The Wideners team are great!
As far as the ammunition, as far as I am concerned there is no better personal defense ammo in any caliber than Federal HST. More and more law enforcement agencies are adopting this format. That in itself is enough to know it performs when needed and possibly a critical point when you are scrutinized when you have to use it. All of my carry weapons are loaded with HST rounds .
When your life depends on it, defend yourself with confidence in HST.
Review by BrokeGunner (Posted on 1/6/2021)
Quick and reliable
The whole process was stress free. Went online to the website, ordered the ammo i needed, and got it in the mail a short time later. Very reliable and would definitely buy from them again!
Review by Defense (Posted on 8/17/2020)
Underwood 9mm +P 90 Grain Xtreme Defender – 20 Rounds$24.75
Manufacturer Underwood Condition New Bullet Weight 90 Grain Bullet Type Specialty Use Type home defense Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Manufacturer SKU 816 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 816874020132 Cost Per Round $1.24 per round
The Xtreme Defender bullet is specially designed for self-defense applications – although it does not expand inside soft tissue. Instead of a hollow point nose cavity the bullet features multiple flutes in its shank. These engage soft tissue and jet them outward to create a cavernous wound cavity.
The 90 grain bullet is made out of solid copper. It can’t deposit lead residue inside a semi-auto’s barrel, its nose profile promotes more reliable feeding, and it’s immune to becoming clogged up with debris that could have impacted a hollow point bullet’s terminal performance. So resilient a bullet penetrates soft tissue as deeply as 18” – which falls right within the FBI’s test protocol guidelines.
Underwood makes their Xtreme Defender round even more reliable by loading it with a nickel-plated brass case. This slick plating generates very little friction as the round feeds and extracts, which helps to prevent jamming. Nickel is furthermore corrosion resistant, and its sheen makes the round easier to see in the chamber under poor lighting.
9mm +P ammunition is loaded to a higher pressure than regular 9mm. That gives this round a flatter trajectory, as well as more energy to exert throughout impact and subsequent penetration. Modern 9mm handguns can safely absorb an overpressure round’s greater energy, but please check if your firearm is rated for +P before firing this ammo in it.