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.
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Speer LE Gold Dot G2 9mm 147 Grain JHP – 50 Rounds$48.50
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 54226 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 076683542267 Cost Per Round 97.0¢ per round
This 9mm cartridge by Speer is optimized for self-defense in every conceivable way. Its 147 grain bullet is hefty for its caliber, and thus able to penetrate deeply -- that trait is nicely complemented by the bullet’s electrochemically bonded jacket and alloyed lead core, which are essentially inseparable even if they must penetrate some of the most rugged urban barriers around.
Of course, penetration alone isn’t enough when it comes to personal protection. The Gold Dot G2 bullet has a special, shallow nose cavity that contains soft elastomer. During penetration, that elastomer works its way down to the core’s fissures, forcing them apart to commence catastrophic yet even expansion. As a bonus, the elastomer prevents the cavity from clogging and thus losing its potency on impact.
This round’s brass casing is plated with low friction nickel, preventing rapid firing from causing a jam which you’d find most inconvenient during a life or death altercation. The casing is furthermore corrosion resistant, and more easily perceived when you perform a chamber check in the dark.
Speed Gold Dot 9mm +P 124 Grain JHP - 50 Rounds$50.85
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 $1.02 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.
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Review by Handley (Posted on 5/4/2020)