9x18 Ammo (Makarov)
The 9mm Makarov, or "mak" as it is often called on the Internet, is a pistol cartridge best described as the Russian counterpart to the 9mm Luger in military usage. It is a much younger cartridge than its Western cousin, having been introduced in the late 1940s to replace the 7.62 Tokarev.
9x18mm Makarov ammunition typically sits between the .380 ACP and the 9mm in power, firing a light 95 grain full metal jacket bullet at a muzzle velocity in the 1,000-1,100 feet per second range. Self-defense loads firing jacketed hollow points are produced by only a few manufacturers but deliver respectable performance in the Makarov PM, the handgun typically used with them.
Due to its Soviet origins, the 9mm Makarov is often found in cost-effective steel-cased varieties such as those from Wolf and Barnaul's Bear series. Reloaders may prefer slightly more expensive but brass-cased alternatives from Prvi Partizan, Sellier & Bellot, or Winchester.
Wolf WPA Polyformance 9mm Makarov 94 Grain FMJ - 50 Rounds$19.85
Manufacturer Wolf Condition New Bullet Weight 94 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Steel Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 9mm Makarov (9x18mm) Primer Type Berdan Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode 645611918117 Cost Per Round 39.7¢ per round
These 9mm Makarov cartridges from WOLF are one of the best values you'll find. The PolyFormance coating gives the round smooth feeding, while dependable primers ensure consistent ignition of the powder, even in adverse conditions. These 94-grain rounds give you a muzzle velocity of 1,033 feet per second, while the bimetal jacket ensures consistent, reliable quality. With this package, you'll receive a single box containing 50 full metal jacket rounds for the range.
WOLF Performance Ammunition specializes in consistency and quality at an affordable price. They make rounds for high-volume target and competition shooters, allowing you to get the practice you need at a price you can afford. They have affordable options for most handguns, rifles, and shotguns.
The 9mm Makarov cartridge was invented in the Soviet Union after the second World War. Although it has been around for many decades, it remains one of the top ammo choices for many handgun owners in the U.S. and abroad. With excellent speed and energy, the round can be an effective tool for self defense.