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.
Tula 9mm Makarov 92 Grain FMJ - 50 Rounds$12.85
Manufacturer Tula Cartridge Works Condition New Bullet Weight 92 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Steel Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 9mm Makarov (9x18mm) Manufacturer SKU TA918092 Primer Type Berdan Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode 814950011593 Cost Per Round 25.7¢ per round
These 9x18mm rounds from TulAmmo are perfect for practice with the Makarov, FEG PA-63, and many other Cold War surplus pistols. The Tula Arms Plant is Russia's largest and oldest standing facility with history dating back to 1712; over three centuries of mass production throughout various conflicts and wars has bestowed Tula with unrivaled experience in efficiency which translates to low cost for shooters all over the world.
Each cartridge is assembled using a non-corrosive Berdan primer fitted into a non-reloadable steel casing. Casings have a light polymer coating for moisture resistance applicable to both carry and long-term storage. The load is topped off with a 92 grain full metal jacket (FMJ) projectile and is very manageable in straight blowback operated pistols.
Brown Bear 9x18mm Makarov 94 Grain FMJ - 50 Rounds$12.99
Manufacturer Brown Bear Condition New Bullet Weight 94 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type indoor range shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Steel Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 9mm Makarov (9x18mm) Manufacturer SKU A918RFMJ Primer Type Berdan Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode 4607094860372 Cost Per Round 26.0¢ per round
This 50 count box of 9x18mm rounds from Brown Bear represents a large portion of the most popular factory rounds for the caliber. Each cartridge is topped by a 94-grain FMJ projectile which will come out of the muzzle at an average of 1,013 feet per second; this results in manageable recoil for use in smaller blow-back handguns. These rounds also have a lacquered steel case that has reliably fed in and extracted from Russian, Bulgarian, and Hungarian pistols for decades.
Brown Bear is a steel-cased brand manufactured in the Barnaul ammunition plant in Russia. The Barnaul plant is able to provide inexpensive, reliable ammunition to customers due to experience manufacturing military cartridges in bulk which dates back to the early 1940s.
Silver Bear 9x18mm Makarov 94 Grain FMJ - 1000 Rounds$259.85
Manufacturer Silver Bear Condition New Bullet Weight 94 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type indoor range shooting, match or precision shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Zinc Plated Steel Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 9mm Makarov (9x18mm) Manufacturer SKU A918RFMJN Primer Type Boxer Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode 64607094860657 Cost Per Round 26.0¢ per round
If you want a complete supply of training cartridges for your 9x18mm Makarov handgun, order this 1,000-round case of Silver Bear full metal jacket ammunition. These rounds are smooth, reliable, and effective, giving you the performance you need for a complete day at the range. These 94-grain rounds will help you maintain proficiency with your 9x18mm Makarov handgun, helping you become a reliable and responsible gun owner.
When these rounds are used, the Barnaul primer and high-quality powder load will ensure consistent ignition and explosion. The 94-grain full metal jacket bullet will come out of the firearm with a trajectory of 1,013 feet per second, giving you plenty of accuracy and power.
Silver Bear is one of the top names in training and self-defense ammunition. This brand uses nickel plating on the cases, which gives it the name and delivers smooth cycling through the chamber. With quality primers and a superior design, these rounds will give you years of consistent performance.
Fiocchi 9x18mm Makarov 95 Grain FMJ – 1000 Rounds$284.85
Manufacturer Fiocchi Condition New Bullet Weight 95 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type indoor range shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 9mm Makarov (9x18mm) Manufacturer SKU 9MAK Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 762344860848 Cost Per Round 28.5¢ per round
Stock up on a good supply of multi-role ammo for your surplus 9x18mm pistols while you can with this 1000-round bulk pack from Fiocchi. Fiocchi, and Italian company, is a well-known international supplier of high quality ammunition. Their products are often praised by serious hunters, competitive shooting teams, and private enthusiasts who recognize innovation which wholly addresses the needs of the shooting market.
Unlike surplus spam can ammo, these 9x18mm cartridges are constructed using reloadable brass casings fitted with non-corrosive Boxer primers and topped with 95 grain full metal jacket (FMJ) bullets. The 95 grain weight has been common to the caliber since its original inception and works perfectly for the straight blowback actions that most 9x18mm chambered pistols operate on. While mainly intended for plinking and practice, these rounds are also highly suggested for personal defense use over hollow-points of the same weight. This is due to the penetration that FMJs offer in such a low pressure cartridge.
Wolf WPA Polyformance 9mm Makarov 94 Grain FMJ - 50 Rounds$14.25
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 Cost Per Round 28.5¢ 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.
CCI 9mm Makarov 95 Grain Blazer TMJ - 50 Rounds$22.75
Manufacturer Blazer Condition New Bullet Weight 95 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type indoor range shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Aluminum Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 9mm Makarov (9x18mm) Manufacturer SKU 3506 Primer Type Berdan Magnetic No UPC Barcode 076683035066 Cost Per Round 45.5¢ per round
If you own a handgun that takes 9mm Marakov rounds, you can get the ammunition you need for your training by ordering these cartridges from Blazer. You’ll get 50 full metal jacket cartridges that deliver superior power and effective speed, making them great for the target range or competition matches.
These 95-grain full metal jacket cartridges will cycle smoothly through the chamber and give off less fouling thanks to the full metal jacket and high-quality case. The bullet will come out of the barrel with a muzzle speed of 1,000 feet per second and a muzzle energy of 211 foot pounds. Thanks to a top-quality design and superior load, these rounds maintain 874 feet per second of velocity after reaching 100 yards.
Blazer is a part of Vista Outdoors Inc., a leading company for ammunition, hunting supplies, and many different outdoor products. Blazer makes superior cartridges for training, and has options for both rifles and handguns.
Hornady Critical Defense 9x18mm Makarov 95 Grain FTX - 25 Rounds$21.25
Manufacturer Hornady Condition New Bullet Weight 95 Grain Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Use Type home defense Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass Quantity 25 Ammo Caliber 9mm Makarov (9x18mm) Manufacturer SKU 91000 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 090255910001 Cost Per Round 85.0¢ per round
These 9x18mm rounds from Hornady's Critical Defense line are the perfect modern compliment to any surplus Eastern Bloc pistol of choosing. These rounds use reloadable brass casings with nickel-plating which prevents corrosion from carry sweat and outdoor elements while also providing smoother feeding and extraction with any pistol. Each cartridge also uses a non-corrosive Boxer primer and clean-burning propellant which produces minimal muzzle flash, even with the short barrels of Makarovs, Hungarian PA-63s, and Polish P-64s.
Critical Defense brand ammo uses Hornady's FTX projectiles which are made with a hollow cavity filled by a flexible polymer tip. The tip serves as a windshield to reduce drag in flight and initiates a controlled rate of expansion on impact with a target. This method of construction more readily penetrates heavy clothing while promoting massive mushrooming for optimal threat-dropping cavitation.