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.
Sellier & Bellot Makarov 9mm 95 Grain FMJ - 50 Rounds$23.85
Manufacturer Sellier & Bellot Condition New Bullet Weight 95 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 9mm Makarov (9x18mm) Manufacturer SKU SB9MAK Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 754908500161 Cost Per Round 47.7¢ per round
When you are looking for something reliable, inexpensive, and effective, the 9mm Makarov is the round for you. Developed in the Soviet Union in 1946, this great cartridge was designed for both submachine gun and pistol use and is still used all over the world. With this effective round, you have just what you need for range training and self defense.
Sellier and Bellot have been making some of the best ammunition in the world for years. Based in the Czech Republic, this amazing company was founded over one hundred years ago and continues to crank out the high quality products. With these 95 grain, full metal jacket, brass cased, boxer primed rounds, firing at 1017 feet per second, you have everything you need when you take your favorite pistol to the range.
Fiocchi 9mm Makarov 95 Grain FMJ – 50 Rounds$29.85
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 50 Ammo Caliber 9mm Makarov (9x18mm) Manufacturer SKU 9MAK Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 762344001777 Cost Per Round 59.7¢ per round
Surplus Makarovs, Polish PA-63s, and Czechoslovakian CZ-82s may all be old pistols, but they always run well and deserve to be fed this high quality, new production 9x18mm ammunition from Fiocchi. These rounds are constructed using reloadable brass casings fitted with non-corrosive boxer primers. Fiocchi smartly mirrored their design after the original Russian Federation specifications by using a 95 grain full metal jacket (FMJ) bullet. With a muzzle velocity of 1,020 feet-per-second, these lightweight FMJ rounds are usually suggested for defense with this caliber due to their adequate penetration which is closer to FBI standard than the same weight hollow-points in the 9x18mm caliber.
Fiocchi is located in Lecco, Italy and as such maintains a strong relationship with other longstanding ammunition and firearms manufacturers. Their close support of the shooting sports as well as nearly 140 years of experience in the industry has earned them a reputation for reliability and consistent quality among hunters, competitors, and private shooters worldwide.