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If you're looking for information on 9mm ammo you've come to the right place! Here at GunBroker.com we believe that an informed buyer is a happier buyer. Therefore we've provided you with some basic info on 9mm ammo, its history and its specs. Even if you're not planning on buying, learning a little about one of the world's most popular and widely used cartridges can be a good idea. Or, if you're looking to sell some 9mm ammo, feel free to borrow some of our information to help fill out your auction listing!
9mm Ammo History
Developed by Georg Luger the 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge debuted in 1902. Another common name for 9mm ammo is “9mm Luger" and its official title, “Parabellum," was derived from the motto of its original manufacturer, Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken (DVM): Si vis pacem, para bellum. “If you seek peace, prepare for war."
9mm ammo was almost immediately adopted by the German Navy and Army, but it really started to gain attention after World War I. It quickly became popular with law enforcement around the world, but particularly in the US where both relatively small pistols with large magazine capacity and submachine guns were rapidly becoming necessary and convenient arms.
By the 1980s many US police departments were trading in their traditional revolvers for “Wonder Nines" – double action, high ammunition capacity semi-automatic pistols that allowed officers to shoot on the first pull of the trigger and to stagger bullets in the magazine, making room for more of them. All of these new semi-automatic pistols were chambered for 9mm ammo.
9mm Ammo Today
9mm ammo is used by over 60% of US police forces and its relative accuracy, power and affordability is credited with having made pistols more popular than revolvers. Respected for its efficacy in police work and self-defense, 9mm ammo has dramatically altered the path of the munitions industry in its 100+ years.
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