In 2006 the book Cartridges of the World accurately stated that the 9mm is the most popular and widely-used semi-auto handgun cartridge in the world, and today that statement remains just as true as it was the day it was written. The 9mm is perhaps the most commonly used cartridge for semi-auto handguns thanks to its manageable recoil and capable stopping power and has certainly seen extensive use in a number of capacities. For years it was the standard issue for law enforcement agencies all around the country, and today it remains the standard issue for U.S. Army soldiers in the form of the Beretta M9. In the army it’s favored for its high-capacity magazines – something that appeals to many self-defense shooters as well – and it’s also appreciated for its affordable price. If you carry your 9mm for personal protection, you need to keep it loaded with quality defense rounds.
At 124 grain these are lightweight rounds for the 9mm, making them capable of reaching even greater speeds while retaining enough weight to deliver decent stopping power. They’re JHPs, so they deliver rapid energy transfer and controlled expansion on impact, penetrating deeply to create a catastrophic wound channel and halt your assailant in their tracks. Each round moves with impressive speed at a muzzle velocity of 1120 feet per second and strikes with significant force at a muzzle energy of 345 foot-pounds. This ammunition was designed with self-defense in mind and performs that job well.
When you order this case of ammunition from Federal you get 1000 defense rounds, and if you think that’s an awful lot of self-defense ammunition, think again. Defense rounds produce greater power overall than target rounds, and that means you need to get range time in with your chosen defense rounds. Firing only target rounds won’t ensure your ability to manage accurate follow-up shots in a self-defense situation. When you load your gun with defense rounds you’re increasing recoil and muzzle flip, and there’s only one way to master those: practice. Federal manufactures these rounds at their plant in Anoka, Minnesota, according to exacting standards. They take your safety seriously, and so should you. Order this 1000-round case today and get to work becoming the finest self-defense shooter you can be.