Posted November 4, 2015 4:18 pm by Comments

By James Rummel

pile of 9mm parabellum cartridges

The FBI was involved in a deadly shootout in 1986. They decided to shun handguns chambered for the 9mm Parabellum round afterwards as being too ineffective.

Bullet technology is like any other technology. If there is money to made by developing an improved product, someone is going to put on a lab coat and try to build a better mousetrap.

Seems that advances in ammunition design has prompted the FBI to switch back to the good old 9mm. (Hat tip to Glenn.) Load up with the new and improved, and the same guns which fell short in 1986 will now get the job done. A big reason for the change is the impressive capacity that comes with carrying a 9mm autoloader.

beretta p92fs magazine with 17 rounds of ammunition

Okay, so a huge Federal law enforcement agency is going to use more effective ammunition. Why should you care? It isn’t like you have access to easily understood test data so you can make an informed choice about your own defensive loads.

Well, actually, you do!

The good folks at Lucky Gunner, an online ammunition seller, …Read the Rest

Source:: Hell In a Handbasket

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