Keepshooting.com's Magic Number

I hate to point out the obvious, but it is September and September is an important month for me. Why? It is the final month of Major League Baseball's regular season and serves as a lead-in to the all-important post-season. And anyone that knows me knows how crazy I am when it comes to baseball.

Ordinarily, September would not have me as excited as it does this year. That is because, ordinarily, the Washington Nationals are far from being involved in any sort of pennant race. Not the case this year. Not only are they leading the pennant race in the National League East, they are also leading all of baseball with a record of 88-54. And because they are right in the thick of things, it means that it is also time to start thinking "magic number."

In some sports, baseball included, the magic number is a number that is representative of a team's proximity to clinching a spot in the playoffs. The short and simple explanation is that the magic number represents the number of wins by the team in question, the number of losses by their biggest threat or any combination of the two that would be required to mathematically eliminate the threat from contention. For the Nationals, the magic number is lucky number 13. But I guess none of that really matters because today we are interested in Keepshooting.com's magic number.

Keepshooting.com's magic number works a little bit differently than the MLB's. With Keepshooting.com, there is no winning or losing. In fact, the magic number is representative of an unchanging number – a number that will mean the same thing next year as it does today. Keepshooting.com's magic number is nine, as in the 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge, better known as the 9mm Luger or just plain 9mm.

The History of the 9x19mm Parabellum Cartridge

The 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge is one of the industry's most widely recognized pistol cartridges. In order to understand the history and development of the cartridge, one would have to look through the history books back to the year 1898, the year during which Georg Luger patented his design for Luger P08 pistol, also known at the Parabellum Pistol. The Luger P08 was originally chambered in 7.65x21mm Parabellum, another of Luger's designs that would become the parent case for the 9x19mm Parabellum. By removing the bottleneck characteristic of the 7.65x21mm Parabellum cartridge, the tapered, rimless 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge was born.

Now, over 100 years later, the 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge is a mainstay in the modern arms industry. It has gone on to become the world's most popular pistol cartridge among the military, law enforcement agencies and civilians. In fact, the cartridge is the standard service cartridge in over 60 percent of U.S. law enforcement agencies. Additionally, it has become one of the top self-defense cartridges available due in part to its flat trajectory, moderate recoil and its tendency to inflict lethal wounds at ranges of 50 m. Oh yeah, the relatively low price is not hurting its case much either. All of this brings me to today's point. Why is nine Keepshooting.com's magic number? Well, because Keepshooting.com stocks a number of excellent choices when it comes to 9x19mm Parabellum ammunition.

Keepshooting.com and 9x19mm Parabellum Ammunition

The fact that Keepshooting.com stocks a wide variety of 9x19mm Parabellum ammunition is no secret. In fact, it is not even anything new. We have carried, and will continue to carry, 9x19mm Parabellum ammunition for years and years to come. The reason for bringing it up, however, is due to the fact that we recently received some new ammunition worth telling you about. What could possibly be better than new high quality 9mm ammo at the prices you have come to expect from Keepshooting.com? Probably nothing.

PMC Bronze 9mm Ammunition

The newest, and my pick for best, 9x19mm Parabellum ammunition in our web store is PMC Bronze 9mm ammunition.

PMC Bronze 9mm Ammunition

If you have yet to hear about PMC ammunition, there is no possible good excuse and I cannot forgive you. PMC, otherwise known as "Precision Made Cartridges," has been producing high-quality ammunition with an emphasis on reliability for over 40 years. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, PMC offers a wide range of Korean-made pistol and rifle ammunition for any number of applications, including plinking, sport shooting, home defense and law enforcement.

The newest offering is PMC Bronze 9mm ammunition. The "Bronze" line of PMC ammunition is the company's affordable alternative. Each product in the bronze line boasts the same high-quality raw materials found in their other product lines, but is designed for high-volume shooters and priced accordingly. Each box of PMC Bronze 9mm ammunition contains 50 rounds of 115 gr full metal jacket ammunition – perfect for training, target shooting and more. Best of all, it is available today for just $12.07 per box.

Estate 9mm Luger Ammunition

The other recent arrival is Estate 9mm Luger ammunition.

Estate 9mm Luger Ammunition

Unlike PMC, letting Estate ammunition pass you by is forgivable. But only because tracing its lineage, so to speak, is a bit confusing. Even though it may appear to be some cheap, poor-quality excuse for a brand, Estate ammunition is a product from the Federal Cartridge Company, one of America's leading manufacturers of ammunition. And like all Federal ammunition, this Estate 9mm Luger ammunition is manufactured in Independence, Missouri at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP).

When you order a box of Estate 9mm Luger ammunition, you get 50 non-corrosive, brass-cased cartridges. Each cartridge contains a 115 gr full metal jacket bullet, which provides for increased muzzle velocities and is perfect for just about any application.

Unfortunately, that is all the time I have for today. But be sure to check out the rest of our 9x19mm Ammunition. Oh, and do not just check it out, be sure to buy some as well.