What good is a firearm without ammunition? After all, firearms are manufactured under the assumption that they will be fired, right? Of course, there are those of us that enjoy the collectable aspect of firearms more than any other, but let’s be honest – the real fun is in the shooting. I’ve been a part of the Keepshooting.com family for a little while now and there is something that I have come to realize. Even though I have been involved with firearms since I was in kindergarten, I don’t know all that much about ammunition. Well, that all changes today. After completing some much needed research, I am ready to divulge my newly-acquired ammunition information. Shall we start with the Silver Bear 9mm Luger?
Formally known as 9x19mm Parabellum, the 9mm Luger cartridge is thought to be the most popular and widely used handgun cartridge in the world. Building on the trusted – and positively reviewed – Brown Bear name, each Silver Bear 9mm Luger cartridge contains a 145 gr hollow point bullet and comes packaged in a box of 50 rounds. These heavier than heavy cartridges pack quite a punch and are perfect for self-defense.
It’s not often that you get top-of-the-line quality products for fairer than fair prices. Each box of Silver Bear 9mm Luger ammunition contains 50 rounds and is available now from Keepshooting.com at the low price of $13.60. Now you can take our name quite literally!
The history of this round dates all the way back to 1898, when Georg Luger designed the Luger P08 – also known as the Parabellum pistol. If you’ve ever wondered why the 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge is commonly known as the 9mm Luger, it’s because Georg Luger also developed the cartridge for use in his pistol. Finally, if you’ve ever wondered where the name Parabellum comes from (I know I have), it is derived from the Latin phrase “Si vis pacem, para bellum” – if you seek peace, prepare for war. It was the motto used by Deutsche Waffen- und Munitionsfabriken, the original manufacturer of both the pistol and the cartridge. But, I am sure you’ve heard enough about the interesting history behind the 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge. Let’s get into the logistics of these hulks.
As mentioned, each box of Silver Bear 9mm Luger contains 50 rounds and is manufactured in Russia at the Barnaul Cartridge Plant. Typically, a full metal jacket 9mm cartridges weighs approximately 115 gr. These cartridges feature hollow point bullets that weigh in at a hefty 145 gr. Rest assured, they have the stopping power you seek in a self-defense round. They also utilize a non-corrosive Berdan primer, which provides for a lengthy shelf life and practically ensures ignition.
Now, here is where I have to play the part of a salesman. Don’t leave; it will be worth your time to continue reading. You’re probably browsing our site pondering the difference between the Brown Bear 9mm Luger and the Silver Bear 9mm Luger. Is the Silver Bear really worth 75 cents more? Read on and make the call for yourself. The Brown Bear ammunition is housed in a lacquered steel case whereas the Silver Bear is housed in a zinc-plated steel case. Though the Brown Bear ammunition functions perfectly well, Silver Bear is sought after by those seeking reliability, as the zinc-plated cases are known to feed better. It’s not an earth-shattering difference, but neither is the price.
A hollow point is a bullet with a hollowed out tip and is designed to expand upon impact in order to maximize tissue damage. Because hollow points are designed for controlled penetration, they are a common choice for police and civilians looking to decrease the chance of bystanders being harmed.
|Projectile Type||Hollow Point|
|Projectile Weight||145 gr|
|Year of Manufacture||2010|
|Restrictions||Age - 21+|
|Rounds Per Box||50|
|Returns Accepted||No - No Returns Accepted|