9X18 Makarov +P, 115gr. hard cast flat nose @ 1,000 fps-ME 255 ft. Ibs.)
Our introduction of a "heavy bullet for cartridge" 9X18 Makarov +P loading is the sole result of numerous customer requests. With millions of these pistols now on American soil and no +P heavy loadings available, this cartridge and the many pistol owners are suffering from the lack of serious fight stopping ammunition. This load is 20grs. heavier and 100 fps faster than standard 9X18 ammo.
This loading features a flash suppressed powder, so if you need to shoot in low light, you won't be blinded by your own gun fire and this is a useful tactical advantage since around 95% of all civilian shootings in the US happen in low light while the criminal element is out and about. Our use of a hard cast bullet, with a flat nose, can best be understood if you'll read our technical article on "The Use of Expanding Bullets in Small Defensive Cartridges," posted under the "Technical Articles" category on our home page.
Further, please note that the use of hard cast bullets, not lead but, Hard Cast, does NOT cause lead fouling in the polygonal rifling's used in all 9X18 Makarov pistols. For more information, please see our technical articles entitled "Hard Cast Bullets in Polygonal Barrels" and "Dangers of Pure Lead Cowboy Bullets". We found no appreciable leading in any of our Makarov test guns. It should also be noted that all of our test guns functioned and fed flawlessly with this load. We also experienced very good to excellent accuracy in all test guns.
Please note the real world velocities listed below from real world 9X18 Makarov pistols. At Buffalo Bore we always use real, ‘over-the-counter’ firearms for our published velocities, as we feel the use of laboratory test barrels that give false, high velocities does the customer a disservice as each customer needs to know what their carry ammo will really do on-the-street in a real world situation.1014 fps -- East German Makarov, 4 inch barrel 1057 fps -- CZ 82, 4 inch barrel
Item 34B - Exterior Ballistics Charts for different Muzzle Velocities
Muzzle Velocity @ 1100 fps for Item 34B
Muzzle Velocity @ 1000 fps for Item 34B
Muzzle Velocity @ 900 fps for Item 34B
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