This load is said to be slightly "hotter" than the standard S&B 9mm load that you are familiar with.
Sellier and Bellot has been producing cartridge ammunition since 1825. Today they produce ammunition using high quality components which is used by hunters, competition shooters, law enforcement agencies and militaries around the world.
Video Transcript:Sellier & Bellot is an ammo company from the Czech Republic, which is probably why no one knows how to pronounce their name. You can just call it S&B and we'll know what you're talking about. They've been around for a long time, establishing their roots back in the 1820s. Today they make ammo for civilians, law enforcement, and military forces all over the world.
We took a look at one of their 9 mm loads and fired a few rounds at the range to see how it performs. This one is the 115 grain police load. The S&B police ammo differs from the standard loads, mainly in the way the cartridges are sealed. Each round has a sealant around the prime, that's the green stuff you see there.
You can't see it without disassembling the round but there's also a sealant between the case mouth and the bullet. This makes the round less susceptible to moisture and will ensure a longer shelf life. With the velocity of 1,269 feet per second the S&B police round is slightly hotter than the standard S&B 115 grain 9 mm. It's not really enough of a difference for most shooters to notice, but may help out with reliability in some guns that don't like to cycle weaker ammo.
For the duration of the review none of our test guns experienced any malfunctions or ignition failures. We tested accuracy from the bench at 15 yards using a Beretta 92FS. Our 10 shot group was OK but it seemed to be [? printing ?] a little low and to the left. To make sure it was the gun and not the ammo that was off, we went back and tried it with a Beretta carbine and got very nice results hitting right at our point of aim with every shot. If the gun and shooter are accurate, the S&B ammo should perform very admirably. If you're looking to stock up on some quality bulk range ammo that's sure to last for a long time then check out S&B police.
|Manufacturer||Sellier & Bellot|
|Bullet Weight||115 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)|
|Ammo Caliber||9mm Luger (9x19)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1305|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||438|
|Cost Per Round||35.0¢ per round|
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