This is top of the line, American-made range ammo - it doesn't get any better.
According to Federal's website, the muzzle velocity on this cartridge is 1,000 FPS.
Video Transcript:Today, I'd like to talk about American Eagle subsonic 9mm ammunition. This is loaded with over 147 grain, full metal jacket, flat-point bullets made by the Federal Cartridge Company in Anoka, Minnesota. Federal is part of the ATK family of companies. Federal makes a lot of ammunition for both law enforcement and military applications, and though this is commercial ammo, it's held to the same high standards.
This ammo was made to be subsonic, which means that it travels for the speed of sound. To test this, I put this through a suppressed pistol. With a suppressor, it's very simple to tell what's subsonic and what's not because you can hear the supersonic crack if it breaks the sound barrier. This being said, this ammunition was some of the quietest I've ever fired in my pistol. As another test of its velocity, I chronographed this in both 4 and 5-inch barrel pistols.
Throughout the test, I noticed that this ammo was very clean and didn't leave behind much residue. This is important with any ammunition, but using a suppressor makes this much more noticeable. The suppressed firemen that I tried this with was a CZ SP-01, though I tried it unsuppressed, as well. The other firearms were a Glock 19, a Ruger LC-9, a Ruger SR-9, a Kimber 1911, and a Browning Hi-Power. Not only were there not any issues with reliability, but it was also very easy to shoot and extremely accurate.
If you carry 147 grain hollow-points, buying this ammunition provides another benefit in that will recoil and perform very similarly, and practicing for defense will be much more effective. I think that this ammo was a great choice for those who need reliable 147 grain 9mm load, or for those who carry 147s and want to practice for defense. It's also a great choice for general shooting because of the accuracy and low recoil of the 147 grain bullet.
|Bullet Weight||147 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)|
|Ammo Caliber||9mm Luger (9x19)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||No|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||No|
|Cost Per Round||42.5¢ per round|
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- good stuff, decent. Review by stevo
Good stuff. I've had better performance and seen better quality, but in fairness only from ammo that cost a lot more. (Posted on 1/8/13)
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Same boat, I run gold dot for home protection but this is great training ammo. I only encountered one stove pipe in a Glock 19 due to the user having a weak grip, not due to failure of ammo. I would recommend this to anyone. (Posted on 11/29/12)
- Great Ammo - 3000/3000 Review by Thorz
I have shot over 3,000 rounds through a Glock 19 with no misfires.
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Great job. (Posted on 9/11/12)
- Awesome Ammo Review by Mike
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(Posted on 8/4/12)
- Excellent Ammo Review by ManOfOne
(Posted on 6/27/12)
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