|Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
|Zinc Plated Steel
|9mm Luger (9x19)
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)
|Cost Per Round
|22.5¢ per round
Here is the solution: steel, which is 97% iron – the fourth most common element in the Earth's crust.
Here is the ammunition: Magtech Steel, which features budget-conscientious steel cases that are plated in shiny zinc for better cosmetics and protection against rust!
This 9mm ammo’s cases aren’t reloadable. Steel is nowhere near as elastic as brass, which is why a steel case doesn’t return to its original dimensions after it is fired. But if you have no intention of reusing your empties, then that’s hardly the greatest setback life will ever throw your way.
This ammo’s cases will attract a magnet, but its 115 grain full metal jacket projectiles will not. Each steel-free FMJ will achieve a just barely supersonic muzzle velocity of 1,135 fps as it exits a 4” barrel. Consistent accuracy. Quite manageable recoil. Optimal for target practice.
Magtech is part of CBC Global Ammunition, a massive Brazilian ammo manufacturing concern which exports their products worldwide. Their primers aren’t corrosive, so your pistol or carbine is safe.