|Bullet Weight||124 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Steel|
|Ammo Caliber||9mm Luger (9x19)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1140|
|Cost Per Round||44.9¢ per round|
This cartridge’s bullet isn’t like what you should expect from a Russian-made round. Its core is made of lead antimony alloy, and its jacket is made of pure brass. In short, there are no steel or any other magnetic metals in this round’s 124 grain FMJ that could attract a magnet. You have free license to fire this training ammo at ranges which ban magnetic rounds!
A steel case noticeably reduces a cartridge’s production cost, as the manufacturer gets to avoid purchasing so much copper. It is possible to reload steel cases, and indeed this ammo’s non-corrosive Boxer primers make it easier than Berdan primers would have – but reloading steel takes so much time and patience that it’s only worthwhile when no other way of getting ammo is available.
These rounds’ steel cases are plated with nickel. The shiny metal grants the ammo added resistance to corrosion, and it also reduces friction during feeding and extraction to ensure smoother cycling.