This is 9mm NATO ammo by ZQI. You don’t typically see the acronym for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization mentioned after “9mm,” and indeed this ammo is a little different from the range loads you’ll typically find in stores. NATO specs call for a slightly “hotter” cartridge, loaded to create a higher chamber pressure and accordingly higher muzzle velocity.
We have not yet measured this round’s muzzle velocity for ourselves, but ZQI says its velocity at 17.5 yards is 1,214 fps. That would certainly make its muzzle velocity faster than average. Since this ammo is a bit on the peppery side, you may want to compare its performance to a 9mm +P. That would make it suitable for training if you use overpressure ammo for self-defense and want something analogous to practice with, or just want to enjoy a flatter trajectory for target shooting.
This round’s bullet is a stock 124 grain FMJ. Certainly nothing fancy, just a lead core and copper alloy jacket that prevents deformation and reduces barrel leading. You’ll get a proper good brass case after firing each of these rounds to save for future fun at the reloading bench. This ammo is also non-corrosive, so you can clean your weapon as you normally would without running the risk of it looking like it was dipped in sea water.
*** IMPORTANT NOTE: *** We 100% know this is NOT CHEAP. We have to pay an extreme premium for this ammo. Unfortunately, because of the price we have to pay we cannot offer this ammo at a lower price. We get asked everyday if we have 9mm to sell. We were tired of telling our customers no. Here is an (expensive) option to have ammo for your 9mm. We do not foresee 9mm prices dropping anytime soon. Because of this we are not limiting the number of cases a customer can purchase.