vezpa, on 01 April 2012 - 04:43 PM, said:
Cabelas has Herters brass case 9mm 115FMJ (re-boxed Sellier and Bellot) on sale for $10.49/50 count, Pretty much the cheapest you will ever see 9mm ammo locally that isn't a re-load. It comes in the real small sized boxes too so it uses up much less storage space. Not the same as that nice White Box Nato, but just fine for target shooting. That Nato stuff is supposed to be very similar to +P so it needs to be fired through a competent gun. Not sure if your Glock fits the bill
It was developed by Austria, for use by the Austrian military. One of the 17 criteria for choosing their hand held firearm was that it handle the 9x19 NATO round. Another criteria was...
After firing 15,000 rounds of standard ammunition, the pistol will be inspected for wear. The pistol will then be used to fire an overpressure test cartridge generating 5,000 bar (500 MPa; 73,000 psi) (the normal maximum operating pressure Pmax for the 9 mm NATO is rated at 2,520 bar (252 MPa; 36,500 psi). The critical components must continue to function properly and be up to specifications, otherwise the pistol will be disqualified.
The Glock is used by a few NATO countries as a military side arm, I think it'll handle NATO rounds.
The myth of many modern firearms not being able to handle higher pressure rounds comes from the fact that the majority of manufacturers for the US market print in their manuals that they do not recommend plus pressure ammo or that their warranty will be voided if the consumer uses plus pressure rounds, but this isn't necessarily because the gun can't handle it, it's because no matter what gun you're using, plus pressure rounds are going to put extra wear and tear on a firearm, wear and tear that a consumer might become upset about, because they don't have an armory that they check their weapon into regularly for inspection and maintenance by qualified military or police armorers and the manufacturer does not want the expense of taking the place as a consumers personal armorer. That being said, I do most of my practice with "standard" pressure rounds and limited practice with plus pressure rounds so that I'm used to them and that's what's loaded in my mags for defense use.