9mm Luger Ammo
Introduced in 1902 in Germany, the 9mm Luger is actually much older than many of the calibers it has supplanted in the defensive market. It was first used as a military round in the P08 and P38 pistols. The "nine mil" got its big break in the US in the 1980s, riding the semiautomatic pistol boom all the way to the present day.
Typical 9mm Luger ammo fires 115, 124, and 147 grain bullets with muzzle velocities of around 1,000-1,200 feet per second. For those looking to increase the power of their handgun without changing cartridges, +P loads are a good choice. The 9mm is not often used for sporting or hunting purposes, so most available ammo tends to be of the inexpensive FMJ (full metal jacket) training or JHP (jacketed hollow point) defensive varieties.