Luger, also known as the 9x19mm Parabellum, is a widely used ammunition for
handguns and submachine guns. It was developed in Germany in the early 1900s by
Georg Luger, and quickly gained popularity due to its moderate recoil, high
accuracy, and versatility. Today, the 9mm Luger remains one of the most popular
handgun calibers worldwide, used by law enforcement agencies, military forces,
and civilians for self-defense, target shooting, and competition.
The 9mm Luger
cartridge typically uses a bullet weighing between 115 and 147 grains,
propelled by a powder charge. Its compact size allows for higher capacity
magazines in firearms, making it a popular choice for handguns such as the
Glock 19, Sig Sauer P226, and the Beretta 92. Although the 9mm Luger ammunition
has less stopping power than larger calibers, it offers greater control and
accuracy for follow-up shots, making it an effective and reliable option for
both novice and experienced shooters alike.