9mm Bullet Types and Uses
9mm ammo is one of the more popular calibers available to American civilian shooters today. 9x19 handgunners know there are a myriad of bullet types available to them with each having its own specific benefit based on the intended use.
Most 9mm Luger shooters planning to punch holes in paper at the range will likely want to rely on FMJ or full metal jacket rounds. These are traditionally the cheapest rounds available to shooters and will provide the most economic option for training time.
Pistol owners looking to defend their homes and families will want to rely on a good jacketed hollow point or JHP projectile. These rounds are generally more expensive but offer a tip that expands upon impact with the target. That means in the face of a true threat, it will inflict as much damage as possible. While these rounds aren’t ideal for repeated range use because of the cost, you’ll likely want to put several dozen rounds through your pistol to ensure they feed reliably before you absolutely need them to defend yourself.