9mm Steyr ammunition is a very robust round chambered for one of the most robust and well designed pistols in the 20th century. The 9mm Steyr was produced in1911 to replace the 8mm Steyr. The 9x23 mm Steyr was adopted by all of the branches of the Austria-Hungary military during the First World War. At the time, the Austrian-Hungarian military was one of the most modern and well equipped armies in the world. In the post War World the round found service in Romania and Chile.
9mm Steyr ammo was also loaded in 1911 clones for countries which restricted the use of NATO or military rounds, like Mexico. The cartridge is quite robust and was one of the earliest 9mm rounds to use the idea of smaller lighter rounds, with extremely high velocities. This produced a smaller, easier to manufacture round, which was more controllable than larger loads. These high velocity rounds were more apt to penetrate barriers than larger, slower rounds as well.
The 9mm Steyr is still being produced all over the world for collectors and enthusiasts. The Steyr military surplus ammunition is long dried up, but modern, commercially manufactured ammunition is available, and often more reliable. You can see our in-stock line-up of 9mm Steyr ammo for sale listed below: