9x18 MAKAROV Ammo

9mm Makarov ammunition is a classic cartridge in its own right. 9x18 Mak was developed by the Soviets for both their pistols and submachine guns. Makarov has served with various Russian police and military units since 1951 and has only recently starting waning in popularity.

These rounds were actually designed to be incompatible with the 9mm Luger (9x19) round simply as an in-case-of-war directive. This directive was put in place in case a war broke out, the 9mm Makarov would be incompatible with 9mm NATO rounds meaning ammunition could not be stolen from depots and then used by NATO enemies against the Soviet Union and her communist friends.

The 9mm Makarov round is also considered ballistically inferior to 9mm Luger. Makarov is capable of allowing pistols to be chambered in a simple and easier blow back configuration. This meant the pistols issued were easier to design, cheaper to build, and incredibly reliable.

That efficiency of production lead to pistols becoming quite popular in the United States after the fall of the Soviet Union. Once the Soviet Union collapsed a surplus of Russian firearms were released in the United States where civilian shooters could gobble up the pistols for $200-$300 at most gun shops. These handguns were very cheap on the U.S. market and the price point is what made them so popular. The 9mm Makarov round was also quite cheap and easy to find due to the amounts of surplus being imported from the former Soviet Union.

Today, you'll find an assortment of 9x18 Mak ammo for sale with the various bullet types listed below. Many of these rounds are still produced in the former Soviet Union and Ukraine, staying true to the roots of the cartridge.

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  1. 1000rds – 9mm Makarov MAXXTech 92gr. FMJ Ammo 1000rds – 9mm Makarov MAXXTech 92gr. FMJ Ammo
    $339.95
    $0.34/ppr

    15 In Stock

    Bullet type
    Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Muzzle Energy
    TBD
    Casing Type
    Brass
    Muzzle Velocity
    TBD
    Primer Type
    Boxer
    Bullet Weight
    92 Grain
  2. 1000rds – 9x18 Makarov Prvi Partizan 93gr. FMJ Ammo 1000rds – 9x18 Makarov Prvi Partizan 93gr. FMJ Ammo
    $439.95
    $0.44/ppr

    9 In Stock

    Bullet type
    Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Muzzle Energy
    228
    Casing Type
    Brass
    Muzzle Velocity
    1050
    Primer Type
    Boxer
    Bullet Weight
    93 Grain
  3. 25rds - 9x18 Makarov Hornady Critical Defense 95gr. FTX HP Ammo 25rds - 9x18 Makarov Hornady Critical Defense 95gr. FTX HP Ammo
    $28.95
    $1.16/ppr

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 9 Reviews

    64 In Stock

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    Bullet type
    Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
    Muzzle Energy
    211
    Casing Type
    Nickel-Plated Brass
    Muzzle Velocity
    1000
    Primer Type
    Boxer
    Bullet Weight
    95 Grain

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Recent 9x18 MAKAROV Reviews

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    it runs without ftf & fte in my CZ 82. it is about 950 fps with my chrono, but not all chronographs agree, altitude, temp, humidity, etc. effect results.
    Marcus C on 50rds - 9x18 Makarov Sellier & Bellot 95gr FMJ Ammo
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    I like this ammo works great in my mak
    haldavon on 50rds - 9x18 Makarov CCI Blazer 95gr. TMJ Ammo
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    Some of the shooting ranges only allow brass casings. So being a steel casing they have not allowed this bullet- but I have shot over 1000 rounds of these through a Bulgarian P-63 without a single issue. Could be me, but 3.5" - 4" groups at 25 yards is double the size what I get with some of my other hand guns. But the gun cycles these fine and the bullets have all worked fine- ammunitiontogo was quick with dleivery and a decent price
    MN Shooter on 9mm Makarov - 94 Grain FMJ - Wolf WPA Polyformance - 1000 Rounds
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    Shoot a P-63. Have gone through about 75 rounds of these and over 1000 rounds of the Wolf 94gr FMJ and have not had issue with either. These Hornaday rounds do shoot a tighter group by nearly an inch @ 25 yards
    MN shooter on 25rds - 9x18 Makarov Hornady Critical Defense 95gr. FTX HP Ammo