"> Our Guide to the Best 9mm Ammo | RE Factor Tactical

Our Guide to the Best 9mm ammo

As much attention as we put on the reliability of a gun, it’s equally important to trust your ammo. Many people ask, “Is there a difference in ammo reliability?” Our answer is a simple, but resounding YES, it’s important to purchase ammo you trust.

9mm Ammo

Freedom Munitions
★★★★★ Learn More
Palmetto State Armory
★★★★ Learn More

Ammunition is often the most overlooked aspect of owning and firing a gun, but hopefully, this article will give you some perspective on why it’s so important to know what you’re shooting. How many times have you went to the store and bought the cheapest ammo available because you know it works in your gun? We know we’ve all been guilty of this at some point in our lives, however, we want to make sure you are getting everything you can out of your ammo. 

 

Freedom Munitions

 

Our Rating Criteria

All of our ammo is rated based on reliability, accuracy, price, and penetration. The ammo below has been highly rated in all 4 of these categories. 

Reliability

As much attention we put on the reliability of a gun, it’s equally important to trust your ammo. Many people ask, “Is there a difference in ammo reliability?” Our answer is a simple, but resounding YES, it’s important to purchase ammo you trust. Some ammunition companies do not have the same attention to detail as others and the result is multiple malfunctions and accuracy issues. The ammo we rate below is well made, trustworthy, and stays consistent from gun to gun.

Accuracy

Many gun owners attribute accuracy to the gun and the ability to handle the gun, however, every expert knows that ammo has a factor in how accurate the shot is. Everything from bullet weight and casing type to the velocity of the round impacts’ accuracy.

Penetration

The penetration of a bullet is something to consider for self-defense guns because some bullets will easily pass through a target and hit something or someone who was not intended to be shot. Our ideal penetration is no more than 18 inches. Anything over 18 inches will most likely cause the round to go straight through and possibly increase collateral damage. Our rounds are designed to penetrate at least 12 inches to make sure you not only hit your target, but you stop your target from potentially harming you.

Price

The price of ammo is something we always need to pay attention to because some of the best ammo on the market can put a dent in your pocketbook. We are rating some of the best ammo money can buy, but we also focus on more economical ammo that performs well. Prices typically range from $0.20 per round to $0.40 per round. The ammo pushing $0.40 per round is typically made for competition shooters and often time is hollow point rounds.

 

 

Top Ammo| 9mm Luger 147 GR XTP

Specs:                                                                        
Price MSRP: $0.44 per round
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Bullet Weight: 147 Gr
Casing Type: Nickel and/or Brass
Velocity: 900 FPS

Pros:
· Relatively heavy round gives it great stopping power
· Lower velocity places the round in between the 12-18 inches penetration depth.
· XTP has always been known for its incredible accuracy.
· Price is relatively high, but worth it for law enforcement and self-defense purposes

Why You Should Buy It

You should buy this bullet for your everyday carry gun and if you’re law enforcement and need to rely on your weapon system. Competitive shooters also rave about this round due to its accuracy and reliability after hundreds of rounds put through it.

 

Runner Up| 9mm Luger 124 GR XTP

Specs:
Price MSRP: $0.42 per round
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Bullet Weight: 124 GR
Casing Type  Nickel and/or Brass
Velocity: 1014 FPS

Pros:
· Very accurate
· Phenomenal price
· 124 GR is believed to be the best weight for extended use

Why You Should Buy It

This bullet came in second only because it could have more penetration due to its velocity and lower weight. Any law enforcement officer, competitive shooter, self-defense shooter, and a hunter can use this round with impeccable accuracy and reliability. We have put thousands of these rounds through our pistols and have always been satisfied.

 

2nd Runner Up| X-DEF 9mm Luger 124 GR +P

Specs:
Price MSRP: $0.49 per round
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Bullet Weight: 124 GR
Casing Type: Brass
Velocity: 1125 FPS

Pros:
· Designed specifically for maximum penetration and accuracy (12-18 inches)
· 99% weight retention for every round!
· You’ll receive 50 rounds for roughly the same price as 20-25 rounds
· Hollow-point round makes this the perfect self-defense round

Why You Should Buy It

We recommend this bullet for the self-defense shooter who needs a reliable round that is easy on the wallet. Even after hundreds of rounds put through our pistols, this bullet shoots very clean and provides great reliability.

Best Cheap  9mm Ammo

Ammunition can be very expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. You can still buy high-quality ammo at a lower price than you have before if you do your homework. Luckily for you, we’ve done the work so you don’t have to.

Top Ammo| American Steel 9mm 115 GR RN

Specs:
Price MSRP: $0.20 per round
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Bullet Weight: 115 GR
Casing Type: Steel
Velocity: 1120 FPS

Pros:
· 50 rounds for $10 cannot be beat
· Perfect for plinking
· American made steel helps the economy

Why You Should Buy It

I would buy this bullet if I wanted a dependable and accurate plinking round. This ammo is great for being able to practice and hone your skills as a shooter. You could buy 100 rounds of American Steel ammo for the same price you could buy 25-50 rounds of other ammo.

Runner Up| 9mm 124 GR RN REMAN

Specs:
Price MSRP: $0.20 per round
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Bullet Weight: 124 GR
Casing Type: Brass
Velocity: 1065 FPS

Pros:
· The 124 GR provides a little more power than the 115 GR
· Great for plinking
· Great for practicing

Why You Should Buy It

You should buy this round if you want to practice with 124 GR without spending more money. We highly recommend this round for any 9mm gun you own. It will shoot clean and accurate enough to hit your target. We wouldn’t carry this round in our everyday carry gun, but we like to get our range time in with it.

Second Runner Up| 9mm Luger 147 GR RN REMAN

Specs:
Price MSRP: $0.22 per round
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Bullet Weight: 147 GR
Casing Type: Brass
Velocity: 925 FPS

Pros:
· Heavier round generally provides more control and accuracy
· Bullets are thoroughly inspected with precision and uniformity
· Practicing with a heavier weighted round gives the shooter a gauge on what’s best for them.

Why You Should Buy It

You should buy this round if you’re wanting to practice with a heavier round. Freedom Munitions offers this reman 147 gr. round to give each shooter the option to practice with a traditionally more expensive round with a much lower price point.

Best ammo with Suppressor

A suppressor is used for situations that require you to be quiet, stealthy, and for most people, it looks cool. What a lot of people don’t understand is that the type of ammo you have can have a major impact on how your suppressor performs. Some rounds cause your suppressor to be louder than you want, while others impact the accuracy and cleanliness of your gun.

Top Ammo| Hush-9mm Luger 147 GR RN

Specs:
Price MSRP: $0.36 per round
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Bullet Weight: 147 GR
Casing Type: Brass
Velocity: 870 FPS

Pros:
· Subsonic round designed for suppressors
· Clean and accurate
· Very affordable

Why You Should Buy It

You should buy this gun if you’re interested in a suppressor. This is the best suppressor specific ammunition on the market. No other ammo is as clean, accurate, and reliable than Hush from Freedom Munitions. The subsonic designed round significantly reduces sound, whereas other rounds do not have this capability.

Honorable Mention| ProMatch-9mm Luger 124 GR HP

Specs:
Price MSRP: $0.38 per round
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Bullet Weight: 124 GR
Casing Type: Brass
Velocity: 1063 FPS

Pros:
· Extremely accurate
· ProMatch guarantees quality for their rounds
· Shoots very clean with no jamming after heavy use
· Best priced match grade ammo

Why You Should Buy It

You should buy this round if you need a peace of mind about quality in your ammo. We recommend this round for competition shooters who must have the highest quality match grade ammo. The price you’d spend on other companies for match grade ammo is much higher than we offer at Freedom Munitions.

Best All-Purpose Ammo| ProMatch-9mm Luger 135 GR HP

Specs:

Price MSRP: $0.40 per round                    Image result for 9mm hollow point
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Bullet Weight: 135 GR
Casing Type: Brass
Velocity: 990 FPS

Pros:
· Extremely accurate
· ProMatch guarantees quality for their rounds
· Best priced match grade ammo
· Heavier round with slower velocity is designed to maintain pinpoint accuracy

Why You Should Buy It

You should buy this round if you like match grade ammo and you want your rounds a little heavier. We recommend this bullet for competition shooters and an everyday carry bullet. This round is versatile, has good penetration, and the hollow point maximizes damage in self-defense situations.

Where Else Can I buy Great Ammo?

We understand there are a lot of companies to choose from and we appreciate your business more than you know. However, sometimes they sell out of specific ammo and sometimes you just want to try different brands. We recommend going with Palmetto State Armory for a great alternative to what they have at Freedom Munitions.

Palmetto State Armory

Buy Here

 

Conclusion
With all the different companies selling ammunition, it can be difficult to determine which ammo is good and what should be avoided. Freedom Munitions believes in their product enough to guarantee its customers the best. Whether you want the XTP or ProMatch, they claim to have something for every shooter in mind. They say not only do they love to hear what their customers think about their selection of ammo but if you have any questions, they don’t want you to hesitate in contacting them to ask.

Freedom Munitions

★★★★★ Learn More
Freedom Munitions believes in their product enough to guarantee its customers the best. Whether you want the XTP or ProMatch, they claim to have something for every shooter in mind.

Palmetto State Armory

★★★★ Learn More
We understand there are a lot of companies to choose from and we appreciate your business more than you know. However, sometimes they sell out of specific ammo and sometimes you just want to try different brands. Palmetto State Armory is a good alternative to what they have at Freedom Munitions.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

JOIN OUR LIST TO RECEIVE SPECIAL OFFERS, UPDATES, AND EVERYTHING RE FACTOR TACTICAL.

RE|Factor Tactical