Looking to add a little pep to your next few range days? Consider giving Winchester’s 9mm NATO ammo a spin. Its NATO designation indicates that this ammo is loaded hotter than your everyday 9mm. Its performance is akin to that of a +P round, with a flatter trajectory and more energy on impact at the expense of heavier recoil. Just take care that ammo like this will wear out a semi-auto’s moving parts a little faster than average, too!
Aside from its boosted muzzle velocity, this round’s 124 grain FMJ is a fairly basic projectile. The bullet’s gilding metal jacket is hard enough to appreciably cut down on barrel fouling, and its round nose promotes smoother feeding and reliable accuracy. This is true nonmagnetic ammo – beneath that jacket sits a lead core and nothing else.
Winchester loads all their 9mm rounds, NATO spec or otherwise, with non-corrosive primers and factory fresh reloadable brass cases. Winchester’s USA VALOR ammo is especially nice because a portion of the manufacturer’s proceeds go straight to Folds of Honor, a charity which sends the family members of fallen soldiers to college on scholarships.