Do you know the phrase “guns, germs, and steel?” Well, if you sneeze on this 9mm cartridge by Red Army Standard, it will represent all three equally. This round features the distinctively Russian steel shell casing, a great way of reducing a price tag without sacrificing performance. It’s made for Red Army Standard by Tula, a leading authority on steel casings!
The casing’s thin layer of polymer helps it to lessen the kind of friction that could cause jamming in a semi-automatic weapon, yet the modern material is formulated to prevent it from melting off in the chamber upon ignition. This round’s Berdan primer would make it an absolute pain to reload, but it is non-corrosive to make it safe for long-term storage.
This round’s 115 grain bullet is an FMJ — a plain Jane bullet that offers good accuracy while keeping the bore cleaner than a pure lead bullet could. The curvature of this bullet’s profile won’t provide problems in a magazine-fed weapon, and delivers good impact energy.