9mm Makarov Ammo
The .9mm Makarov Ammo is a submachine gun and soviet pistol cartridge. During the ending half of the 20th Century, it was used as the standard military pistol cartridge of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc. During the early Cold War, the 7.62x25mm Tokarev Ammo faced a few shortcomings, one of which was that the magazine would drop during operations, making it unfit to be used. The .9mm Makarov Ammo was designed in 1946 and was intended to be a somewhat powerful round with decent bolt thrust that could function properly in a simple or direct blowback handgun. The .9mm Makarov Ammo was based on the 9x18mm Ultra Ammo design. The .9mm Makarov Ammo uses a larger diameter cartridge than other standard 9mm bullets. The overall length of the .9mm Makarov Ammo is 25mm, and the bullet diameter measures 9.27mm. The heaviest variant of the .9mm Makarov Ammo is a 115-grain bullet load that can travel at a velocity of 1,014 feet per second while creating an energy level of 263 ft.lbf.
The .9mm Makarov Ammo was designed in 1946 by B.V. Semin and was later manufactured in 1951 to overcome the 7.62x25mm Tokarev ammo's shortcomings.
The 7.62x25mm Tokarev Ammo has been mainly used as a standard pistol cartridge by the Soviet Union military, and it began its early operations at the starting of the Cold War.