Woah there, champ! This is 9mm Makarov ammunition. It’s not going to work in the conventional 9mm firearms that are popular here in America.
Mesko was founded as the National Ammunition Factory in Skarżysko, Poland in 1924. As part of the Polish Armaments Group they now produce a lot of ammo for the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland, but every now and then we’re able to snap up several cases of their 9mm Makarov ammo. These range loads are perfect for your commie pistol!
Although the 9mm Makarov is Russian in origin, Mesko doesn’t load ammo like their neighbors to the east. As such these rounds have steel-free 93 grain FMJ projectiles, with pure brass jackets and solid lead cores that won’t attract a magnet. An FMJ can’t expand in soft tissue, but if all you had was a Makarov PM and a case of this ammo we still wouldn’t want to break into your house.
Mesko loads new brass cases, but as a military ammo manufacturer they’re not all that concerned about their cartridges’ reloadability. That’s why they opt to load cost-effective Berdan primers, although they’re still 100% non-corrosive.