This 9mm cartridge passes Bates’ test because its shell casing is made of steel rather than costlier brass. It still performs marvelously in a semi-automatic thanks to Wolf’s proprietary acrylic-polymer coating, a material that manages to facilitate both feeding and ejection but without leaving an ugly amount of residue in its wake. This round’s Berdan primer serves as an additional reason why you won’t be reloading this ammo, but if you didn’t intend to reload anyway that’s hardly a glowing downside.
This cartridge features a 115 grain projectile. People often favor that lightweight bullet for personal protection, so this round will give you realistic feedback on how your self-defense load will behave. The FMJ bullet is far more cost-effective for training than any JHP could be as well.