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Need help to ID three 9mmP cartridges

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Odd Job, Feb 28, 2010.

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  1. Odd Job
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    I have been going through my stuff, sorting odds and ends and I found some loose unfired projectiles which were previously in loaded cartridges. I have pictures of the cartridges at the time that the bullets were removed, so I am hoping that the images can be used to identify the cartridges. These are all 9mm.

    Number 1 is this cartridge stamped AMT97:

    AMT97pic1.jpg
    AMT97pic2.jpg
    AMT97pic3.jpg
    AMT97pic4.jpg

    Number 2 is this cartridge stamped FC (small hollow point, no post inside):

    JHP1pic1.jpg
    JHP1pic2.jpg
    JHP1pic3.jpg

    Number 3 is a long shot, not much info, just says '9mm':

    9mmpic2.jpg
    9mmpic1.jpg
    9mmpic3.jpg

    I got these all as loose rounds sometime between 1997 and 2002 in South Africa. I have also asked on the IAA forum. As these are modern cartridges I am hoping that someone here will know what they are.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. gau5

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    fc is federal 115 gr
     
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    The FC one is federal's 115 gr +P+ cat. no 9BLPE round. You can find it for $25 for 50. Its good ammo, has established itself as a very-capable "man-stopper" in shootings. I think Atlanta PD used it as their standard-issue round for a while as well.
     
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    #2 is the 9BPLE for sure. 115 grain JHP, I think rated in the neighborhood of 1300 feet per second.
     
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    #2 is not Border Patrol. If it was it would be marked as such.
     
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    Thanks gents, that seems solid. Does the Federal JHP go by any other name?
    Will try to get more info on the AMT.
     
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    Who said Border Patrol?
     
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    BPLE = Border Patrol Law Enforcement
     
  10. -v-

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    9BPLE is the catalog part id number of this loading. As I understand it was used by the US border patrol for a while. It also goes by the "Hi-Shock" line of ammunition.
     
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    It was originally known as the Border Patrol round as it was made for them by Federal. It's a highly respected 9mm sd round even in it's standard pressure loading.
     
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