The 9x18 is a pretty decent round in my opinion. It's basically a 9x19, just a tad bit shorter and a little bit fatter. I believe bullet diameter is
The downsides to the 9x18 though is the availability of ammo. It's pretty hard to find around here currently. The only place I can find it is at
Academy and it's only the Hornady self defense loads. I haven't found any FMJ for range ammo in months. Academy did have the Monarch 9x18 FMJ that
was $10 for 50 rounds, but I haven't seen those in stock for months.
I bought a Baikal Russian Mak earlier this year for $300 and it's quite an awesome handgun. It is awesome in every aspect except I really hate the
creep on the trigger.
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