9mm Federal

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

9mm Federal

In the late 1980’s the Quebec City Police Department (QCPD) standard issued handgun was the .38 revolver. They were not satisfied with the performance of the .38 special, so they sought a more powerful caliber. During this time many law enforcement agencies began adopting the 9mm Luger as their standard caliber, which is a rimless cartridge designed to operate in a semi-automatic pistol. Not wanting to abandon the revolvers the QCPD wanted the 9mm Luger, so Federal solved the problem by creating a rimmed 9mm for them. Hence, the 9mm Federal came into existence.

After several years the QCPD retired their revolvers and went to semi-automatic pistols and the 9mm Federal slowly went away in the early 2000’s. Charter Arms and several other manufactures made the 9mm Federal revolvers, but ammunition is become hard to find. The 9mm Federal can propel a 115 gr. .335 in. dia. bullet at 1,280 fps with 420 ft.-lbs. of energy.

Roberson Cartridge Company is a custom manufacture of Vintage, Obsolete, Hard to Find and Wildcat calibers.

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