I just ran across Monarch brand brass case 9x19 on a website and bought a few boxes. Some of the Forums say it is from Serbia, so it probably has the normal PPU/nny headstamp but who knows.
The various forums mentioned it in the November/March time-frame as also being available in both brass and steel cases in blue and green boxes (one for brass case and the other for steel).
When I went to the referenced sites for this ammo, it was of course no longer listed.
Has anyone seen this ammo and have any insight into what was in the blue and green boxes. Photos would be greatly appreciated.
This rush on 9mmP ammo is a real pain. I find something listed as “NEW!!!” and three days later it is sold out.
Still, the demand is pulling in some interesting ammo. I resently found a box of 9x19 headstamped SADU 9x19 08. This headstamp showed up a couple of years ago in Iraq, but it was SADU 06 9x19!!! I was delighted to find it in the US. I know the 7.62x39mm by SADU has been here for sometime but not the 9x19.
Also found the new Aguila that came in about a month ago (all sold out now as far as i can tell) had mixed in it a new headstamp. I looked through 1000 rds of 9x19 and found a single round headstamped **** 9mm (photo below)
I also managed to find a few rounds in 40S&W and saw a photo on the internet of two fired cases in 45ACP!!! Wonder who Aguila made it for?
Anyway, any help with the Monarch stuff would be apprecated.
If you see a new brand of 9x19 for sale on the internet, please give me a heads up. Never can tell what it will be anymore.
PS: Just talked to a dealer who carried Monarch 7.62x39mm (all sold out) and it was Russian. Monarch must be an importer who is buying stuff in their own boxes (maybe). Anyone have an address for them???