Sbr?


#1

Just picked these 9mmP cases up at my local range. The layout of the WCC looked odd, not to mention a dated headstamp on a nickel case. Who or what is SBR?


#2

Hello, Jonnyc,

SBR = Southern Ballistic Research

sbrammunition.com/9main.html

Best regards,

Mihaly


#3

JON,

SBR is here in Georgia and has produced quite a varity of tracers, different colors, long and short range and IR and in different bullet weights. They are also producting frangible ammo and probably other loads.

I think the nickel-plated WCC +P+ with the date is probably for LE only sales to police and various agencies. Mine all have a green pa. I have boxes dated back to the 1995 and it has a generic commercial style label with the horseman in back and white. The end label is stamped, not printed

[quote]Q4280
9mm LUGER +P+
127gr. SXT
(Non-Lubalox)[/quote]
There is no National Stock Number so they are not military.

Thee is a note on the back that these loads have a maximum average pressure that is 20% to 25% higher than the industry standard pressures for 9mm Luber and a warning not to use in UZI firearms.

The same headstamp occurs in both brass and nickel plated cases and with a number of bullet styles. My rounds date through 04. The same headstamp style but with smaller letters was used back to the early 1980s.

Cheers,

Lew


#4

Thanks guys, local police do use my range on occasion.