I work as a gunsmith at a mom and pop gun dealer in the US and have access to many of the big distributors/wholesalers that sell guns and ammo. One of them had 8 boxes of 9mm ammo listed as “SAMP SWISS P 363841000 9X19MM (SR) S 50” with no other info for $8.25 ea. I ended up getting all 8 boxes figuring it would, at the very least, be high quality range ammo. This is what I got:
Headstamp is 9x19SR 12M1 T
The info I’ve found on it here mainly indicates that it’s European police ammo. Is this stuff common in the US? One Gunbroker ad (no longer viewable) claimed it is “+P+ 1312FPS.” Is this true? I thought +P was a SAAMI thing and it isn’t indicated on the box. Does the 12M1 on the box/headstamp indicate Jan. 2012 production? Would you shoot this stuff or keep it? Give me the skinny.