The 9x19mm NP (Netherlands Police)

    This year the Dutch Police have been trailing new pistols which will replace their current service pistol, the Walther P5.

    A new cartridge, called the 9x19mm NP (Netherlands Police), has been developed for their future service weapon. The 9mm NP features a 94 grain (6.1 gram) solid copper hollow point bullet with a plastic cap inserted into the hollow.

    Ballistically it is the same as 9mm Luger / Parabellum. It is given a separate designation because some firearms, such as the MP5, will need to be modified to function correctly with the lighter bullet.

    Many thanks to my source for this information.

    UPDATE: The photos have been removed as they did not belong to “Marco” as previously reported, but to members of Nederlandse Vereniging ter Bestudering van Munitie en Ballistiek. They retain full and exclusive rights to the photos.

    Steve Johnson

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