The 9x19mm Parabellum was introduced in Germany by George Luger in 1902 to use in their own firearm, the “Luger” which is where the 9mm luger gets its name.

The 9mm Parabellum gained a considerable amount of popularity during World War I and World War II. It’s now the standard handgun cartridge of all NATO forces. Many members of law enforcement put their trust in the 9mm cartridge every day when their life is on the line, which means that this cartridge should be good enough for just about anyone.

The 9mm has been credited with increasing Semi-Automatic pistol sales to overtake revolvers and has become the world’s most common cartridge used for pistols. This makes the 9mm an excellent choice for any type of survival scenario as the ammunition will be plentiful.

Below is a breakdown of our Top 10 favorite 9mm pistols. While the Glock and the CZ are two of the most popular 9mm handguns, there are now many different options on the market that have become popular over recent years.