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The subject of this article appears in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. The subject of this article appears in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky. The subject of this article appears in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat.

A full metal jacket round with a steel penetrator and a lead core under a metal jacket. Provides good stopping power but is ineffective against body armor.

Call of Pripyat in-game description

The 9x18mm FMJ, known simply as 9x18 mm rounds in Shadow of Chernobyl, is a type of ammunition available in all three S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games.


They are full metal jacket rounds effective against soft targets, although due to their low power they aren't very reliable at punching through even light armour.

It has the worst armour penetration statistic of any bullet - against Berill-5M, its damage becomes a mere fraction, 15%.

The 9x18mm FMJ is the standard 9x18mm ammunition type in all games. Therefore, it is easily found as most NPCs using 9x18mm weapons will carry the ammunition, and is commonly available from most traders.

The 9x18mm FMJ is used by the PMm, Fora-12, Viper 5 9x18 and the Noiseless Pistol (PB1s).

Shadow of Chernobyl[]

A standard round for the PMm, PB1s, Fort-12Mk2 pistols. It has a standard core and a full-jacketed bullet. It has a weak armor-piercing effect.

Shadow of Chernobyl in-game description

The 9x18 mm rounds are an ammunition type featured in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. It is the first ammunition type encountered by the player. 48 rounds of 9x18 mm are given to the player by Wolf alongside a PMm pistol.


  • The Cyrillic letters on the bottom edge read: PM, PMM, APS, PB, FORT-12, AEK-919 "Kashtan", & Bizon indicating the weapons that chamber the cartridge.
  • The text along the bottom reads "non-mercuric, non-corrosive caps". This means the primers for the cartridges are non-corrosive (which corrodes and pits the action and barrel) and do not contain mercury (which is poisonous).