About the Handgun:
This polymer frame pistol design is intended for law-enforcement duty. The design includes an accessory rail.
About the Manufacturer:
BUL Ltd. was founded early in 1990 as a privately held company, specializing in the development, construction and maintenance of indoor shooting ranges both in Israel and abroad. Wishing to expand its line of activities, the company began developing a high capacity polymer 1911 pistol. In 1992 the BUL M-5 was introduced, and since then the company has developed and produced several semi-automatic polymer frame handgun models.
For current US imports of M5 pistols please refer to the Charles Daly section of this database.
About the Cartridge:
This cartridge was introduced along with the Luger semi-automatic pistol. The pistol and cartridge was first adopted by the German Navy in 1904 and then by the German Army in 1908. This cartridge has since been adopted by the military of practically every non-Communist power. It has become the most popular and widely-used handgun cartridge in the world. Performance wise, the 9mm cartridge has somewhat more power than the .38 Special but falls well short of the .357 Magnum.