9mm Proportional Jump

In 2010, pistols produced in 9mm constituted 27.9% of the segment (630,217 of 2,258,450 pistols in the U.S.). Fast-forward to 2019, the proportion of 9mm’s market share increased substantially, rising to 56.8% (the top mark of the decade) when 1,729,834 were produced.

For the entire decade, 9mm pistols made up 42.8% of all pistols produced domestically (15,111,566 of 35,315,097). Using advanced math, that’s four of every ten pistols made in the U.S. in the 2010s were chambered in 9mm. For added perspective, 9mm pistols made up 18.6% of U.S. production from 2000–2009.