Once upon a time in the fairytale land of Germany, old man Georg Luger dreamt of a new pistol with an improved toggle lock and a smaller grip. Luger went to his magical workshop at a company with an impossibly long German name, and he designed a cartridge that would make his dream come true.
Luger named his creation the 9x19mm Parabellum. He is excused for giving the cartridge a metric name, because Europeans don’t know any better. But why the Latin? Because it is short for Luger’s company motto: “Si vis pacem, para bellum” – If you seek peace, prepare for war.
Now, we’re not in the business of preparing for conflict. Making comfortable and fashionable T-shirts takes up all of our time. But if you own a box of Luger’s world-changing cartridges and a piece of steel to load them in, you’re already better prepared than most.
Wear this sweatshirt to the range and other shooters won’t wonder what you’re shooting. Wear it just to proclaim your love for firearms, and be surprised at how many people don’t know the world’s most popular cartridge by its full name. Wear this high quality sweatshirt while you’re bathing your dog if you want because by that point you will have already paid for it and we’ll love you for that.