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9mm pistols

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by hoosier, Dec 15, 2008.

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  1. hoosier

    hoosier TS Member

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    I have a question. I think I know thw answer but want to be sure. Can you shoot 380 ammo in a 9mm pistol. Thanks, Hoosier
     
  2. capvan

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    Nope!
     
  3. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    Only if its a 9x17mm or 9mm kurz pistol. (aka .380 ACP)

    The 9mm your thinking of is probably the 9x19mm or 9mm luger, .380 ACP ammo will go into the chamber too far for a primer strike and even if you did get one to fire it probably won't function the gun.
     
  4. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    No you can't
     
  5. skeeljc

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    .380 ACP (9mm Kurtz) is about 9x17 (case measures 17.2 mm)

    9x18 Makarov is a Russian cartridge

    9mm Parabellum is 9x19 (German design I presume)

    I just purchased a Polish P64 in 9x18 from J&G Sports. Mine arrived in new, un-fired condition. A nice pistol for $150! I don't have the ammo yet so I don't know how well it shoots. It seems a little heavier than my Bersa Thunder .380.

    Jim Skeel
     
  6. hoosier

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    Thanks to everyone who responded. I learned some things about the 9mm. Hoosier
     
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