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Old 04-09-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
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I just bought this gun, its a 9mm, but it takes 380 shells is there any way I can change it to 9mm shells

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Old 04-09-2013, 08:56 PM   #2
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Don't think you have a 9mm (9X19). Most P230s are either .380 (9X17) or .32 ACP.
If the gun is marked 9mm Kurz it's a .380

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Short answer is no

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Old 04-09-2013, 09:42 PM   #4
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Naw its a 9mm it says it on the gun and the box it cam in

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I mean, came in my bad

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9mm Kurz translates to 9mm short in English. A German .380 gun will say 9mm Kurz on slide. A box of ammo will also say 9mm Kurz. .380 does not exist in Europe's gun nomenclature. This round was developed in Germany.

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The Sig P230 is a gun chambered in either .32 ACP, .380 ACP, or 9x18. 9x18 is NOT the 9mm you might think of a Glock 17 shooting. Standard 9mm is 9x19. You probably have a gun that fires 9x18. It's not the same thing and you can't make it such. image-1393610870.jpg

I think of 9x18 as having the "Makarov" after it because that's what the Makarov pistol is chambered in. It's essentially 9mm short. The case is a tad shorter than 9mm Luger. The Sig and Makarov have a fixed barrel and a casing that holds more powder than the 9x18 will damage the gun.

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The Sig P230 is a gun chambered in either .32 ACP, .380 ACP, or 9x18. 9x18 is NOT the 9mm you might think of a Glock 17 shooting. Standard 9mm is 9x19. You have a gun that fires 9x18. It's not the same thing and you can't make it such.
380 acp is 9x17 not 9x18.
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380 acp is 9x17 not 9x18.
.380 may well be 9x17, i never said it wasn't, but I'm betting his gun fires the 9x18 Makarov round which is distinctly different than the .380 or 9x19. There are 3 different calibers in discussion here, they are:

1. The .380 ACP, which is 9x17
2. The 9x18 Makarov
3. The 9x19 (9mm Luger)

His Sig is either .380 or 9x18 (9mm Makarov). It is not and never will be 9mm Luger, which answers his original question.
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Acorrding to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIG_Sauer_P230, it has been chambered in .32ACP, .380ACP and Makarov 9x18mm.

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