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Old 01-09-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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Hello all. Let me start by saying I'm not a complete idiot when it comes to guns. My knowledge is limited to what I've been exposed to. My background is basic, 12 gauges, 22 rifles and pistols, and 45s. I recently purchased a ruger p89. I wanted 1 mainly cause I love to shoot anything and the ammo is alot cheaper than ammo for my 45s. I'm waiting to pick it up due to maryland's wait limit so I haven't shot it yet. Here is where my ignorance comes into play. When I look at 9mm ammo I see 9mm and 9mm luger. What is the difference between the 2? I don't want to get the wrong ammo and have sumthing wrong happen.please any help would be appreciated.

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Old 01-09-2012, 06:10 PM   #2
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There are a couple of '9mm' pistol rounds but generally speaking both '9mm' and '9mm Luger' are the same thing. Also called 9x19, the 9mm/9mm Luger rounds is the most common and prolific...there is a 9x18 and a 9x21 but they will be called that specifically ( I think the 9x18 is the Makarov but I could be mistaken)

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There are a couple of '9mm' pistol rounds but generally speaking both '9mm' and '9mm Luger' are the same thing. Also called 9x19, the 9mm/9mm Luger rounds is the most common and prolific...there is a 9x18 and a 9x21 but they will be called that specifically ( I think the 9x18 is the Makarov but I could be mistaken)
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9x19
9mm
9mm parabellum
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The 9mm cartridge generally has 4 different names associated with it. 9x19mm, 9mm, 9mm Parabellum, and 9mm Luger. There are several other 9mm cartridges like 9x18mm Makarov, 9mm Steyr, 9mm Largo, and 9mm Flobert, but those are completely different cartridges.

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9mm = 9 x 19 = 9mm Parabellum = 9mm Luger

Just make sure the portions above aren't either a number other than 19, or some other name. 9x17 Browning is technically 9mm, but it's almost exclusively marked as 380acp. Well over 99+% of the stateside ammo marked 9mm is going to be Luger. The remaining bit will be mostly be 9x18 Makarov. There are several others, but they're quite uncommon and not easily confused with 9x19.

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You may also see some ammo marked 9X17 or 9mm Kurz. These are both more commonly known in the U.S. as .380.

As long as you see the ones mentioned above — 9X19, 9mm Luger, 9mm Parabellum — you'll be fine.

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Thanks for the help. I need to broaden my horizons when it comes to different calibers.

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