WHats the difference exactly? Can they be shot out of the same gun?
Something I find interesting. Parabellum comes from a Latin term meaning- if you won't peace prepare for war.c3shooter said:There are about a dozen different 9mms- not all of which are 9mm, and most of which will not interchange.
As he said up there ^- the PROPER name is 9mm Parabellum. Other names for the same cartridge are 9mm Luger, and 9X19.
Isn't the 9x18 a bit too fat for a regular 9mm, as well as too short? I wonder, but shouldn't, would it chamber it a regular/x19/parabellum 9mm pistol.Just never think 9x18 is "close enuff"
The 9x18 is a bit smaller & shorter if memory serves (thought i had a few but can't find any) It wud most likely chamber in a 9x19 chamber - Mabe someone will come along & know for sure-Isn't the 9x18 a bit too fat for a regular 9mm, as well as too short? I wonder, but shouldn't, would it chamber it a regular/x19/parabellum 9mm pistol.
I still think a Bersa Thunder in 9x18, rather than .380, would be cool, especially with the double-stack magazine model.
Theres footage on youtube of firing 9x19 in a Hungarian PA-63,chambered for 9x18 Makarov and featuring an aluminum frame.(Technically,the 9x19 didn't fully chamber).A friend had a 9x18 here a while back, 9mm Luger would not chamber.
I think it mite just confuse someone wanting to know if 9mm & 9x19 are the same or not- Too much info at one time kinda thing-Why shouldn't you mention 9x18 makarov in a 9mm thread?
It is,after all,a 9mm caliber.......and pardon the presumption,but it seemed like the OP could use all the info he could get on 9mm.......