Loading up on ammo

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Mr. Wick, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. Mr. Wick

    Mr. Wick Active Member

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    How are 9mm Browning 115g ammo
     
  2. sheriffjohn

    sheriffjohn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Expensive but good quality.
     

  3. Mr. Wick

    Mr. Wick Active Member

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    Just picked up 1k. Brand new.
     
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  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    OK- my crystal ball is in the shop for an oil change. WHAT DID YOU BUY?

    Did you buy 9mm Parabellum (also called 9mm Luger, 9x21) that was manufactured under the Browning brand name- or did you buy 9mm Browning- which is another name for .380 (prvi partisan still uses that name)

    At 115 grains it is likely 9mm Parabellum- most .380 is 95 grain max- but pay attention. There are about a dozen different "9 millimeter" cartridges- and they do not interchange.
     
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  5. Mr. Wick

    Mr. Wick Active Member

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    My apologies. 9mm Parabellum. And thank you for the advice.
     
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  6. sheepdawg

    sheepdawg Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I thought 9mm. Luger or Parabellum was 9X19. 9X21 is a round used in Europe or places a military round is forbidden to use by civilians.
     
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  7. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Yes. 9mm Luger also goes by: 9x19, 9mm Parabellum or para, 9mm NATO.

    .380 goes by:
    .380, 9mm Browning Short, 9mm Kurtz, 9x17mm

    then you get into the less common 9mm Makarov (9x18), 9mmUltra, 9mm Largo, 9x21, 9x23, and so on.

    9 mm is a popular diameter. But the lengths and casing shapes, along with rim types can make ones head spin a band means folks need to know what they are truly in need of to feed their firearms.
     
  8. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Will plead senility. 9mm Parabellum IS 9x19. 9x21 is the 9mm IMI/ 9mm Italian.

    There is also 9x17, 9x18 Ultra, 9x23, 9x25 Dillion, 9mm Makarov, 9mm Federal Rimmed, 9mm Glisenti, the .38 ACP, .38 Super and a 9mm shotgun shell, AND there are others.
     
  9. Bigcat

    Bigcat Well-Known Member

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    And just to make things more interesting 38 SPC and .357 Magnum are also 9mm diameter.
     
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  10. austin92

    austin92 Well-Known Member

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    9mm rounds are .355 but I get what you mean :)
     
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  11. Ghost1958

    Ghost1958 Well-Known Member

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    The heavens opened today.
    Hornady Critical Defense 186 gr 45 ACP 20 rd box , 18.00 bucks.:eek:

    Havent seen that round for less than 24 bucks a box in several years . Could only get one box though:(
     
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  12. sheepdawg

    sheepdawg Well-Known Member Supporter

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    9X18 is .365. The Commies didn't want NATO troops to be able to chamber any captured ammo.
     
  13. austin92

    austin92 Well-Known Member

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    Yup, finding components for my makarov has been fun...
     
  14. Mister Dave

    Mister Dave Well-Known Member

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    That's a start. Next time go for at least 2K if it's available.
     
  15. Mr. Wick

    Mr. Wick Active Member

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    The ammo shot amazing everyone. Thank you.
     
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