what ammo does FNP9 FN 9MM take

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by roscoe750, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. roscoe750

    roscoe750 New Member

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    does the FNP9 FN 9MM shoot all 9mm ammo
     
  2. tekarra

    tekarra New Member

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    The round goes by several names; 9 x 19, 9mm Liuger being the more common.
     

  3. roscoe750

    roscoe750 New Member

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    but i see that there is 9x19 and 9x21 and 9x22 so will it shoot them all?
     
  4. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    While very similar in dimentions, you cannot shoot anything but 9x19 out of gun chambered for 9x19. The longer case length of a 9x21 or 9x22 will prevent your gun from going fully into battery. (From my understanding anyways)

    9x19

    Parent case 7.65x22mm Parabellum
    Bullet diameter 9.03 mm (0.356 in)
    Neck diameter 9.65 mm (0.380 in)
    Base diameter 9.93 mm (0.391 in)
    Rim diameter 9.96 mm (0.392 in)
    Rim thickness 0.90 mm (0.035 in)
    Case length 19.15 mm (0.754 in)
    Overall length 29.69 mm (1.169 in)
    Case capacity 0.86 cm³ (13 gr H2O)
    Rifling twist 250 mm (1 in 9.84 in)
    Primer type Berdan or Boxer small pistol
    Maximum pressure235.00 MPa (34,084 psi)
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    9x21

    Parent case 9x19mm Parabellum
    Case type Rimless, straight
    Bullet diameter 9.03 mm (0.356 in)
    Neck diameter 9.63 mm (0.379 in)
    Base diameter 9.93 mm (0.391 in)
    Rim diameter 9.96 mm (0.392 in)
    Rim thickness 1.27 mm (0.050 in)
    Case length 21.15 mm (0.833 in)
    Overall length 29.75 mm (1.171 in)
    Case capacity 1.01 cm³ (16 gr H2O)
    Rifling twist 254 mm (1 in 10 in)
    Primer type Small pistol
    Maximum pressure235.00 MPa (34,084 psi)
    [​IMG]
     
  5. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Don't forget the 9x17 and 9x18, also.

    No, your FNP9 will only safely shoot 9mm Parabellum/Luger or 9x19 NATO. Read your owners manual to be sure though, as 9x19 and 9mm Parabellum/Luger are not one in the same. The NATO round produces higher chamber pressures than SAAMI and CIP spec'ed 9mm Parabellum.
     
  6. roscoe750

    roscoe750 New Member

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    thank you for all the info.
     
  7. WDB

    WDB New Member

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    That brings up a question until just now I never researched or thought to ask, what is the difference between 9mm luger and 9mm parabellum?
     
  8. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    They're the same round, the only difference is if you're looking at SAAMI specs, or CIP specs. Georg Luger invented the round, so it bears his name in Europe (CIP) in America (SAAMI) it's known by 9mm Parabellum. Americans traditionally avoid using the Luger name because his children have slain many American men.

    It's the same deal with .45 ACP vs. .45 Auto. SAAMI calls it the .45 ACP because that's the popular name in America, due to Samuel Colt being a national hero. CIP calls it the .45 Auto, as does most of Europe, again, as Sam Colt's invention had slain many despots, tyrants and their followers in Europe. They're the exact same round though.
     
  9. roscoe750

    roscoe750 New Member

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    that is the only different is what they are called
     
  10. WDB

    WDB New Member

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    Thanks Matt!
     
  11. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Yes. They are the same round. They all will be loaded no hotter than SAAMI specs. Dimensionally there is no difference. Some may be lower pressure but will still function in the gun.

    You may find the odd European round that is loaded hotter for SMG use. These rarely are marked as 9mm on the head. Normally they will just have a series of letters and numbers indicating the country of origin and year of manufacture. Most hot 9mm ammo will either have a black painted tip (armor piercing) or a silverish colored bullet (cupro-nickel jacket). As long as it has a copper jacket, you can be 99 1/2% sure it is safe in your gun.
     
  12. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Not true, CIP specs the 9mm Luger at almost 1 kPSI lower than SAAMI does the 9mm Parabellum.
     
  13. warrioroftheland

    warrioroftheland New Member

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    from FN Herstal web site.

    FNP9 DA/SA Manual Safety

    Calibre: 9x19mm NATO
    Overall length: 188mm
    Width: 39.4
    Height: 137.2mm
    Weight (empty magazine): 703 g
    Barrel length: 101.6mm
    Trigger mechanism: Double Action/Single Action
    Magazine capacity: 16 rounds
    Manual safety: Yes
    Receiver: Polymer

    also Home if you would like to check for yourself about the info above

    but i agree you should read your owners manual befor removing the firearm or even thinking about shooting it. read that first.