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Rimfire or Centerfire?

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Old 12-15-2012, 05:43 PM   #1
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Rimfire or Centerfire?

This may be a dumb question but I just don't know and can't seem to find the answer. Is the XD9 Service model a rimfire or centerfire? Thanks in advance.
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This may be a dumb question but I just don't know and can't seem to find the answer. Is the XD9 Service model a rimfire or centerfire? Thanks in advance.
Centerfire.
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He answered your question, but I'm going to add a little to it.
Center fire or Rim fire is pertinent to the caliber (the bullet it shoots) not the gun. 9mm Luger will ALWAYS be center fire, .45acp will ALWAYS be center fire. .22 Long Rifle will ALWAYS be rim fire. Center fire vs rim fire simply refers to where the primer is on the cartridge. On rim fires the primer is in the rim of the case. On center fires the primer is in the center of the cartridge.
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This may be a dumb question but I just don't know and can't seem to find the answer. Is the XD9 Service model a rimfire or centerfire? Thanks in advance.
While on the surface this seems like a silly question, there is 9mm rimfire ammo out there.

Fiocchi Specialty Ammo 9mm Rimfire #9 Shot Shotshell Box of 50
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He answered your question, but I'm going to add a little to it.
Center fire or Rim fire is pertinent to the caliber (the bullet it shoots) not the gun. 9mm will ALWAYS be center fire, .45acp will ALWAYS be center fire. .22 Long Rifle will ALWAYS be rim fire. Center fire vs rim fire simply refers to where the primer is on the cartridge. On rim fires the primer is in the rim of the case. On center fires the primer is in the center of the cartridge.
Thanks! I was short on time. Uh oh, time to get back to work for me! LOL
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While on the surface this seems like a silly question, there is 9mm rimfire ammo out there.

Fiocchi Specialty Ammo 9mm Rimfire #9 Shot Shotshell Box of 50
Never seen that stuff lol. I will amend my earlier statement to say 9mm Luger lol
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there are some crazy obsolete rimfire calibers out there, but I can't think of anything like that in current production.

Here's a graphic that shows the difference (Rimfire on left, centerfire on right):



"rim" or "center" refers to where the firing pin hits the cartridge
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So if my XD9 is a centerfire than is it okay to dry fire it only when needed? Someone said that it refers to the bullet and not the gun. If that's the case than how does the firing pin know to hit center or rim? I hate to sound like a dumb ass I'm just trying to understand.
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So if my XD9 is a centerfire than is it okay to dry fire it only when needed? Someone said that it refers to the bullet and not the gun. If that's the case than how does the firing pin know to hit center or rim? I hate to sound like a dumb ass I'm just trying to understand.
the firing pin knows to hit where the engineer designed it to hit. your 9mm won't chamber a .22 rimfire cartridge.
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