Rimfire or Centerfire?

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  1. McTamney

    McTamney XDTalk 100 Member

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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.
     
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    Centerfire.
     
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    McTamney XDTalk 100 Member

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    Thanks Jarhead
     
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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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    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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    Thanks! I was short on time. Uh oh, time to get back to work for me! 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):

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    "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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    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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    The firing pin doesn't "know" anything. It is designed to be either a center fire or a rim fire weapon.
     
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    Most handgun and rifle calibers above 22 caliber are centerfire and the pin is positioned to strike the center of the primer placed in the center of the case. Placing the primer in the middle helps ensure better ignition of the powder.
     
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    I now better understand. Thanks to everyone
     
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    Everybody starts out as a dumb-ass, just keep plugging and work your way up :)
     
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    IMHO, this was an excellent thread. Especially liked the reply with graphic of rimfire & centerfire.
     

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