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I'm sorry for posting this dumbass question, but is there any difference between 9mm and 9mm Luger?? I was shoppin around and noticed that some boxes are marked 9mm...and then some are 9mm Luger.
I want what is the correct caliber for my XD-9 if that makes sense
 

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thank you for the quick replies everyone
I had no idea what the deal was....I was afraid of a major difference in somethin or other
 

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9mm, 9x19mm, 9mm NATO, 9mm Luger, 9mm Parabellum - all the same caliber. Like 45 Automatic and 45 ACP and 7.62 NATO and 308 Winchester.

Parabellum is latin for "for warfare" BTW.

Cartridge nomenclature is a dicey and tricky subject at best.

-Brickboy240
 

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I think 9mm Kurtz (sp?) is 9x17, or .380
 

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No! The 9mm Kurz is the .380 auto, not the 9x18mm Makarov. They are two different rounds, entirely.

Be careful not to intermix the two - the reslut could be disasterous, especially a 9x18mm shot in a 380.

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Be careful not to intermix the two - the reslut could be disasterous, especially a 9x18mm shot in a 380.

-Brickboy240[/quote]
I could be wrong ( I'm pretty sure I am right :wink: ) but I do not believe that the 9x18 Mak round would even chamber in a .380ACP. It could happen the other way though, which could be bad. :(
 

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You may want to check your NATO cartridge specs.

I.e. 9mm NATO is higher pressure than 9mmP (9x19, 9mm Luger).

Also, 7.62 NATO is not the same as .308. There ARE differences in teh cartridge itself, albight minor ones. This webpage is an example of pages you can find regarding the differences. http://www.fulton-armory.com/308.htm

I believe the same to be true for 5.56N and .223 Remington. I will let you google it yourself.

-Dana
 

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Oh hell.

There is:
9x17 R (Danish 1891 revolver cartridge)
9x17 (.380ACP)
9x18 (Makarov)
9x19 (Everybody's favorite)
9x20 R (.38 S&W)
9x20 SR (9mm Browning)
9x22 R (Belgian 1878)
9x22 R (Japanese 1893)
9x22.7 (Austrian 1912)
9x23 (9mm Largo)
9x23 SR (.38 Super)
9x25 (9mm Mauser)
9x25.6 R (.38 Long Colt)
9x26 R (Austrian 1878)
9x29 R (.38 Special)

(R=rimmed, SR= semi-rimmed)

Just to list the military cartridges. Did I miss any?
 
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