Stupidest 9mm Question Ever

Reviews and discussion of handgun ammo.

Moderators: admin, Inquisitor, ForumModerator, WebsiteContent

Post Reply
SeanMoney
Helpful Contributor
Posts: 92
Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:07 pm
Contact:

Stupidest 9mm Question Ever

Post by SeanMoney »

Is there a difference between 9mm and 9mm luger? I've read no, but I would rather trust the word of LGCrs.

User avatar
senorgrand
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 20877
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:05 am
Location: LGC MEMBER: Calif Central Coast
Contact:

Re: Stupidest 9mm Question Ever

Post by senorgrand »

No. Assuming all other things are equal (it's not milsurp, +p, etc).

"9mm Short" and "9mm Police" "9mm Makarov" are the ones not compatible with most handguns marked as 9mm.
Image

Grand Poobah and Bass Player for the Conspiracy of Weenies.

User avatar
featureless
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 5970
Joined: Tue May 23, 2017 6:11 pm
Location: California
Contact:

Re: Stupidest 9mm Question Ever

Post by featureless »

Not a stupid question. Add 9mm Kurz to the incompatible list (it and the 9mm short are actually .380 auto).

SeanMoney
Helpful Contributor
Posts: 92
Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:07 pm
Contact:

Re: Stupidest 9mm Question Ever

Post by SeanMoney »

You have my gratitude!

User avatar
SailDesign
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 4376
Joined: Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:38 am
Location: Rhode Island
Contact:

Re: Stupidest 9mm Question Ever

Post by SailDesign »

9 x 17 is 380, or 9mm Kurz or 9mm Short
9 x 18 is 9mm Makarov
9 x 19 is "9mm", 9mm Luger or 9mm Parabellum.


For the definitive list...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9_mm_caliber
"We have met the enemy and he is us." Pogo.

ImageImageImage

User avatar
senorgrand
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 20877
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:05 am
Location: LGC MEMBER: Calif Central Coast
Contact:

Re: Stupidest 9mm Question Ever

Post by senorgrand »

Nice one sail!
Image

Grand Poobah and Bass Player for the Conspiracy of Weenies.

User avatar
highdesert
Carpal Tunnel
Posts: 16199
Joined: Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:54 pm
Location: Biggest state on the Left Coast
Contact:

Re: Stupidest 9mm Question Ever

Post by highdesert »

featureless wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:12 pm
Not a stupid question. Add 9mm Kurz to the incompatible list (it and the 9mm short are actually .380 auto).
Yes, and 9 mm Browning; 9 mm Court; 9 mm Corto; 9 mm Kort ... all European terms for John Moses Browning's 380 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) or 9 X 17 mm. The cartridge that started WW I.
"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

User avatar
YankeeTarheel
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 11096
Joined: Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:01 pm
Location: The Jughandle State
Contact:

Re: Stupidest 9mm Question Ever

Post by YankeeTarheel »

And, as ONE more little twist, 9mm Luger has a slightly tapered shell, which, apparently, isn't necessary for most firearms.
""If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you." -- LBJ

User avatar
Hiker
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 1872
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:22 pm
Location: Lexington KY
Contact:

Re: Stupidest 9mm Question Ever

Post by Hiker »

the most important thing to remember is that the 2 m's after the 9 do NOT stand for millimeter. It stands for Mean Mamma, and that's me!!!!
All religions united with government are more or less inimical to liberty. All, separated from government, are compatible with liberty.-Henry Clay
Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.—Aristotle

rascally
Chatty
Posts: 1348
Joined: Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:06 pm
Contact:

Re: Stupidest 9mm Question Ever

Post by rascally »

Hiker wrote:the most important thing to remember is that the 2 m's after the 9 do NOT stand for millimeter. It stands for Mean Mamma, and that's me!!!!
Or remember what "parabellum" means...

"In every generation there are those who want to rule well - but they mean to rule. They promise to be good masters - but they mean to be masters." — Daniel Webster

User avatar
YankeeTarheel
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 11096
Joined: Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:01 pm
Location: The Jughandle State
Contact:

Re: Stupidest 9mm Question Ever

Post by YankeeTarheel »

rascally wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:36 pm
Hiker wrote:the most important thing to remember is that the 2 m's after the 9 do NOT stand for millimeter. It stands for Mean Mamma, and that's me!!!!
Or remember what "parabellum" means...
..."prepare for war"
""If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you." -- LBJ

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest