9mm luger?

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by PaleHorse, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. PaleHorse

    PaleHorse Monkey+++

    hi all, since this is my first real post i wanna say thanks for all the information and reading enjoyment ive gotten from this board over the last year or so, im usually more a listener than a talker, but i look forward to being part of this forum.
    i guess the best way to start is by showing my ineptness [own2]
    Does 9mm luger ammo work in any 9mm hand gun? I ordered some 45 ammo for myself they sent me some 9mm luger by mistake, I dont own a 9mm only 45's. I called & they said keep it and they sent me my 45's. I was thinking of giving it to my buddy who has a glock 9mm just wondering if it would work for him?
    thnx y'all
  2. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Well I can tell you're a smart feller because you said you only own .45's. :D Me too, until I bought an Uzi and then I had to buy copious amounts of 9mm, some of which says "luger" on it. It's good for the Glock. ;)
  3. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    Yeah the 9mm cartridge is old enough to have several names, and they just do it to confuse you. It could be called 9 X 19, 9mm Luger, 9mm Parabellum.
  4. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    There are a few odd guns that can also be called a9mm like the 9mm Makerov and a few others but most 9mms, especialy any from Glock should be 9mm Luger aka 9x19.
  5. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Yep. Just have to stay away from 9 mm mokarov or is it tokarov.

    And never, ever try to run 9mm Long Colt in a 9mm X 19mm...
  6. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    The most likely other 9mm you'll encounter would be the 9mm Largo - lots of Star and Astra pistols out there! It's 9X21, so you don't want to get them mixed up. A 9mm Luger WILL fire in a 9mm Largo, BUT it runs the risk of gun damage. It's not really a safety issue, as the 9mm Luger is lower powered - but new Star extractors are very hard to find . . . :)

    Virtually ALL newer 9mm handguns are 9mm Luger.

    Of course, .380ACP is also called 9mm Short (Kutz) in many parts of the world.
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