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What is 9×17 ammo?

What is 9×17 ammo?

The 9x17mm Browning Short cartridge is generally known in Europe as 9mm Browning Short. In the USA this cartridge was first introduced in 1908 alongside the Colt M1908 pistol, as . 380 ACP. In Europe this cartridge was introduced around 1912, alongside another Browning creation, the FN Model 1910 pistol.

What ammo does a Makarov shoot?

9×18mm Makarov
9×18mm Makarov cartridge (Full metal jacket bullet and steel case)
Type Pistol
Place of origin Soviet Union
Service history

Can you shoot .380 out of a Makarov?

Constant use of 380 ammo in a Makarov chambered in 9×18 will eventually put excessive wear on the extractor, eventually causing it to fail. 380 ACP has a bullet diameter of 9mm vs. 9 Makarov firearm with a land diameter of 9mm and a bullet diameter of 9.27mm so the 380 will not be very accurate.

Is Makarov a good gun?

The Makarov is an excellent compact pistol. The 9mm Makarov cartridge is slightly less powerful than the more common 9mm Parabellum and in countries where this pistol is the standard, hollow point ammunition is rare or prohibited.

What’s the difference between 9mm Luger and 9mm Makarov?

9mm Luger is nominally . 355 inch diameter, Makarov is larger. The length of the case is 19mm for the Luger, 18mm for the Makarov. The Makarov case is not as tapered as the Luger, it is designed for straight blowback operation, the Luger has more taper and was designed as a case suitable for locked breech weapons…

Will any 9mm ammo work in a 9mm gun?

9mm and 9mm Luger are the same. You can use them interchangeably. SAAMI officially designated the name “9mm Luger” as the official designation ammo.

Can you shoot 9×18 out of a 380?

What ammo does a 9×18 use?

380 and the 9mm use . 355 or . 356 caliber bullets, whereas the 9×18 Makarov utilizes a . 363 Caliber bullet.

What’s the difference between 9×17 and 9×18 ammo?

1. 9×18 is generally more powerful than 9×17. 2. 9×18 has polygonal rifling, which means it has higher velocities than standard rifling (and is more accurate and easier to clean). But… 3. In .380 I can shoot Spanish Santa Barbara ammo, which is about 1200 fps (!).

What is the highest velocity bullet in a 9×18?

Much of the 9X18 ammo available offers no more velocity than .380, however a lot of available 9X18 ammo does push heavier bullets (115 HP) in the 1000-1050 fps range, and the old Corbon, if you can find any, sorches at an average of 1150 fps.

How do I check the velocities of 9×18 ammo?

Go to the Gunboards message forum, sponsors a board there, at the top of the Makarov board is a sticky with tested velocities for about 35 types of 9X18 ammo.

What is the bullet weight of a 9mm pistol?

It is slightly less powerful than a standard-pressure .38 Special and uses 9 mm (.354 in) diameter bullets. The standard bullet weights are generally 85, 90, 95, 100, 115, and 120 grain. The wounding potential of bullets is often characterized in terms of a bullet’s expanded diameter, penetration depth, and energy.

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