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Old 01-01-2013, 08:07 PM   #1
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My husband just took me in yesterday and bought me a C-9, ammo, nice case and extra magazines. I am looking to by additional ammo but there are so many options I didn't know what to get. He bought me some JHP's and I am looking to get some more since I found some really good prices on the sites he recommended, but I don't know whether the 18 or 19mm will matter. I am trying to learn this on my own without his help so that I know what he is talking about when he tells me things. I have been reading through everything but no one has mentioned that side of it. Everyone has discussed grain count and that I understand. I just can't find anything on round mm's. I would appreciate any help that you are willing to give.

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Old 01-01-2013, 08:08 PM   #2
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Regular 9x19 is what you want.

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You have to use 9x19mm. When you hear or see a caliber in 2 numbers such as 5.56x40, 7.62x39, 9x19, 7.62x54. The 1st number refers to the diameter of the bullet it's self. The 2nd number is the length of the case. 9x19mm = 9mm bullet with a 19mm long case.

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You have to use 9x19mm. When you hear or see a caliber in 2 numbers such as 5.56x40, 7.62x39, 9x19, 7.62x54. The 1st number refers to the diameter of the bullet it's self. The 2nd number is the length of the case. 9x19mm = 9mm bullet with a 19mm long case.
I meant 5.56x45 in my example not x40.
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9x19 is the 'Free West' cartridge size aka 9 mm or 9 mm Luger, all the same.
9x18 is the 'Eastern bloc' cartridge size aka 9 mm Makarov.
You shouldn't mix em up.

Grain is the bullet weight and very simply put, with the same powder charge the lower grain (lighter) bullet will be faster then a higher grain (heavier) bullet.

There are a lot of abbreviations indicating the composition or shape/properties of the bullet.
Some are here:
http://www.alumbankweb.com/ammo-acronyms.htm

Lot of things considered it is generally accepted that some sort of hollow point is better suited for personal defense.
However not all brands of hollow points load reliably in every type of gun.
This has to do with the shape of the bullet nose and the angle of the feed ramp and that sort of stuff.
Buy a box of several different brands and find which ones work best for you.

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Thank you so much. I appreciate the information. My husband taught me what the numbers meant but I didn't know whether I needed the 18 or 19mm or if it mattered for sure. Now I can get on and purchase some extra ammo so that I have it when he takes me out next week to get comfortable with shooting it. I did pick out a real nice laser sight for it when we were at the store. We are going to install it this weekend. Thanks again for the info. I really appreciate it.

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Thanks for the added info Swaga. I didn't see your post when I replied. I will purchase a few different types. He is letting me use his membership and discount so buy a few different ones won't break me. I have saved the link for future reference too. Again, I really appreciate it.

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99% of the U.S. stores sell the 9x19 9mm round. Usually just marked 9mm or 9mm Luger or 9mm parabellum.

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9x19 is the 'Free West' cartridge size aka 9 mm or 9 mm Luger, all the same.
9x18 is the 'Eastern bloc' cartridge size aka 9 mm Makarov.
You shouldn't mix em up.

Grain is the bullet weight and very simply put, with the same powder charge the lower grain (lighter) bullet will be faster then a higher grain (heavier) bullet.

There are a lot of abbreviations indicating the composition or shape/properties of the bullet.
Some are here:
http://www.alumbankweb.com/ammo-acronyms.htm

Lot of things considered it is generally accepted that some sort of hollow point is better suited for personal defense.
However not all brands of hollow points load reliably in every type of gun.
This has to do with the shape of the bullet nose and the angle of the feed ramp and that sort of stuff.
Buy a box of several different brands and find which ones work best for you.
You for got 9mm parabellum
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Where are you finding 9mm ammo online?? Everywhere I look is out of "normal" type ammo. Fortunately I still have 800 rounds on the shelf. My order point is 1000 though.

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