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Same round. Depending where you get it, one may be hotter loaded than the other. Almost all commercial loads of recent manufacture are marked "9mm Luger" or "9 Luger". Older loads were marked "9Para" or "9mm Para". If you get some of the older loaded stuff, circa ~1900-ish", it may or may not be loaded slightly hotter. The original Nazi Germany loading for the 9mm was in the neighborhood of 124 grs @ +/-1350 FPS, much hotter than todays standard loadings.

Either way it wont matter as long as the weapon it is fired from was made in the last 20 years or so. The only time it may have been a problem is in some older or vintage guns.

Dimensionally and for all practical purposes, they are the same.
 

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Same round. Depending where you get it, one may be hotter loaded than the other. Almost all commercial loads of recent manufacture are marked "9mm Luger" or "9 Luger". Older loads were marked "9Para" or "9mm Para". If you get some of the older loaded stuff, circa ~1900-ish", it may or may not be loaded slightly hotter. The original Nazi Germany loading for the 9mm was in the neighborhood of 124 grs @ +/-1350 FPS, much hotter than todays standard loadings.

Either way it wont matter as long as the weapon it is fired from was made in the last 20 years or so. The only time it may have been a problem is in some older or vintage guns.

Dimensionally and for all practical purposes, they are the same.
Hotter than a +p or +p+?
 

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most euro made ammo would qualify for +p standards over here regardless of caliber. i used to have a CZ-70 32 ACP and the only thing it would function with was fiocchi or my handloads. you had to run right at the top fo the pressure spectrum for proper functioning.

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A lot of people think that the word/designation "parabellum" has something to do with ballistics or physical cartridge design. It has neither.
The word Parabellum is a noun coined by German arms maker Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken and is derived from the Latin saying "si vis pacem, para bellum", meaning "If you want peace, (prepare for war")
 

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not trying to come off like a jerk either, but generally speaking, if the meaning is understood, we try not to get too particular 'bout correcting people. It gives you an air of aloofness. Best to let things like that slide. no offense.
 
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