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Old January 26th, 2010, 11:21 AM #1
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9x18 vs 9mm Luger

Can you fire the shorter 9x18 in a gun chambered for 9mm Luger? Sorry if this has been asked before but I couldn't find it...
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Old January 26th, 2010, 11:27 AM #2
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Can you fire the shorter 9x18 in a gun chambered for 9mm Luger? Sorry if this has been asked before but I couldn't find it...
I wouldn't, but I have to ask 'Why?' Is it a cost issue? 9mm luger is the same price as 9mm Makarov.
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NO....they're both 9mm but I think the 9x18 is a fraction bigger round. I forget teh actual specs but you can google it.
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I was just thinking because I noticed a lot of "OUT OF STOCK" icons next to 9mm Luger items, but can find plenty of places with 9x18.

I will not be attempting though, based on ya'lls advice.
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NO....they're both 9mm but I think the 9x18 is a fraction bigger round. I forget teh actual specs but you can google it.
Yep. 9x18 is .363. 9mm Luger is .356

Not interchangeable.
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I was just thinking because I noticed a lot of "OUT OF STOCK" icons next to 9mm Luger items, but can find plenty of places with 9x18.

I will not be attempting though, based on ya'lls advice.
9x18 is an excellent round! I recently got into 9x18 caliber guns and they are a joy to shoot!! I think I enjoy them more than my 9x19
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Yep. 9x18 is .363. 9mm Luger is .356

Not interchangeable.
Thank you!
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9x18 is an excellent round! I recently got into 9x18 caliber guns and they are a joy to shoot!! I think I enjoy them more than my 9x19
Which 9x18's do you have?
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Yep. 9x18 is .363. 9mm Luger is .356

Not interchangeable.
wait a minute -- you mean that "9" is not "9"?

what a surprise.

I wasn't going to try it (all my stuff is 9mm lugar... have resisted the Makarov because I am not in a hurry to multiply calibres...) but I would have suspected the answer to the OP would have been yes. Thanks for the education!!
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It would be a lot easier if that was so...
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Are there modern arms made in 9x18?
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Sure...
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PA-63
CZ-82
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Which 9x18's do you have?
I have serveral

Makarovs
FEG PA63
Radom P64
CZ-82

one I don't have is the Radom P83 and the FEG 918 but there are a few in 9x18. buy a Makarov, you won't regret it.
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