9×19mm Parabellum

*9x19mm Parabellum Overview

The 9×19mm Parabellum cartridge was designed by Georg Luger and introduced in 1902 by the German weapons manufacturer Deutsche Waffen- und Munitionsfabriken (DWM) for their Luger semi-automatic pistol. For this reason, it is designated as the 9mm Luger / 9mm Luger +P by the SAAMI and the 9 mm Luger by the C.I.P. (differentiating it from the 9mm Makarov and 9mm Browning cartridges). Under STANAG 4090, it is a standard cartridge for NATO forces as well as many non-NATO countries.

The name Parabellum is derived from the Latin: Si vis pacem, para bellum (“If you seek peace, prepare for war”), which was the motto of DWM.

*9x19mm Parabellum Specs:

  • Parent case: 7.65×21mm Parabellum
  • Case type: Rimless, tapered
  • Bullet diameter: 9.01 mm (0.355 in)
  • Neck diameter: 9.65 mm (0.380 in)
  • Base diameter: 9.93 mm (0.391 in)
  • Rim diameter: 9.96 mm (0.392 in)
  • Rim thickness: 0.90 mm (0.035 in)
  • Case length: 19.15 mm (0.754 in)
  • Overall length: 29.69 mm (1.169 in)
  • Case capacity: 0.862 cm3 (13.30 gr H2O)
  • Primer type: Berdan or Boxer small pistol
  • Maximum pressure (C.I.P.): 235.00 MPa (34,084 psi)
  • Maximum pressure (SAAMI): 241.32 MPa (35,001 psi)

*9x19mm Parabellum Synonyms

  • 9×19
  • 9 mm
  • 9 mm Luger
  • 9 mm NATO
  • 9×19mm
  • 9×19mm NATO
  • 9 mm Parabellum
  • 9 mm Para

*9x19mm Parabellum Cartridge Dimensions:

9x19mm Parabellum Cartridge Dimensions

9x19mm Parabellum Cartridge Dimensions

 

* courtesy Wikipedia