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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 3/14/2002 11:23:07 PM EDT
OK, the wife just bought a Kahr K9. It is of course a 9mm. Now it says 9x19 parabelum in the manual. Whats the difference between the 9mm parabelum and the 9mm Luger? I find the luger all over but not the parabelum. Are they interchangeable? Sorry to sound like a lamer but this is the first 9mm in the collection.
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 11:48:05 PM EDT
I belive that there is no difference in the ammo, just difference in name only. Check with the guys at the hangun site to be sure though.
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 11:48:24 PM EDT
9mm luger and 9mm parabelum are the same thing.
Link Posted: 3/15/2002 12:10:56 AM EDT

Sorry to sound like a lamer but this is the first 9mm in the collection.

No, a lamer would have tried the ammo in the gun to see if it would fire. A smart person asks before playing with tens of thousands of PSI of pressure.

Here's the reference in the rec.guns FAQ that mentions they're the same cartridge:

www.recguns.com/IIIC1a.html

just so you don't have to take our word for it. While you're looking at it, you might want to checkout www.recguns.com/topOutline.html the rest of the FAQ.

A couple more 9mm links:

www.lugerforum.com/history.html
www.chuckhawks.com/9x19.htm
Link Posted: 3/15/2002 1:53:08 AM EDT
Thanks for the replies guys! I appreciate the info.
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