9x19mm is the most popular handgun and submachine gun cartridge due to its low cost and extensive availability.
9x19mm is the most popular handgun and submachine gun cartridge due to its low cost and extensive availability. It is the standard cartridge for US and NATO forces as well as in many non-NATO countries. The energy delivered by most 9mm loads allows for significant expansion and penetration with hollow-point bullets. Bullet weights ranging from 115 to 147 gr are common and loads are available with energies from just over 400 J to 680 J, and penetration depths from 200 mm to over 1.0 m to meet many different applications. FEATURES: Compatible with all 9mm NATO standard weapons Brass Case Non-corrosive primers Specific Projectiles and loads available SPECIFICATIONS: Specifications vary by configuration Call or RFQ for particular specifications Made in US factory and other sources depending on specific requirements Parent case- 7.65×21mm Parabellum Case type- Rimless, tapered Bullet diameter- 9.01 mm (0.355 in) Land diameter- 8.82 mm (0.347 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- 1.27 mm (0.050 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 (CIP)- 235.00 MPa (34,084 psi) Maximum pressure (SAAMI)- 241.3165 MPa (35,000.00 psi)