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Can you fire a 9x18mm (9mm Makarov) shell from a 9mm pistol?

Question by aggieben. Uploaded on April 18, 2010

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from whitetailfreek wrote 4 years 3 hours ago

Negative. Negative. Negative!

For one, you should only shoot the rounds that your weapon is chambered for. Although the casing size is only 1 millimeter difference, the two rounds are actually much more different then their names suggest.

The bullets (projectiles) fired from the 9x18 Makarov are actually larger then the 9x19.

The 9x18 Makarov's bullets are a .365 caliber or 9.3mm. The 9x19 Luger is a .355 caliber bullet.

So again, do NOT shoot 9mm Makarov shells through your 9x19 pistol.

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from hengst wrote 4 years 3 hours ago

nope, gotta be the 9x19 for 9mm. The 9x18 was made 9x18 and with a different diameter 9mm bullet on purpose. During the cold war, us and them did not want each other to use captured ammo, so like the railroad tracks between east and west, they are different dimensions on purpose.

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from Joe Kidd wrote 3 years 52 weeks ago

Don't even try it. You'll likely damage your weapon trying to load it or while chambering a nround. Scary!

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from Panfry101 wrote 3 years 52 weeks ago

No. The gun will break like a nerf gun.

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from HeidelbergJaeger wrote 3 years 51 weeks ago

+1 for Whitetailfreek

Only use ammunition specifically manufactured for your weapon's exact dimensions. The 9x18's case length is a mm smaller than the 9x19, but the bullet's diameter is different and although both rounds will chamber, the barrel will blow up when a 9x18 is pushed through a barrel of 9x19.

As said previously, this is not only dangerous, but certain to cause injury if not death.

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from Jere Smith wrote 3 years 51 weeks ago

Definately NO!

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from Redbone wrote 3 years 51 weeks ago

no sir you can not. Do not attempt to do it

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from pbshooter1217 wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

only shoot ammo that is specified on the barrel.

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from grant77 wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

NOOOO. dont do that. they are two different cartriges.

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from whitetailfreek wrote 4 years 3 hours ago

Negative. Negative. Negative!

For one, you should only shoot the rounds that your weapon is chambered for. Although the casing size is only 1 millimeter difference, the two rounds are actually much more different then their names suggest.

The bullets (projectiles) fired from the 9x18 Makarov are actually larger then the 9x19.

The 9x18 Makarov's bullets are a .365 caliber or 9.3mm. The 9x19 Luger is a .355 caliber bullet.

So again, do NOT shoot 9mm Makarov shells through your 9x19 pistol.

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from hengst wrote 4 years 3 hours ago

nope, gotta be the 9x19 for 9mm. The 9x18 was made 9x18 and with a different diameter 9mm bullet on purpose. During the cold war, us and them did not want each other to use captured ammo, so like the railroad tracks between east and west, they are different dimensions on purpose.

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from Joe Kidd wrote 3 years 52 weeks ago

Don't even try it. You'll likely damage your weapon trying to load it or while chambering a nround. Scary!

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from HeidelbergJaeger wrote 3 years 51 weeks ago

+1 for Whitetailfreek

Only use ammunition specifically manufactured for your weapon's exact dimensions. The 9x18's case length is a mm smaller than the 9x19, but the bullet's diameter is different and although both rounds will chamber, the barrel will blow up when a 9x18 is pushed through a barrel of 9x19.

As said previously, this is not only dangerous, but certain to cause injury if not death.

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from Jere Smith wrote 3 years 51 weeks ago

Definately NO!

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from Redbone wrote 3 years 51 weeks ago

no sir you can not. Do not attempt to do it

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from grant77 wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

NOOOO. dont do that. they are two different cartriges.

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from Panfry101 wrote 3 years 52 weeks ago

No. The gun will break like a nerf gun.

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from pbshooter1217 wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

only shoot ammo that is specified on the barrel.

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