9mm Federal?

Discussion in 'Firearm Related' started by Adam5, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    Is anyone here familiar with the 9mm Federal caliber? I sit just another name for std 9mm? I'm looking at 9mm wheel guns and see some Charter Arms "Pit Bull" models that are chambered in 9mm Feredal.
     
  2. GunNut

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    It is different, it is a rimmed cartridge. I'm not even sure you can buy that ammo anymore. I don't recall seeing it listed on any of the sites I look.
     

  3. viper32cm

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    It's standard pressure 9x19 with a rimmed case. I've only seen one gun chambered in it, a Charter Arms. The gun was for sale with 1/2 a box of FMJ. I'd go out on a limb and say it's probably hard to get 9MM Fed. than it is .356 TSW.

    Maybe you could reload for it.
     
  4. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    That's what I was thinking. I'm considering some more caliber consolidation, and trading my PPK/S for a 9mm wheel gun. IF (a big IF) I do, I think that I'll stay with std 9mm. I can get a Taurus 905 5 shot in stainless for under $400.
     
  5. Macktee

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  6. viper32cm

    viper32cm New Member

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    Pretty much, I think that's why ideas like that go away relatively quickly.

    I'm betting the 9MM federal wasn't that much more effective than .38 Spl +p, certainly less effective than .357 mag, and I'd also bet it cost a lot more to boot.

    No one seems to realize that the market for new calibers was pretty much saturated 50 years ago.