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I recently bought my very firs semi auto pistol. A Taurus 92FS. I was told it is 9mm Parabellum. Some else told me 9mm Luger is the same ammo. Is this true?
 

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Yes it is!
however never be afraid to ask someone knowledgable about any 9MM ammunition that you are not familiar with.
there is quite an assortment of 9MM ammo and its not all the same.
Its NOT a stupid question if you don't know and need to know!
welcome to the forum as well, enjoy your stay with us.
 

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As others have said this is the same ammo but is called different names. As others have said, if you are not sure be sure to ask, asking what you perceive as a silly question is far better than either damaging yourself or your firearm.
 

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As Olfarhors said,
there is quite an assortment of 9MM ammo and its not all the same.
For instance, .380acp may be listed as 9mmBr.C, 9mm Browning, 9x17mm, or 9mm Short to list a few.
 

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I was once told "the only stupid question, is an unasked one"... anyway thought I'd share this:

9×19mm Parabellum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

9x19mm Parabellum, 9mm, 9x19mm, 9x19 and 9mm Luger all seem to be used for the caliber according to this web-article.
He hit the nail on the head.

There are other 9mm. rounds but those are not to be used in the 9x19 guns.
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This might be of some help or just muddy the waters but I think you've got the picture. Pardon the pun.

Oh,yes. Everyone had good advice in this thread.

And there are not stupid questions here as well have to learn and start some place. Many others need to know stuff like this as well so this is a service question to for them as well. If you hadn't asked there are others who may not see this.

If one does not ask how is one supposed to find things out?
 

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There are 4 different flavors of 9mm:

9mm Kurz(Short), commonly known as .380. 9x17mm
9mm Luger, commonly called 9mm NATO or 9mm Parabellum. 9x19mm
9mm Largo(Long), not a very common round, but stillout there. 9x21mm

And the fourth "Wondernine"......9x18mm Makarov. Leave it to those zany Russians to come up with an oddball round no one could just pick up off the enemy an use.
 

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Yes but be careful I was at a gun show and was buying several boxes of .45 and I started to walk away and several boxes were the .45 Glock thats smaller then the other .45 that I purchased. I went back and the guy played dumb as he had a bunch of the stuff mixed in with his row of .45 and allowed me to switch them out . I noticed as I walked away he did not fix the row of mixed up rounds. I wonder how many bought the wrong ammo and won't know it till they get home or go to the range. Welcome by the way and there is no stupid questions on this forum. I hope you stay around and learn, the gun you got is one of Taurus best made models.
 

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Good question. Welcome from East Texas to the best gun forum on the internet.
 

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"The only STUPID question, is the unasked question"
 

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I'm kind of an information junkie, and like to look into why things are the way they are.

The current 9mm Luger round (also known as the 9mm Parabellum) was developed by Georg Luger in 1902. It's now the "standard" round accepted by NATO under the STANAG 4090 standards. The Parabellum part of the equation was derived from the motto of the German Company (DWM - the letters stand for a name that is long, mostly vowels and will cause you to drool and spit on your shirt). That motto is Latin - Si vis pacem, para bellum - which translated means "if you seek peace, prepare for war." The actual dimensions are 9mm x 19mm, and should not be confused with the 9mm Makarov or 9mm Browning rounds.

Probably more than you wanted to know, but I'm past the age where vanity is much of an issue, so if you ignore this post, no hurt feelings.
 

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(DWM - the letters stand for a name that is long, mostly vowels and will cause you to drool and spit on your shirt).
The German language does have some long words! :D

To the OP: Everyone else is spot on, its the same. Quite a few ammo types have similar names but are not interchangeable (45acp vs .45 Glock vs .45 Long Colt then you have .357 magnum vs .357 Sig... to name just two). Its a smart question to ask when you don't know!
 

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Welcome to the wonderful world of cartridge nomenclature, where everything has more than one name and they like to confuse the hell out of everybody. The official U.S. designation is "9mm Luger" as that was the most widely used pistol chambered for it when they started producing ammo in this country.

The U.S. picks their names, the British theirs, the Europeans throw in their 2 cents. Oh, and gun and ammunition makers like to make up their own too. It's confusing as hell. And then the military comes along and does it too.

About the only ones that don't have multiple names are the magnum revolver rounds. But even those have a European designation (.357 Magnum = 9x33R). But in this country I've never seen any European designated Magnum revolver rounds.

Honestly, it's crazy.

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Yea throw all that in and then the fact that ammo manufactures and weapons manufactures like to name stuff catchy names , like the 44 magnum is actually a 43 magnum (.429), the 357 Sig Sauer is actually a 9MM (355) Sig Sauer, the 45 long colt doesn't exist as there never was a short colt or even a 45 colt before it, so its actually the 45 colt,the 38 Super is a 9MM Super(355), the 45 GAP is actually a 45 acp short, and the beat goes on and on!
GEEZ! don't even get into rifle calibers and wildcats!!
 
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