What is this 9mm shell casing?


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Steven1281
February 19, 2005, 09:09 AM
This came out of an Arizona Dept of Public Safety cruiser. I've never seen anything like it before, and was curious if anybody knew what it was?

Primer has been struck.
Text on head: 9mm 02 I V I

You find the strangest things under the seats of cop cars. :what:

Steven

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Newguy1
February 19, 2005, 09:11 AM
It is a Simunition round, training round. Kind of like a super paintball. Hurts like Crazy when you get hit.

It is really ~8mm, and you have to change out the barrel before you can shoot it. Great traning tool.

steveno
February 19, 2005, 09:13 AM
I think that is what is called a simuniton(probably spelled wrong) that is used in training. It can be used in a normal firearm and I think the bullet is plastic. that is my guess

Stand_Watie
February 19, 2005, 09:33 AM
That sounds much safer than what we used when I went to the police academy. 38 shells with just the primer and cotton balls stuffed into them. That alone might have been alright, but I saw at least one instructer there that had a handful of live ammunition joking with another instructor that he'd better not get them mixed up :what: Bad news a la Brandon Lee.

Chawbaccer
February 19, 2005, 01:18 PM
I know nothing about the actual round but the case is Canadian, Industries Valcarter Inc.

Jim K
February 19, 2005, 01:44 PM
And it is made on a military or LEAA contract, as indicated by the date and the absence of commercial SAAMI designation.

Jim

isp2605
February 19, 2005, 01:58 PM
Newguy and a few of the others are right. It's a sim round that fires a paint ball. They'll get your attention and leave a good welt. I've got a scar on my wrist from one just above my glove from about 10 yds. They'll cut you and leave a bruise.

Steven1281
February 20, 2005, 08:38 AM
Thanks for all the responses! Looks like I'll file that mystery as solved. :)

PowderBurn
February 20, 2005, 08:54 AM
You find the strangest things under the seats of cop cars.

Umm...sounds like there may be a story here. Anything else you'd like to share??

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