Winchester 9 mm NATO ammo


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buddhas
March 17, 2012, 10:02 PM
A friend of mine gave me some (100 rounds) of 9 mm 124 gr FMJ bullets. I don't know much about this cartridge. Is it safe to shoot in Glocks and XDm 9's ? Just trying to be a little careful. buddhas

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stonecutter2
March 17, 2012, 10:21 PM
Should be fine in Glocks and XDm. The 9mm NATO runs at higher pressure than a typical 9mm round but still well within the tolerances of the pistols. I fired 100 rds of Win NATO through my Glock 19 gen4 with no apparent ill effects. Still works fine a thousand+ rounds later.

JohnBT
March 18, 2012, 09:33 AM
The recent Q4318 Win NATO I have has been advertised at speeds from 1140 to 1200 fps.

Ten years ago Win claimed it was +P+, but it didn't chrono that fast. Where's the thread? Here, bottom of post #2

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107012

RainDodger
March 18, 2012, 10:34 AM
I had a few boxes of the same stuff, left over from qualifying with a full auto. In the agency I was attached to, it was issued for full autos (Uzis).

It works spectacularly in my H&K USP Compact, but the specs for the H&K also say it will handle anything out there. I do not shoot it in my older 9mms, such as the Browning Hi-Power. It would probably be fine, but I just don't do it. No real need to anyway.

It's great stuff though, in the H&K. I'd bet it's just fine in a Glock or any 9mm that says it can handle +P.

Hypnogator
March 18, 2012, 11:46 PM
The NATO spec 9mm ammo should be fine in any quality 9mm pistol in good condition. It WILL cause accelerated wear, though! :eek:

sidheshooter
March 19, 2012, 01:46 AM
Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that the euro guns like the original G17/19s and the Croatian XDs were designed around NATO spec 9mm.

At any rate I bought a ton of this stuff from ammo to go, and have used it for several classes in an S&W 3953. Works great.

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