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Ammo availability in the Dirt?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Josh Aston, Sep 28, 2006.

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  1. Josh Aston

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    I've been over there a couple of times but the only gun I ever saw in a caliber other than the standards (9mm, .45ACP, 5.56mm, 7.62x51mm, 7.62x39mm) was a Webley .455. So I was just wondering are any other calibers readily available?
     
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    Which "Dirt" are we talking about? Iraq? Afghanistan?

    In Iraq, besides the standards you mentioned I've also seen 9mm Mak, .32ACP for the Iraqi Tariq ripoffs of Beretta, and .38 S&W for the Enfield revolvers. For rifles, have found entire crates of milsurp 8mm and Soviet-production 7.62x25mm for the Shpagin buzzguns (PPSh-41, etc.)

    Also found rifles in .303, 8x56 Austrian Steyr, and the Czech 7.5x45mm, but never found ammo for them.

    But that was a couple years back, and just in Anbar province, so it may vary a lot depending on proximity to bordering countries, local culture, etc.

    -MV
     
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    Either one.
     
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