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Winchester 9 mm NATO ammo

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by buddhas, Mar 17, 2012.

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  1. buddhas

    buddhas Member

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    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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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    The NATO spec 9mm ammo should be fine in any quality 9mm pistol in good condition. It WILL cause accelerated wear, though! :eek:
     
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    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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