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9×19mm Parabellum Cartridge

The 9×19mm Luger/Parabellum is one of the most popular pistol and submachine gun cartridges in the world. The cartridge is used in standard issue sidearms, including the M9 Beretta, the SIG Sauer M17 and M18 handguns, as well as the MP5 submachinegun.


1902 - Date developed
1985 - Adoption date by the U.S. military

M882 Ball

The M882 Ball is used in the M9, M17 and M18 pistols, as well as the MP5 submachinegun. The cartridge consists of a brass case, a copper alloy jacketed lead core bullet, a two-piece boxer-type primer, and a double-base propellant. The cartridge is identified by the plain bullet tip.


Cartridge length: 29.59 millimeters 1.165 inches
Cartridge weight: 11.6 grams 179 grains
Pressure (average case mouth): 2 192 kg/cm2 31 175 psi
Pressure (maximum case mouth): 2 549 kg/cm2 36 250 psi
Velocity: 385 ± 1.5 meters per second 1 263 ± 5 feet per second
Propellant: HPC 26