Are 9mm and 38 Special interchangeable?

Are 9mm and 38 Special interchangeable?

38 Special was basically the default revolver round for so long, and why 9mm is the default round for semi-auto pistols today. Heck, both bullets are about the same size; . 38 Special uses a bullet . 357 inches in diameter, the 9mm round is .

Can you use 38 ammo in a 9mm?

Although it is technically possible to use lead . 38 bullets in 9mm, I would not recommend it without knowing the true diameter of your barrel. That means you need to slug the barrel on your 9mm to see what the true barrel diameter is.

Is a 38 or a 9mm bigger?

Both bullets are equal in bullet diameter, the 9mm case is about 3/8 of an inch shorter than the . 38 Special but boasts double the pressure.

Can you shoot 9mm out of 38?

No, 9mm cases are larger in diameter at the base then 38 Special. And unless your 38 chambers are super lose they will not accept 9mm. You will also have a headspace issue. Not enough room between recoil shield and face of the cylinder for both the 9mm rim and moonclip.

What’s the weight of A.38 special round?

Standard +P loading would be around 20,000PSI. Common weights for the .38 Special round will vary from about 110 to 158 Grains. The height of a loaded cartridge is 1.55 inches (39 mm). The 9mm round was introduced in 1902 by George Luger. Thus the term 9mm Luger. Which is also known as 9mm Parabellum or 9×19.

What’s the difference between A.38 special and 9mm Luger?

A .38 Special can hold 5 to 6 rounds while a 9mm Luger can hold up to 18 rounds. A .38 Special fires bullets with velocity between 679-980 feet per second. The velocity varies according to barrel length and type of gun.

Which is better A.38 special or a 9mm Parabellum?

But their popularity has declined due to the higher capacity and quicker reloading of semi-automatic pistols in the 9mm Parabellum, the .357 SIG, the .40 S&W, the .45 ACP, or the .45 GAP versions. .38 Special is used for target shooting, formal target competition, personal defense, and for hunting small game.

Which is more powerful a.357 Magnum or A.38 special?

But a .357 Magnum is more powerful and cannot be fired in a revolver chambered for .38 Special. The 9mm Luger was designed by George Luger from his earlier 7.65X21mm Parabellum. In 1902 he presented it to British Small Arms Committee. In 1903 he presented 3 prototypes to the US Navy.