GUN explain to me the different types of ammo...

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  1. comptechgsr

    comptechgsr New Member

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    im pretty familiar with the diameter size (cal./.mm)
    but im not familiar with the charge size/length thing etc.


    i.e., the 9mm is generally a faster bullet than the .45?

    please explain (more charge etc etc?)

    i wanna know about the basic .22, 9mm,10mm, .40sw, .45acp, .357sig, .44, .357

    a faq page would be awesome .
     
  2. D-FENS

    D-FENS New Member

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    the whole system of .### or #mm is very simple

    .### - lets say its .357, that just simply means the bullet is .357 of an inch wide, so .### = .### of an inch wide

    #mm, explains itself, the bullet is #mm's wide
     
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  4. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    So far so good. Anything else we should detail?

    i'll sit down tonight or tomorrow and see if i can add anything. Perhaps edit the thread later for a neat and tidy FAQ sticky.
     
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    SS109 3100 FPS OT Supporter

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    .45 good.
    .25ACP is bad.
    Depending on who you talk to, 9mm is the lowest that should be considered for self defense.
    The .45 is great against humans, but doesn't have the penetration of 9mm and .40 S&W.
     
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    Redmouse Just looking...

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    I'm in for a FAQ if you're willing to put one up. It would be great for gun newbies. (Such as myself...)
     
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    Possum Stomper The Great Bird of the Galaxy

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    i would be intersted in knowing what a "gauge" is defined as
     
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    Correct me if im wrong
    From what I know, the gauge is defined as the number of steel balls in the diameter of the barrel of the gun will equal a pound. So, 12 gauge means that 12 steel balls of the diameter of the barrel/shell will equal a US pound.
     
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    comptechgsr New Member

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    the 9mm round normally has a higher velocity than .45acp/.40sw correct?
     
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    footratfunkface New Member

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    velocity is going to depend on the powder load, the bullet weight, and the barrel length. so, when comparing a 9mm to a .40 and .45, if you use the same barrel length and powder load, the 9mm will usually be the fastest, since it's usually the lightest. not always, but usually.
     
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    comptechgsr New Member

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    what are the speeds~usually?

    dont the .45acp's travel at around 800 f/s
    whereas the 9mm's will go ~1100-1200f/s
     

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