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Thread: Is 9x21 The Same As 9mm Largo ?
01-30-2008, 08:13 PM #1
Is 9x21 The Same As 9mm Largo ?
I had posted this in the ammo forum but I think you folks might know the answer. I have a Star super and Astra pistol in 9mm Largo the gun shop gave me some 9x21 Sellier & Bellot can this ammo be used in these pistols. Thanks
01-30-2008, 08:33 PM #2
Absolutely the wrong ammo!
The 9mm Largo cartridge is 9 x 23mmGodfather, Eibar Mafia
El Jefe Loco
01-30-2008, 08:39 PM #3
Thanks Bob, this ammo is going back
01-31-2008, 05:29 AM #4
The 9 x 21 cartridge is a common round in a few European countries where the government has mandated that civilians cannot own weapons chambered for the same caliber as the military - thus the 9 x 21 was born as a commercial cartridge and chambering to fill this niche. Very few of these guns have made it to the US market, but for some reason a bunch of this 9 x 21 ammo was brought into the US. Since then, stupid or unscroupulous dealers have been trying to pass it off as 9mm Largo ammo.Godfather, Eibar Mafia
El Jefe Loco
01-31-2008, 12:08 PM #5
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01-31-2008, 11:03 PM #6Senior Member
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Sarco had an error in their Largo ammo ad in SGN for a while, calling it 9x21. I think that has been fixed (I called them).
For any new Largo shooters, Winchester 9x23 is NOT usable in a Largo gun. 'Way too high pressure. CB
<edit> Noticed recently that only part of the error in their ad has been fixed. They do still offer both corrosive and non-corrosive 9x23 at what is now looking like more and more of a bargain. CB
Last edited by criticalbass; 02-11-2008 at 07:58 PM.