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Ammunition for Walther P 38

Terry TaborTerry Tabor Member Posts: 4 ✭✭
edited November 2003 in Ask the Experts
Can standard 9MM ammo be fired in the P 38? Specs for P 38 say 9 x 19mm ammo?

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  • p3skykingp3skyking Member Posts: 25,750
    edited November -1
    Yes, the Germans were the first to use this caliber in 1904 and the world just followed along.

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  • JgreenJgreen Member Posts: 2,579 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    It was designed for 124 grain fmj.
  • butbut Member Posts: 113 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Standard 9MM is 9X19. It is also known as 9MM Parabellum, Luger, and NATO. They are all the same cartridge.
  • shooter500shooter500 Member Posts: 20 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Stay away from the Russian stuff.....it will shoot but too much fouling and greasy residue.......stay with any good USA ammo or Selliers & Bellott, Aquila, IMI, PMC, PMP, Olympic, etc...

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  • JacobiteJacobite Member Posts: 5 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    My P1 loves Wolf ammo.
  • brechtbrecht Member Posts: 305 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    back in the day the base of the case was a little smaller which can cause problems with cycling I've had proplems with a luger P08 but never with a P38

    in a world full of compromise some don't
  • brechtbrecht Member Posts: 305 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    By the way the P38 with an aluminum frame was used as the P1 in the german army until the late 90 and is now relaced by the P8 which is the HK USP. You shouldn't have any problems withe any 9x19 ammo

    in a world full of compromise some don't
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