Why is the 9mm handgun so popular in gangster movies?
9X19mm is the most common handgun caliber in the world. It's easy to use and cheap. Handguns in the caliber usually have high capacities. The most often portrayed "nine" is a Glock 17 or 19, because of their generic appearance. The slightly more powerful.40 caliber (10X21mm) is slowly taking it's place and has been mentioned in rap music.
9mm and 380 both use bullets with a diameter of .355. But the answer to the question you're probably asking is, no, you cannot fire a 9mm parabellum cartridge from a .380 handgun. The 9mm cartridge is different than the .380 cartridge. Even though both are 9mm in diameter, the overall cartridge lengths are different.
45 = .451 9mm = .355 The .45 handgun throws the bigger and heavier bullet. The 9mm fires a lighter and smaller bullet, but at a higher speed. The size of the guns that fire either of these rounds could be the same size. Both 9mm pistols and .45 pistols come in full sized guns, compact guns, and even sub-compact or micro sized.
9mm and 380 both use bullets with a diameter of .355. However, the cases are a different size. .380 is also known as .380 auto, 9mm Kurtz, 9mm Corto, 9mm short or 9x17. 9mm typically refers to 9x19mm also known as 9mm Parabellum or 9mm Luger. You cannot fire a 9mm Parabellum cartridge from a .380 handgun. The 9mm cartridge will not fit into the chamber of the gun. However, if you were to pull…
You do not mention which 9 mm cartridge you are asking about. As the 9mm Luger (parabellum) is the most popular handgun load in the world, I assume this is the one? The maximum listed range is about 2200 metres. Actual distance will vary depending on the grain weight of the bullet (for the 9mm luger, from 100 to 147), barell length, and other factors.