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  2. List of handgun cartridges - Wikipedia

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    Other cartridges used in handguns. Although not originally designed for handguns, several rifle and shotgun cartridges have also been chambered in a number of large handguns, primarily in revolvers like the Phelps Heritage revolver, Century Arms revolver, Thompson/Centre Contender break-open pistol, Magnum Research BFR, and the Pfeifer Zeliska revolvers.

  3. .50 Action Express - Wikipedia

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    Test barrel length: 6 in (152 mm) Source (s): TII Armory [1] Accurate Powder [2] Speer [3] The .50 Action Express (AE) (12.7×33mmRB) is a large- caliber handgun cartridge, best known for its usage in the Desert Eagle. Developed in 1988 by American Evan Whildin of Action Arms, the .50 AE is one of the most powerful pistol cartridges in production.

  4. Bullet - Wikipedia

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    Bullet. 7.5×55mm Swiss full metal jacket, armor piercing, and tracer, spitzer projectiles. The three bullets on the right show cannelure evolution. A bullet is a kinetic projectile, a component of firearm ammunition that is shot from a gun barrel.

  5. 2008–2016 United States ammunition shortage - Wikipedia

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    The 2008–2016 United States ammunition shortage was a shortage of civilian small arms ammunition in the United States that started in late 2008, [1] and continued through most or all of 2010, with an additional shortage beginning in December 2012 and continuing throughout 2013. The 2008 election of President Barack Obama triggered increased ...

  6. 9×39mm - Wikipedia

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    The 9×39 is based on the Soviet 7.62×39mm case, but with the neck expanded to fit a 9.2mm bullet. Final design was completed by N. Zabelin, L. Dvoryaninova and Y. Frolov of the TsNIITochMash in the 1980s. The intent was to create a more stealthy cartridge for suppressed firearms used by Spetnaz and other special troops that had more power ...

  7. 5.56×45mm NATO - Wikipedia

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    The 5.56×45mm NATO standard SS109/M855 cartridge was designed for maximum performance when fired from a 508 mm (20.0 in) long barrel, as was the original 5.56 mm M193 cartridge. Experiments with longer length barrels up to 610 mm (24.0 in) resulted in no improvement or a decrease in muzzle velocities for the SS109/M855 cartridge.

  8. Bulk loaded liquid propellants - Wikipedia

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    Bulk loaded liquid propellants are an artillery technology that was pursued at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and U.S. Naval Weapons Center from the 1950s through the 1990s. The advantages would be simpler guns and a wider range of tactical and logistic options. Better accuracy and tactical flexibility would theoretically come from standard ...

  9. 6.5mm Grendel - Wikipedia

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    Depending on their case material and bullet weight, 6.5mm Grendel cartridges weigh 14.7 to 17.8 grams (227 to 275 gr). The case head diameter of the Grendel is the same as that of the 5.6×39mm (.220 Russian), 7.62×39mm and 6.5mm PPC cases. This diameter is larger than the 5.56×45mm NATO, thereby necessitating the use of a non-standard AR-15 ...