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  2. FP-45 Liberator - Wikipedia

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    The FP-45 Liberator is a handgun manufactured by the United States military during World War II for use by resistance forces in occupied territories. The Liberator was never issued to American or other Allied troops, and there are few documented instances of the weapon being used for its intended purpose; this was compounded by the intended recipients – irregulars and resistance fighters ...

  3. Centerfire ammunition - Wikipedia

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    Centerfire ammunition. A center-fire (or centerfire) is a type of metallic cartridge used in firearms, where the primer is located at the center of the base of its casing (i.e. "case head"). Unlike rimfire cartridges, the centerfire primer is typically a separate component seated into a recessed cavity (known as the primer pocket) in the case ...

  4. Pinfire cartridge - Wikipedia

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    The pin-fire (or pinfire) is a type of metallic cartridge used in firearms, where the priming compound is ignited by striking a small pin that protrudes radially from above the base of the cartridge. Invented by Frenchman Casimir Lefaucheux in 1832, [1] but not patented until 1835, [2] it was one of the earliest practical designs of a metallic ...

  5. 2020–present United States ammunition shortage - Wikipedia

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    The 2020–present United States ammunition shortage is the most recent of all the ammunition shortages in the United States. It arose out of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, the 2020 United States presidential election, and the George Floyd protests. The lack of sufficient ammunition for consumers in the United States is to some ...

  6. 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.

  7. 9×19mm Parabellum - Wikipedia

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    The 9×19mm Parabellum (also known as 9mm PARA, 9mm Luger, 9mm NATO or simply as 9mm) is a rimless, centerfire, tapered firearms cartridge . Originally designed by Austrian firearm designer Georg Luger in 1901, [6] it is widely considered the most popular handgun and submachine gun cartridge due to its low cost, adequate stopping power and ...

  8. Hi-Point C-9 - Wikipedia

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    blade front, notch rear (adjustable) The Hi-Point Model C-9 is a polymer-framed, semi-automatic, blowback-operated pistol manufactured by Hi-Point Firearms . It is chambered in 9×19mm Parabellum and is rated to accept +P ammunition. It became well known for its low retail price of under $200. An improved model, the YC9, was originally expected ...

  9. Federal Premium Ammunition - Wikipedia

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    In late 2015, Federal Premium introduced Syntech ("synthetic technology") line of pistol bullets for the 9mm Luger, .40 S&W and .45 ACP calibers, under Federal's American Eagle brand. The "Syntech" trademark derives from the Total Polymer Jacket (TPJ), a synthetic low-friction polymer jacketing that replaces the traditional bare lead or copper ...