Taurus PT-111 ammo

Taurus PT-111 ammo

This is a discussion on Taurus PT-111 ammo within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; what is the difference b/n a 9mm and 9mm Parabellum caliber. I have some 9mm 115gr ammo, would it work?? The pt-111 accepts 9mm Parabellum ...

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    Taurus PT-111 ammo

    what is the difference b/n a 9mm and 9mm Parabellum caliber. I have some 9mm 115gr ammo, would it work?? The pt-111 accepts 9mm Parabellum caliber and the book says 130 gr prefered.


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    Mikey i just use Winchester White Box 115gr FMJs for the range and SD is a matter of preference I have Corbon 124 +p in mine. Also use Blazer Brass as well

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    Ahh ok, I have about 2boxes of Monarch 115gr. Thanks to you I will use it.

    I still don't understand what is parabellum means? At first i thought it's not the same as 9mm or a luger. I read up on it ad It seems like the same thing.

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    They are the same. I believe the original name was 9mm Parabellum. Parabellum means "Prepare for War". I think the Luger name came from it's usage in the Luger pistol, during the war.
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    9x19mm=9mm Luger=9mm Parabellum

    This might help a little:
    9x19mm Parabellum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    parabellum comes from the Latin

    si vis pacem, para bellum

    That translates to ~ If you want peace, prepare for war.



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    really, cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrlandoDriver View Post
    Mikey i just use Winchester White Box 115gr FMJs for the range and SD is a matter of preference I have Corbon 124 +p in mine. Also use Blazer Brass as well
    This pistol is not rated for +P ammo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarlady View Post
    This pistol is not rated for +P ammo.
    I have fired them through with no problem question comes up every so often on Taurusarmed.net can be used just not on a regular basis.

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    Just wanted to make sure you were aware.

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    Appriciate the concern Thank You.

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    I am going to disagree with those on the +P ammo for the Taurus pistols.

    If you read the manuals from Taurus, and I have two, one for my 24/7 and one for my Mil Pro PT111.

    It states clearly that the 9mm will handle up to 1225 fps on a 124 grain bullet. If you look at any of the ballistics from the SD ammo makers, this clearly is in the +P range. In fact Speer Gold Dot Hollow Points in the 124 gr +P have a ballistics rating of 1220 fps on a 124 grain bullet. That is below what Taurus recommends. I believe that Corbon +P 124 gr exceed the recommendations by 25 fps. Winchester Ranger, Federal HST, and the others I have checked I believe are below the ratings in their +P ammo.

    Please refer to page 9 of this manual. http://www.taurususa.com/pdf/Polymer...manual_low.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarlady View Post
    This pistol is not rated for +P ammo.
    The Taurus Catalog and user's manual specifically states that all Taurus pistols are rated for +P ammo.

    It's on page 4 of the 2008 catalog:

    +P RATED FOR DUTY USE
    All Taurus handguns are engineered to accept a steady diet of factory-new Plus-P (+P) ammunition built to SAAMI specifications. This includes the Ultra-Lite hammer forged aluminum alloys, Titanium, blue steel and stainless steel models. Rest assured, your Taurus will be ready, especially when you're counting on it. +P rated ammunition not recommended for Magnesium revolvers.

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    I'll have to recheck my manual. The only mention of +P was the warning I saw on pg 9. I'll admit it, I'm old and wear bifocals so it's not out of the question that I missed it. Thanks for the follow-up info.

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