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Old November 23, 2013, 08:36 PM   #1
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not sure of the calliber...

Hi to you all! I was wondering, Im buying a CZ24 to my husband but I'm not sure of the caliber to buy. The Guy said to me it's 9mm but i'm not sure about it. Here I have some .32 and it fits almost well. Is it true that .380 is the same thing as 9mm? How can I be sure of the calliber this pistol takes? Thx for the help.
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Old November 23, 2013, 08:51 PM   #2
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I think the CZ 24 is a .380 acp caliber pistol (somebody please say yes or no on cal.) the .380 is a 9x17 m/m often called 9m/m short, there is also a 9x18(makarov), while the 9x 19 m/m cartridge is called NATO, Luger, or Parabellum. All are 9 m/m's but none are interchangeable.
(the .32 acp will not work in any form of 9m/m it is to small)
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Old November 23, 2013, 08:56 PM   #3
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I just looked it up, and it looks like it is a .380 acp

380 ACP is also called: 9×17mm Browning Short, .380 Auto, 9mm Corto or 9mm Kurz.

From what I read, the cz24 never came in .32 (only the cz27 came in .32), so that wont work in the pistol you have.

When most people say 9mm, they mean the slightly more powerful 9x19mm round (parabellum or luger). These will not work in your gun. But the guy who told you it was 9mm, probably meant 9mm kurz (.380 acp).
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Old November 23, 2013, 10:35 PM   #4
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Thx a lot guys for for the fast reply!! Me im in Canada, anyone knows a Canadian web site where I can but those bullets? A safe web site of course.
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Old November 24, 2013, 05:46 PM   #5
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There are several 9mm cartridges which makes the designation somewhat confusing. When someone simply says "9mm," said person is usually referring to 9x19 also known as 9mm Luger, 9mm Parabellum, and 9mm NATO.

.380 Auto is also known by several different names depending on the country of manufacture including .380 ACP, 9x17 Browning, 9mm Short, 9mm Corto, and 9mm Kurz.

Other than the diameter of their bullets, 9x19 and .380 Auto have very little in common and they are not interchangeable. Besides its 2mm shorter case, the .380 also uses a straight-walled case as opposed to the 9x19's tapered case. The .380 also is much lower pressure with a SAAMI maximum of 21,000 psi as opposed to the 9x19's 35,000 psi max. .380 Auto typically uses light bullets of 95gr or less while 9x19 is commonly loaded with bullets of 115-147gr. Finally, .380 is usually found in smaller blowback-operated "pocket pistols" like the Colt M1908, Walther PPK, Beretta M1934, and Sig P232 while the 9x19 is usually found in larger "service pistols" like the P08 Luger, Walther P38, Browning GP-35 "Hi Power", Beretta M92, and Glock 17.

As has been mentioned, your CZ-24 is chambered for .380 Auto and not 9x19. I don't know how ammo availability is in Canada, but in the United States .380 Auto is a very common and popular cartridge that can be found in most small gun shops as well as larger retailers like Wal-Mart, Gander Mountain, Cabelas, Bass Pro Shops, and online retailers like Midway, Natchez Shooters' Supply, and Graf & Sons. .380 Auto ammunition is loaded by nearly every major ammunition manufacturer including CCI/Speer, Federal, Remington, Hornady, Winchester, Fiocchi, Sellier & Belloit, Magtech, Prvi Partizan, and Geco.
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