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Thread: Any 9mm Shot Loads

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    Any 9mm Shot Loads

    Has anyone run across 9mm shot loads?

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    I would think you could "fake" them with the (Speer? CCI? Whoever makes them lately) 357 / 38 shot capsules; I plan to try to make some, but that's in the future projects stack yet (Things are getting done slowly here.) I was thinking starting with a 9MMx29 or cut down .223 case, make it similar to the 45 ACP shot shells that RCBS makes a die set for; Probably size the front with a 32 ACP die set and the rear with a 9mm die set?

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    I have made them for 380’s that cycle



    Used .223 brass as the donor case. If you can get long enough brass suitable for 9mm, it can be done.

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    Nice! Well, now I need to do that too once I get started on those

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    Now I know what to use those 5.56mm blank cases for

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    Blank cases should do it nicely!

    jmorris - What diameter did you size the 380 shot shells down to? I am hoping that a 32 ACP die set will do it, I haven't checked measurements yet (too busy on other things.) Looks like they function beautifully!!

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    I tried making some 9mm shot rounds using cut down 223 brass. Cut 223 to length and necked down with a 30 Carbine die, I could get them to chamber consistently in my pistol with no issues. The problem is the extractions are inconsistent. I think the 223 case diameter is just a little too small to produce consistent extractions in 9mm but close enough for 380. This was in both a Glock and Beretta 92. Iím going to move on to trying 9mm Win Mag cases.

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    Speer makes 9MM shot cartridges and has for many years. They are filled with #12 shot and perform about like a 22 mag shot cartridge -- which is just fine at 6-7 feet on a Prairie Rattler.

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    I realize you can buy them, but what fun would that be?

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    You can load the 9mm like you would like 357/38 like they did years ago with out the plastic, with 2 cards over the powder and one over the shot. If you use a wheel gun.
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