Happy 9mm Day!


Happy 9mm Day to the 9x19mm, 9mm Luger, 9mm Parabellum (“para bellum” meaning “prepare for war” in Latin), 9mmP, 9mm NATO, 9×19, simply the “9mm,” or whatever you prefer to call it.


  1. avatar beefeater says:

    You forgot the media’s favorite caliber, the deadly .9mm

    1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      Frick! Gross oversight. That should most definitely have been on the list. As punishment I’ve shot myself with my .9mm revolver and will be wearing a bandaid now for nearly an hour.

      1. avatar jwm says:

        You put band aids on mosquito bites?

      2. avatar Daniluska Ozera says:

        Good thing you didn’t use the whole-block leveling .40 SW or the ginormous snuffs out all life in a 3-block radius .45 ACP. That lil’ thing saved your life. Only sissies like the FBI and US Military use it.

        1. avatar uncommon_sense says:


          “… the ginormous snuffs out all life in a 3-block radius .45 ACP.”

          Um,.45 ACP is much more powerful than that. Everyone knows that .45 ACP tears the fabric of space-time itself and has even been known to spawn black holes.

      3. avatar jwm says:

        Is that the S&W .9mm revolver that uses the clips?

        1. avatar Matty9 says:

          with the barrel shroud and that thing that goes “up”.

    2. avatar JasonM says:

      And the gangsta’s favorite caliber, the nine (no units). As in:
      Ima cap yo’ ass wif my nine!

  2. avatar Frank in VA says:

    Is there going to be cake?

    1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      Yes. We had Chocolate Brooklyn Babka from Trader Joe’s tonight. The stuff is damn good.

      1. avatar Sad88 says:

        Death By Chocolate from a local bakery.

  3. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

    Let me know when it’s Happy 300 AAC blackout day.

    1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      That happens every day at 3:00. AM, that is, when it’s 0300 black out(side).

      1. avatar Daniluska Ozera says:

        And you can shoot it then without waking the neighbors if your rifle is appropriately equipped.

        1. avatar Geoff PR says:

          What does the Blackout in 300 BLK supposedly stand for?

          (I’m so far behind the times I just recently found out ‘Creedmore’ was the name of the first NRA range.)

        2. avatar Jeremy S. says:

          It was designed to be an ideal sound suppressed and flash suppressed caliber, so I suppose “blackout” was thought to describe this sort of sensory deprivation theme.

  4. avatar JasonM says:

    I should take my CZ 75 Shadow to the range to celebrate!

  5. avatar billy-bob says:

    Wait, I thought it was talk like a pirate day. You mean I should’ve been bustin’ caps instead? Arrrrrrrrrr!

    1. avatar Cap'n says:

      Aye! Me blunderbuss cant take yer metallic cartridges!!

      1. avatar Martin says:

        Have you actually tried loading them into that barrel?

  6. avatar Curtis in IL says:

    Based on the brass I pick up at the range, 9mm is by far the most popular handgun cartridge today.

    At least among rednecks who never learned to clean up after themselves.

    1. avatar Ranger Rick says:

      Free brass for reloaders, yippee!

    2. avatar jwm says:

      It’s the cheapest new centerfire pistol ammo on the market and I can usually find it even when .22 is scarce.

  7. avatar Andrew Lias says:

    Just wanted to say hit the range with my 9mm AR and Blue Dot in it rocks. Load that stuff up hot and let it rip. Good times 🙂

  8. avatar tmm says:

    Si vis pacem, para bellum

  9. avatar Marcus (Aurelius) Payne says:

    So was it makarov day yesterday?

    1. avatar Art out West says:

      And .380 day the day before that.

  10. avatar The Pontificator says:

    The Blue Bullets 125gr RN + 5.0gr Alliant Power Pistol + C.O.A.L. 1.130″ = FUN!

    1. avatar Rincoln says:

      Rainier 147gr HP + 3.7gr VV N320 + C.O.A.L. 1.095″ + Suppressed MPX = FUNNER

  11. avatar Accur81 says:

    A great caliber! Easy to rapid fire and stockpile.

  12. avatar BLoving says:

    Happy Birthday parabellum! You look damn good for one hundred and fourteen years young and still lightly kicking.

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