Sunday Funday: Handgun Caliber ID Quiz

20160619_224646Last Sunday’s rifle caliber quiz was a lot of fun, and congrats to “Will from Oregon” for being the first to name all of the cartridges correctly! I headed back to my ammo locker and grabbed handgun calibers this time. So…same challenge: who can ID them all correctly first?



  1. avatar Twelve.gauge says:

    22 short, 9mm Makarov, .380 auto, 9mm Luger, .357 Sig, .40 S&W, 10mm, .45 auto, 38 Special, 44 Magnum

    1. avatar q says:

      You beat me to it

      1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

        Okay, the correct list is:

        .22 Short
        .32 ACP
        .380 ACP
        .357 SIG
        .40 S&W
        10mm Auto
        .45 ACP
        .38 Special
        .44 Magnum

        …some non-standard bullets in there definitely didn’t make it easy!

    2. avatar jwm says:

      I think you reversed the order on the .380 and Mak. And I think the .38 is actually a .45 colt. And I believe that last one is a .500 S&W.

    3. avatar HP says:

      Ok, I’m proud of myself, I got most of them.

  2. avatar PK says:

    Tricky. I see 22 short, 9×17, 9×18, 38 super, 357sig, 40S&W?, 10mm?, 460 Roland?, I don’t shoot revolvers much, and .41mag?

    I think.

  3. avatar Colby Roberts says:

    .25 acp, .380 9mm mak 9×19 .357 sig .40 10 mm .45 .357 .454 casull?

  4. avatar Steve in MA (Now RI) says:

    .22 short, 9mm Mak, .380 acp, 9mm, .357 Sig, .40 s&w, 10mm, .45 acp, .357 mag, .45 colt.

  5. avatar George says:

    22 short, 32 acp, 380 acp, 9mm parabellum, 357 sig, 40 s&w, 10mm, ok- um – 460 Roland, 32 H&R magnum, 41 S&W mag

  6. avatar Timmer says:

    Wee, some not so Wee, and a Friggin’ HUGE!
    (yes I am Scottish.)

    1. avatar Jeremy B. says:

      You are technically correct, the best kind of correct.

  7. avatar Grant says:

    .22 short, 380 auto, 9mm makarov, 9mm Luger, 357 sig, .40 s&w, 10mm, .45 acp, .38 special, .44 mag

    1. avatar Will from Oregon says:

      I agree.

  8. avatar Andrew Lias says:

    .22 short, .32 auto, .380, 9mm, 357 sig, 40 S&W, 10mm, 45 ACP, 38 special and .460 Ruger?

    1. avatar Andrew Lias says:

      Gah wicked brain fart changing 460 ruger to 44 mag and we’ll see where that takes us.

      1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

        Bingo with the .44 mag! This was a hard one what with the weird projectiles in some of the calibers.

  9. avatar Southern Cross says:

    I thought the .44 Mag would be longer. I would have guessed a .44 Special as the last one.

  10. avatar mark_anthony_78 says:

    If #4 is 9x19mm it’s got an awfully long projectile sticking out of the case…

  11. avatar Tom j says:

    22 short
    .32 acp
    .380 / 9mm kurz
    .357 sign
    .40 s&w
    .357 mag
    .44 sp

  12. avatar kenneth says:

    22 short; 9X18; .380 ACP; 9X19 (orP); .357 Sig; .40 S&W; 10mm; .45 ACP; .41 Mag; .500 S&W…

    1. avatar kenneth says:

      Or perhaps:
      22 short; .380 ACP; 9X18; 9X19 (orP); .357 Sig; .40 S&W; 10mm; .45 ACP; .41 Mag; .500 S&W…

  13. avatar bob in IN says:

    22 short; .380 ACP; 9X18; 9X19, .357 Sig; .40 S&W; 10mm; .45 ACP; .44 Mag; .500 S&W…

  14. avatar Specialist38 says:

    22 short.
    9mm Cort
    9mm Makarov
    9mm Parabellum
    357 sig
    40 s&w
    45 acp
    44 magnum
    460 S&W

  15. avatar alphonse says:

    Identifying by case diameter would be deceptive. I would use the 357 SIG as a baseline, the only bottleneck case.
    762×25 would not likely have that bullet configuration. So going by relative length of the cases
    22 short
    380 ACP
    9mm Markov
    9mm parabellum. strange bullet on this one
    357 SIG
    40 S&W
    45 ACP a very familiar bullet ogive
    38 special not 357 because the 44 magnum to the right is a longer case
    44 magnum

    Spock analysis! He can’t do it now so I have to do it myself.

  16. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    .22 short, .32, .380, 9mm, .357 sig, .40, 10mm, .44 mag

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      Woo hoo!

  17. avatar kenneth says:

    How’s about:
    22 short, 32 acp, 380 acp, 9mm P, 357 sig, 40 s&w, 10mm, 45 acp. .44 mag and 500?

  18. avatar Brian says:

    That last one on the right is definitely a s&w 500 700 grain

    1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      340 grain .44 Mag +P+ from Underwood, actually 🙂

      1. avatar Accur81 says:

        If you want to sling some serious heat at a great price, I haven’t found an ammo company better than Underwood Ammo.

  19. avatar Phil says:

    Have we the result of the first quiz anywhere?

    1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      I put the correct list near the top of the comments section in bold text on that post as well as this one…

  20. avatar Phil says:

    I’m not a specialist of handgun ammo, here’s my try:

    .22 Short,
    .32 ACP,
    .380 ACP / 9mm Kurz
    9 x 19mm
    .357 Sig
    .40 S&W
    .38 Spl
    .45 ACP
    .357 Mag
    .454 Casull

  21. avatar jwtaylor says:

    Where on earth did you find 22 shorts and where are you hiding them?

    1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      I still have a box of almost 100 from a long time ago. They’re probably 15+ years old haha

  22. avatar ButtHurtz says:

    Anything but 45acp in pistol calibers aren’t worth talking about.

    Yea, byteme all you 9mm weenies.

  23. avatar Bob R says:

    No .22 long rifle? Probably couldn’t find any in the stores…

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