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.17" Caliber Handgun Cartridges, Bullet Diameter .172":
17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire 17 2,040 1,751 1,495 157 116 84 0 + 0.2" - 0.3" - 1.7"
17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire 20 1,830 1,567 1,342 149 109 80 0 0 - 0.8" - 2.7"
.22" Caliber Handgun Cartridges, Bullet Diameter .222" - .224":
22 Short 29 1,010 923 857 66 55 47 0 - 1.5" - 5.7" - 12.5"
22 Long Rifle 37 1,085 991 923 97 81 70 0 - 1.2" - 4.7" - 10.6"
22 Long Rifle 40 1,060 979 918 100 85 75 0 - 1.3" - 4.9" - 10.9"
22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire 34 1,690 1,382 1,152 216 144 100 0 - 0.1" - 1.4" - 4.1"
22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire 40 1,480 1,236 1,071 195 136 102 0 - 0.4" - 2.2" - 5.7"
.25" Caliber Handgun Cartridges, Bullet Diameter .251":
25 Automatic 35 900 813 742 63 51 43 0 - 2.1" - 7.1" - 15.1"
.30" Caliber Handgun Cartridges, Bullet Diameter .308":
30 Luger 93 1200 1097 1021 297 248 215 0 - 0.9" - 3.5" - 8.2"
7.62x25 Tokarev 85 1645 1464 1307 511 405 322 0 - 0.1" - 1.2" - 3.5"
30 Carbine 110 1790 1595 1421 783 622 493 0 0 - 0.8" - 2.6"
.31" Caliber Handgun Cartridges, Bullet Diameter .312":
32 Smith&Wesson 85 680 656 633 87 81 76 0 - 4.1" - 13.2" - 27.6"
32 Short Colt 80 745 718 693 99 92 85 0 - 3.3" - 10.7" - 22.6"
32 S&W Long 98 705 680 657 108 101 94 0 - 3.7" - 12.2" - 25.5"
32 Automatic 60 1000 906 834 133 112 96 0 - 1.6" - 5.5" - 12.1"
32 H&R 90 750 723 698 112 104 97 0 - 3.2" - 10.6" - 22.3"
32-20 Winchester 115 800 770 742 163 151 141 0 - 2.7" - 9.1" - 19.3"
32 H&R Magnum 85 1120 1038 977 237 204 180 0 - 1.1" - 4.2" - 9.4"
32 H&R Magnum 95 1020 963 916 219 196 177 0 - 1.4" - 5.2" - 11.4"
327 Federal Magnum 85 1400 1252 1136 370 296 243 0 - 0.5" - 2.3" - 5.7"
.35" Caliber Handgun Cartridges, Bullet Diameter .355" - .358" / 9.0mm:
380 Automatic 90 1000 913 846 200 167 143 0 - 1.6" - 5.5" - 12.1"
38 Long Colt 158 650 627 606 148 138 129 0 - 4.5" - 14.6" - 30.4"
9MM Luger 115 1155 1047 971 341 280 241 0 - 1.0" - 4.0" - 9.0"
9MM Luger 124 1110 1030 971 339 292 259 0 - 1.2" - 4.4" - 9.8"
9MM Luger 147 975 935 899 310 285 264 0 - 1.7" - 5.9" - 12.7"
38 Special 110 1010 940 883 249 216 191 0 - 1.5" - 5.4" - 11.8"
38 Special 125 900 856 817 225 203 185 0 - 2.0" - 7.0" - 14.9"
38 Special 158 800 765 735 199 183 168 0 - 2.7" - 9.1" - 19.3"
38 Super Automatic +P 125 1240 1126 1043 427 352 302 0 - 0.8" - 3.3" - 7.5"
38 Super Automatic +P 130 1215 1108 1030 426 354 306 0 - 0.8" - 3.4" - 8.0"
357 Magnum 125 1500 1301 1153 624 470 298 0 - 0.3" - 1.8" - 4.7"
357 Magnum 140 1350 1208 1100 566 454 376 0 - 0.5" - 2.6" - 6.2"
357 Magnum 158 1250 1150 1073 548 464 404 0 - 0.8" - 3.2" - 7.5"
357 SIG 124 1350 1208 1108 502 405 338 0 - 0.5" - 2.6" - 6.2"
357 SIG 147 1225 1138 1072 490 422 375 0 - 0.8" - 3.4" - 7.8"
.37" Caliber Handgun Cartridges, Bullet Diameter .375":
38-55 Winchester 255 1250 1134 1049 885 728 623 0 - 0.8" - 3.2" - 7.5"
.40" Caliber Handgun Cartridges, Bullet Diameter .400":
38-40 Winchester 180 800 770 742 256 237 220 0 - 2.7" - 9.1" - 19.3"
40 Smith&Wesson 155 1180 1061 980 479 387 331 0 - 0.9" - 3.7" - 8.5"
40 Smith&Wesson 165 1175 1066 937 506 416 308 0 - 0.9" - 3.7" - 8.5"
40 Smith&Wesson 180 950 903 862 361 326 297 0 - 1.7" - 6.1" - 13.3"
10MM Automatic 155 1265 1119 1020 551 431 358 0 - 0.7" - 3.1" - 7.3"
10MM Automatic 180 1180 1077 1004 556 464 403 0 - 0.9" - 3.7" - 8.5"
10MM Automatic 200 1050 994 948 490 439 399 0 - 1.3" - 4.9" - 10.8"
.41" Caliber Handgun Cartridges, Bullet Diameter .410":
41 Remington Magnum 210 1300 1172 1077 788 640 540 0 - 0.6" - 2.9" - 6.8"
41 Remington Magnum 250 1160 1068 1000 747 633 555 0 - 1.0" - 3.9" - 8.8"
.43" Caliber Handgun Cartridges, Bullet Diameter .427" - .430":
44 Russian 210 650 627 606 197 183 171 0 - 4.5" - 14.6" - 30.4"
44 Colt 230 730 704 679 272 253 236 0 - 3.4" - 11.3" - 23.6"
44-40 Winchester 200 800 770 742 284 263 245 0 - 2.7" - 9.1" - 19.3"
44-40 Winchester 205 725 689 655 239 216 195 0 - 3.5" - 11.4" - 24.0"
44 Special 180 1000 935 882 400 349 311 0 - 1.5" - 5.4" - 11.9"
44 Remington Magnum 180 1550 1340 1173 960 717 550 0 - 0.2" - 1.6" - 4.2"
44 Remington Magnum 200 1500 1333 1196 999 789 635 0 - 0.3" - 1.8" - 4.7"
44 Remington Magnum 225 1410 1240 1111 993 768 617 0 - 0.4" - 2.2" - 5.6"
44 Remington Magnum 240 1350 1231 1134 971 807 685 0 - 0.4" - 2.2" - 5.6"
44 Remington Magnum 300 1150 1084 1031 881 782 708 0 - 1.0" - 3.9" - 8.9"
.45" Caliber Handgun Cartridges, Bullet Diameter .451" - .452":
45 Automatic 185 970 910 860 386 340 304 0 - 1.6" - 5.8" - 12.7"
45 Automatic 200 900 856 817 360 325 296 0 - 2.0" - 7.0" - 14.9"
45 Automatic 230 850 818 788 369 342 317 0 - 2.3" - 7.9" - 16.9"
45 Automatic+P 200 1055 982 926 494 428 380 0 - 1.3" - 4.8" - 10.7"
45 Automatic+P 230 950 908 872 461 421 385 0 - 1.7" - 6.1" - 13.3"
45 G.A.P. 185 1090 1016 960 488 424 379 0 - 1.2" - 4.5" - 10.0"
45 G.A.P. 230 880 844 811 395 364 336 0 - 2.1" - 7.3" - 15.7"
45 Schofield 180 730 704 679 213 198 185 0 - 3.4" - 11.3" - 23.6"
45 Colt 255 725 687 651 298 267 240 0 - 3.5" - 11.4" - 24.0"
45 Colt 225 960 895 841 460 400 354 0 - 1.7" - 6.0" - 13.0"
Judge / .410" / 3.0" / 5 - 000 Buck 71 775 727 683 95 83 73 0 - 3.1" - 10.3" - 21.8"
Judge / .410" / 2.5" / 4 - 000 Buck 71 850 793 743 114 99 87 0 - 2.4" - 8.3" - 17.9"
45 Winchester Magnum 260 1200 1097 1021 831 694 602 0 - 0.9" - 3.5" - 8.2"
454 Casull 240 1900 1678 1478 1923 1500 1163 0 - 0.1" - 0.5" - 2.0"
454 Casull 300 1650 1490 1348 1813 1480 1210 0 - 0.1" - 1.2" - 3.5"
460 Smith&Wesson 200 2200 1948 1715 2149 1685 1305 0 - 0.3" 0 - 0.9"
.47" Caliber Handgun Cartridges, Bullet Diameter .475":
475 Linebaugh 400 1300 1177 1084 1501 1231 1043 0 - 0.6" - 2.9" - 6.8"
480 Ruger 325 1350 1193 1078 1315 1026 839 0 - 0.5" - 2.6" - 6.2"
480 Ruger 400 1100 1027 971 1075 937 838 0 - 1.1" - 4.4" - 9.8"
.50" Caliber Handgun Cartridges, Bullet Diameter .500":
50 Action Express 300 1475 1253 1095 1449 1046 799 0 - 0.3" - 1.9" - 4.9"
500 Smith&Wesson 300 1950 1767 1598 2533 2080 1700 0 - 0.1" - 0.4" - 1.8"
500 Smith&Wesson 350 1700 1478 1289 2246 1697 1291 0 - 0.1" - 1.1" - 3.1"
500 Smith&Wesson 500 1300 1179 1087 1876 1543 1310 0 - 0.6" - 2.9" - 6.8"
22 Magnum - 25 Automatic - 32 Automatic - 380 Automatic - 9mm Luger - 357 SIG - 38 Special - 357 Magnum - 44 Magnum
Handgun Guide - Cartridges & Ballistics

Handgun cartridge table

(From Wikipedia)

 

CAUTION: The following information is only as accurate as sources quoted, and the transcription thereof. DO NOT use these figures as the basis for any loading data without independent verification.

From left to right: 9mm Luger, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, 5.7×28mm, 5.56×45mm NATO, .300 Winchester Magnum, and a 70 mm (2.75 inches) and 76 mm (3 inches) 12 gauge.
Cartridge name Bullet
diameter
Case
length
Cartridge
length
Type Source
2.34 mm rimfire (for SwissMiniGun) .092 in (2.3 mm) .240 in (6.1 mm) - Rimmed, rimfire [1]
2.7mm Kolibri (2mm Kolibri, 2.7×9mm) .107 in (2.7 mm) .370 in (9.4 mm) .430 in (10.9 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
3 mm Kolibri .120 in (3.0 mm) .320 in (8.1 mm) .430 in (10.9 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
4.25 mm Liliput (4.25 mm Erika) .167 in (4.2 mm) .410 in (10.4 mm) .560 in (14.2 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
.17 Hornady Mach 2 (.17 HM2) .172 in (4.4 mm) .714 in (18.1 mm) - Rimmed, rimfire [2]
.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire (.17 HMR) .172 in (4.4 mm) 1.058 in (26.9 mm) - Rimmed, rimfire [8]
.17-357 RG - - - - -
4.6×30mm .183 in (4.6 mm) 1.201 in (30.5 mm) - Rimless [3]
5 mm Clement (5 mm Clement Auto) .202 in (5.1 mm) .710 in (18.0 mm) 1.010 in (25.7 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
5 mm Bergmann (5 mm Bergmann Rimless) .203 in (5.2 mm) .590 in (15.0 mm) .960 in (24.4 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
5 mm Remington Rimfire Magnum (5 mm RMR) .205 in (5.2 mm) 1.020 in (25.9 mm) 1.130 in (28.7 mm) Rimmed, rimfire Barnes 1997, p. 394
5.45×18mm (5.45×18mm Soviet, 5.45×18mm MPTs, 5.45×18mm PSM) .210 in (5.3 mm) .700 in (17.8 mm) .980 in (24.9 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
.22 BB (.22 BB Cap) .222 in (5.6 mm) .284 in (7.2 mm) .343 in (8.7 mm) Rimmed, rimfire Barnes 1997, p. 394
.22 CB (.22 CB Cap) .222 in (5.6 mm) .420 in (10.7 mm) .520 in (13.2 mm) Rimmed, rimfire Barnes 1997, p. 394
.22 Short .223 in (5.7 mm) .423 in (10.7 mm) .686 in (17.4 mm) Rimmed, rimfire Barnes 1997, p. 394
.22 Long .223 in (5.7 mm) .595 in (15.1 mm) .880 in (22.4 mm) Rimmed, rimfire Barnes 1997, p. 394
.22 Long Rifle (.22 LR, .22 Stinger [hot loading]) .223 in (5.7 mm) .595 in (15.1 mm) .975 in (24.8 mm) Rimmed, rimfire Barnes 1997, p. 394
.22 Remington Jet (.22 Jet, .22 Centerfire Magnum) .223 in (5.7 mm) 1.280 in (32.5 mm) 1.580 in (40.1 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
.22 Reed Express [7.62×25 mm necked down to .22] .223 in (5.7 mm) - - Rimless [4]
.22 TCM .223 in (5.7 mm) 1.025 in (26.0 mm) - Rimless -
.22 WMR (.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire, .22 Magnum) .224 in (5.7 mm) 1.052 in (26.7 mm) 1.350 in (34.3 mm) Rimmed, rimfire Barnes 1997, p. 394
.224 Kay-Chuk (.224 Harvey Kay-Chuk) .224 in (5.7 mm) 1.35 in (34 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 199
.221 Remington Fireball .224 in (5.7 mm) 1.400 in (35.6 mm) 1.820 in (46.2 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
.224 BOZ .224 in (5.7 mm) .909 in (23.1 mm) - Rimless [5]
.224 Montgomery .224 in (5.7 mm) .620 in (15.7 mm) - Rimless -
.224-32 FA [.327 Federal necked to .22] .224 in (5.7 mm) 1.120 in (28.4 mm) - Rimmed [6]
5.7×28mm .220 in (5.6 mm) 1.130 in (28.7 mm) 1.710 in (43.4 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, 311
5.5mm Velo-Dog (5.75mm Velo Dog) .225 in (5.7 mm) 1.120 in (28.4 mm) 1.350 in (34.3 mm) Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
5.8×21 mm DAP92 .230 in (5.8 mm) .827 in (21.0 mm) - Rimless [9]
.25 ACP (.25 Auto, .25 Auto Colt Pistol, 6.35mm Auto, 6.35mm Browning, 6.35×16mmSR) .251 in (6.4 mm) .620 in (15.7 mm) .910 in (23.1 mm) Semi-rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.25 NAA .251 in (6.4 mm) - - Semi-rimmed Barnes 2006, p. 288
.256 Winchester Magnum .257 in (6.5 mm) 1.300 in (33.0 mm) 1.530 in (38.9 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
6.5 mm Bergmann .264 in (6.7 mm) .870 in (22.1 mm) 1.230 in (31.2 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
7 mm Nambu (7×20 mm) .280 in (7.1 mm) .780 in (19.8 mm) 1.060 in (26.9 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
7.62 mm Nagant (7.62 mm Russian, 7.62×38 mmR) .295 in (7.5 mm) 1.530 in (38.9 mm) 1.530 in (38.9 mm) Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.32 Colt [inside-lubricated variant of .32 Long Colt] .299 in (7.6 mm) .755 in (19.2 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 2000, p. 308
.32 Protector .300 in (7.6 mm) .350 in (8.9 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 2000, p. 308
7.65 mm Roth-Sauer, 7.65 mm Frommer .301 in (7.6 mm) .510 in (13.0 mm) .840 in (21.3 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
7.62 mmTokarev (7.62×25mm) .307 in (7.8 mm) .970 in (24.6 mm) 1.350 in (34.3 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
7.62×42 mm SP-4 .307 in (7.8 mm) 1.634 in (41.5 mm) - Rimless [7]
7.65mm Borchardt (7.65×25mm Borchardt, .30 Borchardt) .307 in (7.8 mm) .990 in (25.1 mm) 1.340 in (34.0 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
7.65 mm Parabellum (7.65×22mm Parabellum, 7.65×21mm Luger, 7.65mm Luger, .30 Luger) .308 in (7.8 mm) .750 in (19.1 mm) 1.150 in (29.2 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
7.65mm Mannlicher (7.63mm Mannlicher, 7.65×21 mm) .308 in (7.8 mm) .840 in (21.3 mm) 1.120 in (28.4 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
7.63mm Mauser (7.63×25 mm) .308 in (7.8 mm) .990 in (25.1 mm) 1.360 in (34.5 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
.35 S&W Auto (.35 Auto) .309 in (7.8 mm) .670 in (17.0 mm) .970 in (24.6 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
.32 ACP (.32 Auto, .32 Auto Colt Pistol, 7.65mm Auto, 7.65mm Browning, 7.65×17mmSR) .309 in (7.8 mm) .680 in (17.3 mm) 1.030 in (26.2 mm) Semi-rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
7.62×17 mm Type 64 (7.62 mm Chinese) [rimless development of the .32 ACP] .309 in (7.8 mm) .780 in (19.8 mm) - Rimless -
7.65 mm Longue (7.65 mm MAS) .309 in (7.8 mm) .780 in (19.8 mm) 1.190 in (30.2 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
.30 Wildey (.30 Wildey Magnum) [advertised as necked-down version of .475 Wildey] .309 in (7.8 mm) - - Rimless -
.32 NAA .312 in (7.9 mm) .680 in (17.3 mm) - Rimless Barnes 2006, p. 288
.32 S&W .312 in (7.9 mm) .610 in (15.5 mm) .920 in (23.4 mm) Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.32 S&W Long (.32 Colt New Police) .312 in (7.9 mm) .930 in (23.6 mm) 1.270 in (32.3 mm) Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
7.92×24mm VBR [shortened .30 Carbine case] .312 in (7.9 mm) .940 in (23.9 mm) - Rimless -
.32-20 Winchester (.32 WCF, .32-20 Marlin, .32 Colt Lightning) .312 in (7.9 mm) 1.320 in (33.5 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 2006, p. 288
.32 H&R Magnum .312 in (7.9 mm) 1.080 in (27.4 mm) 1.350 in (34.3 mm) Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 91
.327 Federal Magnum .312 in (7.9 mm) 1.200 in (30.5 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 2006, p. 288
.32 Short Colt (.32 SC) .312 in (7.9 mm) .610 in (15.5 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.32 Long Colt (.32 LC) .312 in (7.9 mm) .920 in (23.4 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.320 Revolver (.320 European, .320 Bulldog, .320 Webley) .317 in (8.1 mm) .620 in (15.7 mm) .900 in (22.9 mm) Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
7.5 mm Swiss Army (7.5 mm 1882 Ordnance) .317 in (8.1 mm) .890 in (22.6 mm) 1.290 in (32.8 mm) Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
7.7 mm Bittner - - - Rimless Hogg & Weeks 1996, p. 181
8 mm Rast & Gasser (8 mm Gasser) .320 in (8.1 mm) 1.037 in (26.3 mm) 1.391 in (35.3 mm) Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
8 mm Nambu .320 in (8.1 mm) .860 in (21.8 mm) 1.250 in (31.8 mm) Semi-rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
8 mm Lebel Revolver (8 mm French Ordnance ) .323 in (8.2 mm) 1.07 in (27 mm) 1.44 in (37 mm) Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
8 mm Pieper .286 in (7.3 mm) 1.467 in (37.3 mm) 1.467 in (37.3 mm) Rimmed [10]
7.5 mm Nagant (7.5 mm Swedish Nagant) .325 in (8.3 mm) .89 in (23 mm) 1.350 in (34.3 mm) Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
8 mm Roth-Steyr .329 in (8.4 mm) .740 in (18.8 mm) 1.140 in (29.0 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
8.5 mm Mars .331 in (8.4 mm) 1.024 in (26.0 mm) 1.449 in (36.8 mm) Rimless [11]
9mm Japanese revolver .351 in (8.9 mm) .860 in (21.8 mm) 1.210 in (30.7 mm) Rimmed Hogg & Weeks 2000, p. 405
9 mm Ultra (9 mm Police, 9×18 mm) .355 in (9.0 mm) .720 in (18.3 mm) 1.030 in (26.2 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
9 mm Glisenti .355 in (9.0 mm) .750 in (19.1 mm) 1.15 in (29 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
9 mm Parabellum (9 mm Luger, 9mm NATO, 9×19mm) .355 in (9.0 mm) .754 in (19.2 mm) 1.169 in (29.7 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
9 mm Federal (9×19mmR) .355 in (9.0 mm) .754 in (19.2 mm) 1.163 in (29.5 mm) Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
9mm Browning Long (9×20mmSR) .355 in (9.0 mm) .800 in (20.3 mm) 1.100 in (27.9 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
9×21 mm (9 mm IMI) .355 in (9.0 mm) .830 in (21.1 mm) 1.160 in (29.5 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 200
.356 TSW (9×21.5 mm) .355 in (9.0 mm) .840 in (21.3 mm) - Rimless Starline 356 TS&W factsheet
9 mm Action Express (9 mm AE) .355 in (9.0 mm) .866 in (22.0 mm) 1.152 in (29.3 mm) Rebated rim Barnes 1997, p. 200
.38-45 Auto (.45-38 Auto Pistol, .45-38 Clerke, .45-38 Hard Head) .355 in (9.0 mm) .90 in (23 mm) 1.200 in (30.5 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 200
9 mm Steyr (9×23 mm Steyr) .355 in (9.0 mm) .900 in (22.9 mm) 1.300 in (33.0 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
9 mm Largo (9 mm Bergmann–Bayard, 9 mm Bayard Long, 9×23mm) .355 in (9.0 mm) .910 in (23.1 mm) 1.320 in (33.5 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
9×25mm Mauser .355 in (9.0 mm) .981 in (24.9 mm) 1.380 in (35.1 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
9×25mm Dillon .355 in (9.0 mm) .990 in (25.1 mm) 1.260 in (32.0 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 200
9×25mm Mauser (9×25mm Mauser, 9mm Mauser Export) .355 in (9.0 mm) .981 in (24.9 mm) - Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
9mm Winchester Magnum .355 in (9.0 mm) 1.160 in (29.5 mm) 1.545 in (39.2 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
.380 ACP (.380 Auto, 9mm Kurz, 9mm Browning Short, 9×17mm) .355 in (9.0 mm) .680 in (17.3 mm) .980 in (24.9 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
.38 rimfire (.38RF, .38 Hopkins & Allen) .356 in (9.0 mm) .866 in (22.0 mm) 1.341 in (34.1 mm) Rimmed, rimfire [12]
9×23 mm Winchester .356 in (9.0 mm) .900 in (22.9 mm) 1.300 in (33.0 mm) Rimless [13], .38 rimfire
.38 Casull .356 in (9.0 mm) .933 in (23.7 mm) - Rimless [14]
9 mm Mars .360 in (9.1 mm) 1.036 in (26.3 mm) 1.426 in (36.2 mm) Rimless [15]
.38 Short Colt .357 in (9.1 mm) .762 in (19.4 mm) 1.052 in (26.7 mm) Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.38 Long Colt .357 in (9.1 mm) 1.030 in (26.2 mm) 1.320 in (33.5 mm) Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.38 Special .357 in (9.1 mm) 1.16 in (29 mm) 1.550 in (39.4 mm) Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.38 AMU (.38 Army Marksmanship Unit) .357 in (9.1 mm) 1.15 in (29 mm) - Rimless [16]
.357 Peterbilt (.357 WIldey Magnum) - - - Rebated rim -
.357 AutoMag (.357 AMP) .357 in (9.1 mm) 1.298 in (33.0 mm) 1.600 in (40.6 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 200
.357-45 GWM (.357/45 Grizzly Winchester Magnum .357 in (9.1 mm) 1.300 in (33.0 mm) - Rimless LAR Reloading Data: Cartridge: "357/45 GWM"
.357/44 Bain & Davis .357 in (9.1 mm) 1.280 in (32.5 mm) 1.550 in (39.4 mm) Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 200
.357 Magnum (9×31mmR, .353 Casull [special hunting load for Freedom Arms revolvers]) .357 in (9.1 mm) 1.290 in (32.8 mm) 1.590 in (40.4 mm) Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.360 DW .357 in (9.1 mm) 1.415 in (35.9 mm) - Rimmed [17]
.357 Remington Maximum (.357 Maximum) .357 in (9.1 mm) 1.590 in (40.4 mm) 1.970 in (50.0 mm) Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.357 SuperMag .357 in (9.1 mm) 1.610 in (40.9 mm) - Rimmed Guns Illustrated 1996, p. 10
.357 SIG .355 in (9.0 mm) .865 in (22.0 mm) 1.140 in (29.0 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
.38 ACP (.38 Auto, 9×23 mmSR) .358 in (9.1 mm) .900 in (22.9 mm) 1.280 in (32.5 mm) Semi-rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.38 Super .356 in (9.0 mm) .900 in (22.9 mm) 1.280 in (32.5 mm) Semi-rimmed Lyman Reloading Handbook 46Ed, p. 381
.38 Super Comp .356 in (9.0 mm) .896 in (22.8 mm) 1.280 in (32.5 mm) Rimless Starline cartridge dimensions
.38 S&W (.38 Colt New Police, .380 Rim, .38 S&W Corto, .380-200 British Service) .359 in (9.1 mm) .780 in (19.8 mm) 1.200 in (30.5 mm) Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
9 mm Makarov (9×18 mm PM) .363 in (9.2 mm) .710 in (18.0 mm) .970 in (24.6 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
9×21 mm Gyurza .355 in (9.0 mm) .820 in (20.8 mm) 1.3 in (33 mm) Rimless Starline cartridge dimensions
.380 Revolver Short [British Webley pattern from the 1860s, copied by Colt to produce .38 Short Colt] .375 in (9.5 mm) 0.700 in (17.8 mm) 1.100 in (27.9 mm) Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.380 Revolver Long [British Webley pattern from the 1860s] .375 in (9.5 mm) 1.000 in (25.4 mm) 1.400 in (35.6 mm) Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.375 SuperMag .357 in (9.1 mm) 1.610 in (40.9 mm) - Rimmed Guns Illustrated 1996, p. 11
9.8 mm Auto Colt (9.65 mm Browning Automatic) .378 in (9.6 mm) .912 in (23.2 mm) 1.267 in (32.2 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
.41 Long Colt [smokeless inside-lubricated variant] .386 in (9.8 mm) 1.130 in (28.7 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.40 S&W (.40 Auto, .40 Short, 10×22mm) .400 in (10.2 mm) .850 in (21.6 mm) 1.235 in (31.4 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
10mm Auto (10×25mm, 10mm Norma, 10mm F.B.I.) .400 in (10.2 mm) .990 in (25.1 mm) 1.260 in (32.0 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
10 mm Magnum .400 in (10.2 mm) 1.255 in (31.9 mm) - Rimless "10 mm Magnum Data" Handloading sheet
.40 Super .400 in (10.2 mm) .988 in (25.1 mm) - Rimless -
.40 G&A .400 in (10.2 mm) .866 in (22.0 mm) - Rimless [18]
.40 G&A Magnum .400 in (10.2 mm) - - Belted [19]
.400 CorBon .401 in (10.2 mm) .898 in (22.8 mm) 1.200 in (30.5 mm) Rimless Barnes 2000, p. 263
.41 Short Colt .401 in (10.2 mm) .650 in (16.5 mm) .910 in (23.1 mm) Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.41 Long Colt .401 in (10.2 mm) 1.130 in (28.7 mm) 1.390 in (35.3 mm) Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.38-40 Winchester (.38-40 WCF) .401 in (10.2 mm) 1.300 in (33.0 mm) 1.590 in (40.4 mm) Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 92
.401 Powermag (.401 Herter's Powermag) .401 in (10.2 mm) 1.290 in (32.8 mm) 1.640 in (41.7 mm) Rimless Barnes 2000, p. 263
.41 Action Express (.41 AE) .410 in (10.4 mm) .866 in (22.0 mm) 1.170 in (29.7 mm) Rebated rim Barnes 1997, p. 274
.41 Avenger .410 in (10.4 mm) .950 in (24.1 mm) - Rimless Handloader 107, p. 28
.41 Wildey Magnum (10 mm Wildey Magnum) .410 in (10.4 mm) - - Rebated rim -
.41 Special .410 in (10.4 mm) 1.160 in (29.5 mm) - Rimless Barnes 2000, p. 209
.41 Remington Magnum (.41 Magnum) .410 in (10.4 mm) 1.280 in (32.5 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.414 SuperMag .410 in (10.4 mm) 1.610 in (40.9 mm) - Rimmed Sierra Handgun Reloading Manual 4th Ed, p. 219
10.35 mm (10.4 mm Italian, 10.4 mm Italian Ordnance) .422 in (10.7 mm) .890 in (22.6 mm) 1.25 in (32 mm) Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
10.4 mm Swiss (.41 Swiss) - - - Rimmed -
.44 Russian (.44 Smith & Wesson Russian, .44 S&W Russian) .429 in (10.9 mm) .970 in (24.6 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.44 Special (.44 S&W Special) .429 in (10.9 mm) 1.160 in (29.5 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.44 Magnum (.44 Remington Magnum) .429 in (10.9 mm) 1.290 in (32.8 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.44-40 Winchester (.44 WCF) .429 in (10.9 mm) 1.310 in (33.3 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 92
.445 SuperMag .432 in (11.0 mm) 1.600 in (40.6 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 200
.440 Cor-bon .429 in (10.9 mm) 1.280 in (32.5 mm) - Rebated rim Barnes 2000, p. 263
.44 Wildey Magnum (11 mm Wildey Magnum) .429 in (10.9 mm) - - Rebated rim Guns November 1991, p. 42
.44 AMP (.44 AutoMag) .429 in (10.9 mm) 1.298 in (33.0 mm) - Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
.44 S&W American (.44 American) .434 in (11.0 mm) .910 in (23.1 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.442 Webley (.442 Revolver Centre Fire, .442 Kurz, .44 Webley, .442 RIC, 10.5×17mmR) .436 in (11.1 mm) .690 in (17.5 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.44 Bull Dog .440 in (11.2 mm) .570 in (14.5 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.44 Colt .443 in (11.3 mm) 1.100 in (27.9 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
11.75mm Montenegrin (11mm Gasser, 11.25×36mm Montenegrin) .445 in (11.3 mm) 1.400 in (35.6 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
11.35 mm Schouboe (11.35×18mm, .45 Schouboe) .45 in (11 mm) - - Rimless -
11 mm French Ordnance .451 in (11.5 mm) .710 in (18.0 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
11 mm German Service (10.6 mm German Service, 10.8 mm German Service) .451 in (11.5 mm) .960 in (24.4 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.460 Rowland .451 in (11.5 mm) .955 in (24.3 mm) 1.260 in (32.0 mm) Rimless -
.45 Winchester Magnum (.45 WinMag, .45 NAACO) .451 in (11.5 mm) 1.198 in (30.4 mm) - Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
.450 Magnum Express .451 in (11.5 mm) 1.344 in (34.1 mm) - Rimless [20]
.450 Bonecrusher .458 in - - - -
.45 Webley .452 in (11.5 mm) .820 in (20.8 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 2000, p. 309
.45 Auto Rim (.45 Automatic Rimmed) .452 in (11.5 mm) .898 in (22.8 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.45 GAP (.45 Glock) .452 in (11.5 mm) .755 in (19.2 mm) - Rebated rim [21]
.45 HP (.45 Automatic Short, .45 Hirtenberger Patrone, .45 Italian) .452 in (11.5 mm) .860 in (21.8 mm) - Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
.45 ACP (.45 Automatic, .45 Auto Colt Pistol, 11.43×23 mm) .452 in (11.5 mm) .898 in (22.8 mm) 1.260 in (32.0 mm) Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
.45 Super .451 in (11.5 mm) .898 in (22.8 mm) 1.260 in (32.0 mm) Rimless -
.450 SMC (.450 Short Magnum Cartridge, .450 Triton) [.45 Super with small primer] .451 in (11.5 mm) .898 in (22.8 mm) 1.260 in (32.0 mm) Rimless [22]
.45 Wildey Magnum - - - Rebated rim -
.451 Detonics[8] (.451 Detonics Magnum) .452 in (11.5 mm) .942 in (23.9 mm) - Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
.454 Casull (.45 Magnum) .452 in (11.5 mm) 1.390 in (35.3 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 275
.455 SuperMag - 1.610 in (40.9 mm) - Rimmed -
.460 S&W Magnum .452 in (11.5 mm) 1.800 in (45.7 mm) - Rimmed -
.455 Webley (.455 Webley Revolver) .454 in (11.5 mm) .770 in (19.6 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 275
.45 Schofield (.45 Smith & Wesson, .45 S&W Schofield) .454 in (11.5 mm) 1.100 in (27.9 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 275
.45 Colt Government (45 Colt Short) .454 in (11.5 mm) 1.100 in (27.9 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 2000, p. 309
.45 Colt (.45 Long Colt) .454 in (11.5 mm) 1.290 in (32.8 mm) 1.600 in (40.6 mm) Rimmed Barnes 2000, p. 309
.45 Mars Short .447 in (11.4 mm) 0.795 in (20.2 mm) 1.096 in (27.8 mm) Rimless [23]
.45 Mars Long .449 in (11.4 mm) 1.093 in (27.8 mm) 1.404 in (35.7 mm) Rimless [24]
.450 Adams (.450 Revolver, .450 Boxer, .450 Short, .450 Corto) .455 in (11.6 mm) .690 in (17.5 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 275
.455 Webley Auto .455 in (11.6 mm) .930 in (23.6 mm) - Semi-rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 275
.455 Revolver Mk I (.455 Colt) .455 in (11.6 mm) .870 in (22.1 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 275
.476 Enfield (.476 Eley, .476 Revolver, .455/476) .472 in (12.0 mm) .870 in (22.1 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 275
.480 Ruger .475 in (12.1 mm) 1.285 in (32.6 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 2006, p. 313
.475 Wildey Magnum .475 in (12.1 mm) 1.295 in (32.9 mm) - Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 200
.475 Linebaugh .476 in (12.1 mm) 1.500 in (38.1 mm) - Rimmed Guns Illustrated 1996, p. 9
.475 Linebaugh Long (.475 Maximum) .476 in (12.1 mm) 1.610 in (40.9 mm) - Rimmed Guns Illustrated 1996, p. 12
12.3×22 mm [Udar revolver cartridge] - - - Rimmed -
12.3×40 mm (STs-110) [Udar revolver cartridge] - - - Rimmed -
12.3×50 mm [Udar revolver cartridge] - - - Rimmed -
.50 GI .500 in (12.7 mm) .899 in (22.8 mm) - Rebated rim -
.50 Action Express (.50 AE) .500 in (12.7 mm) 1.285 in (32.6 mm) - Rebated rim Barnes 1997, p. 275
.500 Wyoming Express (.500 WE) .500 in (12.7 mm) 1.370 in (34.8 mm) - Belted -
.500 JRH .500 in (12.7 mm) 1.400 in (35.6 mm) - Rimmed [25]
.500 S&W Special .500 in (12.7 mm) - - Rimmed -
.500 S&W Magnum .500 in (12.7 mm) 1.600 in (40.6 mm) - Rimmed -
.50 Remington .508 in (12.9 mm) .875 in (22.2 mm) - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 275
.50 Special (.50 Bowen Special) .511 in (13.0 mm) 1.160 in (29.5 mm) - Rimmed -
.500 Linebaugh .511 in (13.0 mm) 1.410 in (35.8 mm) - Rimmed Guns Illustrated 1996, p. 9
.500 Linebaugh Long (.500 Maximum) .511 in (13.0 mm) 1.610 in (40.9 mm) - Rimmed Guns Illustrated 1996, p. 13
.505 SuperMag (.510 SuperMag) - - - Rimmed -
13 mm Gyrojet - - - Rimless -
.577 Boxer (.577 Eley, .577 Webley) - - - Rimmed -

Other cartridges used in repeating handguns[edit]

Although not originally designed for handguns, several rifle and shotgun cartridges have also been chambered in a number of large handguns, primarily in revolvers like the Phelps Heritage revolver, Century Arms revolver, Thompson/Centre Contender break-open pistol, Magnum Research BFR, and the Pfeifer Zeliska revolvers. These include:

Cartridge name Bullet
diameter
Case
length
Cartridge
length
Handgun
application
Source
.218 Bee - - - Taurus Raging Bee
Magnum Research BFR
-
.22 Hornet - - - Kimball Arms pistol
Taurus Raging Hornet
Magnum Research BFR
-
5.45×39mm - - - - -
.223 Remington - - - Taurus Raging 223 -
*.30 Carbine - - - Kimball Arms pistol
AMT Automag III
Ruger Blackhawk
Taurus Raging Thirty
Iver Johnson Enforcer
-
.30-30 Winchester - - - Century Arms Model 100 revolver
Magnum Research BFRThompson/Centre Contender break-open pistol
-
7.62×39mm - - - - -
.375 Winchester - - - Century Arms Model 100 revolver
Phelps Patriot revolver
-
.410 bore - - - MIL Thunder Five
D-Max Sidewinder
Magnum Research BFR
Bond Arms Texas Defender
Taurus Judge
Smith & Wesson Governor[26]
-
.444 Marlin - - - Century Arms Model 100 revolver
Phelps Eagle I revolver
Magnum Research BFR
-
.450 Marlin - - - Magnum Research BFR -
.45-70 Government - - - Century Arms Model 100 revolver
Phelps Heritage I revolver
MIL Thunder Five
Magnum Research BFR
-
.458 Winchester Magnum - - - Pfeifer Zeliska revolver -
.50-70 Government - - - Century Arms Model 100 revolver
Phelps Grizzly revolver
-
12.7×50 PS-12 Russian - - - RSh-12 revolver| -
28-gauge - - - Taurus Raging Judge [27]
.600 Nitro Express - - - Pfeifer Zeliska revolver -

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Hogg, Ian V., and John S. Weeks. Military Small Arms of the 20th Century. 7th edition. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2000.

External links[edit]