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Learn MORE about Calibers

Different handgun calibers

handgun calibers

Ammunition

Knowing how ammunition works is essential to getting the most out of your firearm. Learn more about the standard measurements.

Ammunition is measured by the bullet's diameter. For example, a 9 mm bullet is approximately 9,01 mm and a 40 S&W bullet is 0.40 inches in diameter. Depending on the origin of its invention, ammunition is measured using millimeters or inches. 9 mm ammunition originates in Europe, whereas the 40 S&W caliber was invented in the United States.

Calibers characteristics

  • 9 mm Luger
    Proven ballistic performances, moderate recoil, worldwide distribution.
  • 40 S&W
    Increased release of energy in the target, optimised urban applicability.
  • 10 mm Auto
    Maximum ballistic performance and maximum penetrative power, the ultimate force.
  • 45 Auto
    Almost 100 years old caliber with outstanding precision and maximum release of energy.
  • 45 GAP
    All the power of a 45 Auto in a casing of reduced size.
  • 380 Auto
    Particularly easy controllability with convincing ballistics and a 9 mm projectile.
  • 357 SIG
    Maximum velocity and penetrative power – even against light armour.


Training ammunition

There are different ammunition types available to deliver realistic training scenarios. The main manufacturers of Force-on-Force Training ammunition are Simunition®, Force on Force™  and UTM - Ultimate Training Munitions .

 
Training ammunition for GLOCK training pistols

Simunition®

  • FX®
    Available in six different colors, the FX® marking cartridge is ideal for non-lethal Force-on-Force training at ranges of up to 8 meters. The detergent-based, water-soluble color leaves a mark on the target, allowing for accurate assessment of hits and potential wounds.
  • FX® Non-Marking
    The FX® Non-Marking cartridges are designed for use where marking is not desired.
  • SecuriBlank®- Quiet
    The SecuriBlank soundless cartridge will permit training at short ranges without the effects of muzzle blast and excessive noise levels. With no gas-discharge, this round will not damage human tissue or even paper.
  • FX CQT® (Close Quarters Target)
    This reduced-energy lethal polymer ammunition is not to be fired at personnel. FX CQT® is ideal for target shooting, both indoor and outdoor, for basic firearms training or advanced tactical shooting exercises.

 

Force on Force

  • 9 mm FOF:
    Force on Force marker rounds are available in 5 colours. FOF training ammunition boasts a five-years shelf life and lead-free components. This ammunition has a 1-foot stand of range, making it suitable for MOUT/FIBUA and CQT® scenario training.

 

UTM - Ultimate Training Munitions®

  • 9 mm Man-Marker-Round – plastic (MMR):
    This plastic UTM Man-Marker-Round is designed specifically for the use in pistols as opposed to use in SMGs. A system which includes low-emission and non-toxic materials for modern and up to date training scenarios. These rounds also mark glancing hits and do not need to burst in order to mark.
  • 9 mm Target-Bullet-Round (TBR):
    This target round allows modern law enforcement and military personnel to practice target shooting without the need for a shooting range. This round is not intended for force-on-force training and is perfectly suited for shooting houses and FIBUA Scenarios.
  • 9 mm UTX:
    The new 9 mm UTX marker round gives users the chance to train with FX training weapons while using UTMs non-lethal training solutions. This new development from UTM gives the FX training system greater flexibility and relevance.


GLOCK Training

GLOCK Training