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Thanks for putting up with my question.
I know the 9mm is 9x19, but what are the 38 Super and 9x23. Is there deference?
Which is better for competition?

Thanks in advance for the help.
 

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The 38 Super is an old design. It is semi-rimmed and very popular with the IPSC/IDPA crowd. In fact, my carry gun is a Super.

The 9x23 is a newer design. It is a 9x19 on steroids. The case web is thicker and it’s designed to handle higher pressures. It hasn’t caught on as well as I though it would have.

Both shoot .355 diameter bullets, some older super barrels are .356 though. Both are fine calibers.

Tom
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Thanks, Tom! :smile:
 
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