9x19mm Parabellum (no ontology)

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9x19mm Parabellum (also known as 9mm Para, 9mm Luger, sometimes simply referred to as 9x19mm or just 9mm) is a pistol cartridge designed by Georg Luger in 1901, and first produced by Deustche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken (DWM) in 1902. It has since become the world's most popular and widely used pistol cartridge in the world besides .22 Long Rifle. Low cost, proven military and law enforcement effectiveness and more than a century of data and information about this cartridge all help to solidify this reputation as of today. 9x19mm is the service handgun cartridge of a wide variety of military forces, including that of virtually all NATO member countries, is used by over 60% of all law enforcement agencies in the United States, and is one of the most popular cartridges on the civilian market, often being touted as ideal for personal defense, as well as being suitable for target and competition shooting.

Originally developed to become the new service handgun cartridge of the German Empire in 1902, it has since been adopted by many countries and developed in countless variants, among the most notable of which: Various military variants (including armor-piercing, tracer, and military match-grade), numerous commercial JHP loads developed for the civilian and law enforcement market (Federal HST, Speer Gold Dot, Cor-Bon JHP+P, Remington Golden Saber, and many many more), "submachine gun loads" and other overpressure loads (such as the so-called +P and +P+ loads), Russian armor-piercing loads 7N21 and 7N31, competition shooting derivatives (such as 9mm Major, which refers to a 9x19mm cartridge handloaded to attain a "Major" USPSA power factor), a wide variety of more exotic rounds, such as the unique THV and Geco BAT cartridges, as well as countless handloads created by civilian shooters and enthusiasts.

As of today, 9x19mm is widely considered to be the gold standard of handgun cartridges, against which all others are compared. The list of iconic firearms chambered in 9x19mm is very long; the Beretta 92 series, the Glock pistol family, the Browning Hi-Power, the H&K MP5 and IMI UZI submachine guns, to only name a scant few.

Mazeworld overview

Type LDV C1 C2 C3 A1 A2 A3 A4 A5
Bullet +1 34% 32% 31% 27% 22% 17% 9% 3%

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  • Available for purchase in a gun shop or a weapon shop in boxes of 50 or bulk cans of 1000.
  • Available brands and projectile types:
    • Standard (Regular, SP): FMJ, Match, JHP, AP, SEG, UHS
    • Personal Defense (Regular, +P): FMJ, JHP, AP
    • Pocket Dragon (Regular, +P+): FMJ, JHP, AP
    • Milsurp (Surplus, SP): FMJ, JHP, AP
    • Milsurp Hot (Surplus, +P): FMJ, JHP, AP
    • Competition (Premium, SP): FMJ, Match, JHP, SEG
  • Retail value of a standard round (Reg/FMJ/SP): 1 P$ /round
  • Recoil level: 2 - Light

Handloading information

  • Primer type: Small pistol
  • Powder type: Pistol
  • Projectile type: .355, 115 grain
  • Standard load: 67 pwdr
    • -P load: 60 pwdr
    • +P load: 74 pwdr
    • +P+ load: 80 pwdr
  • Cost of a 50 case box: 11 P$ (0.223 P$/case)
  • Estimated cost to handload 1 standard round (Reg/FMJ/SP): 0.936 P$

Weapons compatible

Standard weapons

Total amount of standard weapons available in this caliber: 54

Class 1 weapons:

  • Beretta MAB-38A, submachine gun
  • Tikkakoski Suomi KP/-31, submachine gun
  • Zbrojovka Brno ZK-383, submachine gun

Class 2 weapons:

  • Al-Gi-Mec AGM-1, conventional rifle
  • Bergmann MP18, submachine gun
  • Brügger + Thomet MP9-N, submachine gun
  • Calico M960A, submachine gun
  • Carl Gustaf m/45, submachine gun
  • Colt RO635, submachine gun
  • Daewoo K7, submachine gun
  • Enfield Sten Mk IIS, submachine gun
  • Erma Werke MP40, submachine gun
  • H&K MP5A3, submachine gun
  • H&K UMP-9, submachine gun
  • IMI UZI, submachine gun
  • Kel-Tec SUB-2000-G9, conventional rifle
  • KBP PP-2000 submachine gun
  • MAT-49, submachine gun
  • Ruger MP9, submachine gun
  • SITES Spectre M4, submachine gun
  • Sterling L2A3, submachine gun
  • Steyr AUG Para, submachine gun
  • Steyr MPi 81, submachine gun
  • Taurus MT-9, submachine gun

Class 3 weapons:

  • Arms Moravia CZ-G2000, pistol
  • Beretta 93R, auto pistol
  • Beretta M9, pistol
  • Česká Zbrojovka CZ 75 AUTOMATIC, auto pistol
  • Česká Zbrojovka CZ 75B-9, pistol
  • Danuvia VD-01, submachine gun
  • DWM Luger P08, pistol
  • FN Herstal/Browning Hi-Power, pistol
  • Glock 17, pistol
  • Glock 18C, auto pistol
  • Glock 26, pistol
  • H&K MP5K, submachine gun
  • H&K P7M8, pistol
  • H&K USP-9, pistol
  • H&K VP70, pistol
  • Hi-Point C9, pistol
  • Intratec TEC-9, pistol
  • IMI Micro UZI, auto pistol
  • IZHMEKH MP-443 Grach, pistol
  • KBP GSh-18, pistol
  • Mauser C96 Red 9, pistol
  • SIG Sauer P226 Navy, pistol
  • SIG Sauer Pro SP2022, pistol
  • SilencerCo Maxim 9, pistol
  • Sterling Mark 7, submachine gun
  • Steyr GB, pistol
  • Steyr TMP, auto pistol
  • Walther P38, pistol
  • Walther P99, pistol
  • Zastava CZ99, pistol

Maze Customs

  • Customs weapon families: Available as a chambering for the 1911SS, 1911DS, Blackhawk, Redhawk, Glock-LF, MP5 and AR-15 families.
  • Minor services: M9 FA (Full-auto conversion for the Beretta M9), CZ 75B-9 FA (Full-auto conversion for the CZ 75B-9), TEC-9 FA (Full-auto conversion for the TEC-9), Cx4 Storm 9 (Minor rechambering for the Beretta Cx4 Storm), Luger LP08 (Minor barrel configuration for the DWM Luger P08), 93R Carbine (Carbine conversion for the Beretta 93R), P08 Carbine (Carbine conversion for the DWM Luger P08), Luger LP08 Carbine (Carbine conversion for the Luger LP08), Hi-Power Carbine (Carbine conversion for the FN/Browning Hi-Power), MP5K-PDW (Carbine conversion for the H&K MP5K), VP70M (Carbine conversion for the H&K VP70), C96 Red 9 Carbine (Carbine conversion for the Mauser C96 Red 9), UMP-9 Enhanced (Tactical conversion for the H&K UMP-9), MAB-38/49 Short Carbine (Tactical conversion for the Beretta MAB-38A), AUG Para A3 XS Enhanced (Tactical conversion for the Steyr AUG Para), Maxim 9 FA (Full-auto conversion for the SilencerCo Maxim 9), Maxim 9 Short (Minor barrel conversion for the SilencerCo Maxim 9)
    • SUB-2000 service: x9 suffix variants

Barrel length groups

Depending on the barrel length of the firearm, a multiplier to Pain and Limb damage is applied. Please refer to the lists of weapons or to the event lines to know your particular weapons' barrel length.

Group name Length range Damage multiplier
Handgun Up to 6" 1x
SMG 6.1" to 10.9" 1.2x
Carbine 11" and beyond 1.35x


9x19 FMJ

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