Saturday, October 12, 2013


That's a new one on me.  9mm Gyurza.  Never heard of that round.

And there is a plethora of 9mm pistol round variations out there.  From the 9mm Kurz to the 9mm Corto to the .380ACP (.38 inches is about 9mm.).

I've blogged about this before, I think.

And, truth be told, those 3 examples are the same round.   So there are dozens of different 9mm cartridge types, times 3 in monikers.

But when you think about it, that's not to strange.  I mean you could say the same about .3 inch rounds on various bottles, and .45 inch rounds.  7mm.  There is only so many increments, I guess. 

But I had never heard of Gyurza.  Now I want a 1911 chambered in 9mm Gyurza.  I'll start looking.  Except the ammo might be hard to find, being designed to defeat body armor in a pistol caliber package.


Borepatch said...

I always order Gyurza when I'm at a Japanese restaurant. They're delicious. Trader Joes's has really good frozen Gyurza that you can make at home.

GreyLocke said...

Uhhh My Tokarev will defeat Level III Body armor. As long as there is no trauma plate it will penetrate the front panel.

7.62X25 Tokarev also penetrates a Steel pot and a K-pot.

Daniel Watters said...

FWIW: The Russian 9x21mm Gyurza rounds appear to be just a hair too long to fit in a .38 Super magazine. Before 9x19mm Major PF loads were made legal for USPSA Open Division, some gamers loaded the 9x21mm IMI to longer than CIP specs for use in wide-body 1911 frames. The .38 Super's semi-rimmed case didn't always play nice in double-stack magazines.