Well, sir I'll tell you.....
The 9mm round has a very interesting history. When you say 9mm, everyone thinks about the military round. The Germans used it in WW2, police and militaries all over use it now. It's pretty common. Ubiquitous.
There are several flavors of 9mm though and this is no where near comprehensive. Not even close.
9mm Largo is 9x23 mm is a tapered rimless cartridge. Used in the 1901 Bergmann. Low pressure round.
9x23mm Winchester is a tapered, rimless cartridge, and was developed in the 1990's. It's a high pressure round.
9x19mm is the 9mm Luger or Parabellum. It was developed for the P08 Luger in 1901. Continued development and used to this day. I read that it is used by 60% of the world's police. The NATO round runs at a higher pressure than the civilian rounds.
9x17mm is commonly referred to as the 380 Auto. It is a rimless straight walled cartridge. It's a popular chambering for smaller concealed carry pistols. It has a different name in German. It's the.....
|Kurz means short|
There is a governing body for all this called SAAMI: Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute, Inc.
Check out the SAMII specifications on just about any cartridge you can think of. I got lost in there....
Great, so what.
Well ye olde Ford F150 with the short tail is officially the F 150 Kurz. It was a short bed to begin with, and now it is a shorter bed. I dunno, I thought it was kinda funny in an overly specific, hoplophile, nerdy way.
Got the striker bushings in. I can recommend these from ebay. They aligned the trim lines on the doors and cab. The new pins on the passenger door took most of the sag out. Ford door no more. Heh. And the rattles are now loose door panels that need fastening down. But the striker rattle is gone.
Looks like the a/c compressor is blowing oil. So, I gotta save up for that. Parts alone are about 500 samolians. Twice what I paid for the for the 99 Suburban parts. Thanks O'Brandon.
I bought an old bench top drill press almost ten years ago. It's been sitting forlornly out in the shop. Yesterday, I tore some of it down to start a cleanup and see if I can get it to run better. Brass bushings, no bearings. Jacobs 33 chuck that is sticky and tight, probably worn out. I think I have a replacement out in the shop... No belt guard, so I better watch my..... pate (or fivehead, I passed up forehead a while ago). No use getting rub marks on it. Oh, snap! I could catch one of those eyebrow hairs now! Those things are like a magic beanstalk. I don't know how fast they grow but they rival bamboo.
Hoplophile - I use it as tool-lover, others may say gun nut.
Hoplo - from the Greek hoplon meaning shield or tool
phile - Greek philo: lover of.
New word of the day: oenophile - wine lover