We must ask "WHY?"

We must ask "WHY?"

WHY?

WHY?

Saturday, July 31, 2010

MM Vs Caliber

Something WAY off my normal rants. This has nothing to do with the city, the mayor or the council.



The other day I was Talking about 'Law & Order' and I mentioned that, although I love the show, they often get things wrong. The specific point I made was Detective Ed Green was looking for a small handgun which he called a 25 Millimeter.... What?!!
That HUGE round, the second from the left is a 20 mm, a 25 mm is MUCH larger. He should have said a 25 caliber. Look below the 20 mm, go ahead and strain. That tiny thing is a 25 caliber (AKA .25) case.
Just for info they go 40 mm grenade case with mechanical link, 20 mm, 50 Caliber, .30/06 (WW2 round for the M1 Garand), .308, 6.5 MM Carcano (the type of round that Oswald used), .30-30 (I've read it's The most popular deer hunting round in PA), 7.62 x 39 mm (the AK-47 ammo), a 5.56 x 45 mm blank (M16 round) and a .30 carbine (WW2 round) and beneath them the 25 caliber. Except for the .25 all are RIFLE rounds. Or Cannon and Grenade launcher.
Caliber is the rough diameter of the BULLETS base. The bullet is the actual projectile.
Just for fun here are some handgun rounds.

Again from left to right .44 Magnum, .44 Auto Mag (very Rare), .45 ACP (AKA just the .45, or .45 ACP), 10 mm, 40 caliber, .357 Sig, .357 Magnum, .38 Special, 9 mm (9 mm parabelum, 9 mm NATO or just the 9), 9 x 18 mm Makarov (the standard pistol caliber for the Soviet Union), .380 (AKA 9mm Kurtz), 32 S&W, .32 Auto (AKA .32 ACP), .25 ACP, .22 LR (Long Rifle).
Can you tell I'm a gun buff?

Enough for now,
Dan

No comments:

Post a Comment