List of handgun ammunition

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List of the most common handgun ammunition (also referred to as cartridges) in order of increasing caliber:

Chart of Handgun Ammunition

Cartridge name Bullet
diameter
Case
length
Cartridge
length
Type Source
.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire (.17 HMR) .172 in. 1.058 in. - Rimmed, rimfire [1]
.22 Long Rifle (.22 LR, .22 Stinger [hot loading]) .223 in. .595 in. .975 in. Rimmed, rimfire Barnes 1997, p. 394
.22 WMR (.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire, .22 Magnum) .224 in. 1.052 in. 1.350 in. Rimmed, rimfire Barnes 1997, p. 394
.32 ACP (.32 Auto, .32 Auto Colt Pistol, 7.65 mm Auto, 7.65 mm Browning, 7.65x17 mmSR) .309 in. .680 in. 1.030 in. Semi-rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
9 mm Parabellum (9 mm Luger, 9 mm NATO, 9x19 mm) .355 in. .754 in. 1.169 in. Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
.380 ACP (.380 Auto, 9 mm Kurz, 9mm Browning Short, 9x17 mm) .355 in. .680 in. .980 in. Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
.38 Special .357 in. 1.16 in. 1.550 in. Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.357 Magnum (9x31 mmR, .353 Casull [special hunting load for Freedom Arms revolvers]) .357 in. 1.290 in. 1.590 in. Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.357 SIG .355 in. .865 in. 1.140 in. Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
9 mm Makarov (9x18 mm PM) .363 in. .710 in. .970 in. Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
.40 S&W (.40 Auto, .40 Short, 10x22 mm) .400 in. .850 in. 1.235 in. Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
10 mm Auto (10×25mm, 10mm Norma, 10mm F.B.I.) .400 in. .990 in. 1.260 in. Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
.44 Special (.44 S&W Special) .429 in. 1.160 in. - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.44 Magnum (.44 Remington Magnum) .429 in. 1.290 in. - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 274
.45 GAP (.45 Glock) .452 in. .755 in. - Rebated rim [2]
.45 ACP (.45 Automatic, .45 Auto Colt Pistol, 11.43x23 mm) .452 in. .898 in. 1.260 in. Rimless Barnes 1997, p. 274
.454 Casull (.45 Magnum) .452 in. 1.390 in. - Rimmed Barnes 1997, p. 275
.45 Colt (.45 Long Colt) .454 in. 1.290 in. 1.600 in. Rimmed Barnes 2000, p. 309
.50 Action Express (.50 AE) .500 in. 1.285 in. - Rebated rim Barnes 1997, p. 275
.500 S&W Special .500 in. - - Rimmed -
.500 S&W Magnum .500 in. 1.600 in. - Rimmed -


Handgun: .22LR, 9mm Luger (9x19 Parabellum), 5.56x45mm NATO, .223 Remington, .22 Mag (.22 WMR), .45 ACP, .45 GAP, .44 Magnum, .44 Special, 7.62x39mm, .380 ACP, .40 Smith and Wesson, 10mm Auto, .357 SIG, .357 Mag, .38 Special, .500 Mag, .500 Special

.44 Magnum, .357 Magnum, .45 ACP, .40 S&W, 9 mm Luger, .22 Long Rifle

Handgun Ammunition in Order of Popularity

  1. 9mm Luger or simply 9mm (9x19 Parabellum)
  2. .45 ACP or .45 Auto
  3. .380 Auto or .380 ACP
  4. .40 Smith and Wesson or simply .40
  5. .357 Mag
  6. .38 Special
  7. .44 Mag
  8. 10mm Auto
  9. .45 Colt (.45 Long Colt)
  10. .44 Special
  11. .500 Mag
  12. .357 SIG
  13. 9mm Makarov (9x18 Makarov)
  14. .32 ACP (.32 Auto, 7.65 Browning)
  15. .25 ACP (.25 Auto, 6.35mm)
  16. 7.62x25mm Tokarev
  17. .38 Smith and Wesson
  18. 5.7x28mm

Rifle: .22LR, 5.56x45mm NATO, .223 Remington, .308 / 7.62x51mm or 7.62x51mm NATO (see also .308 Winchester), .45-70 / .44 Mag / .44 Special and .357 Mag / .38 Special for Lever-action rifles, 7.62x39mm for AK-47 and SKS, 7.62x54R for Mosin-Nagant, .300 AAC Blackout, .30-06, .17 HMR, .243 Win, 7.92x57mm Mauser (8mm Mauser),

Rifle Ammunition in Order of Popularity

List of rifle ammunition

  1. 5.56x45mm NATO for AR-15 / M16 / M4
  2. .223 Remington for AR-15 and Ruger Mini-14
  3. .308 / 7.62x51mm or 7.62x51mm NATO (.308 Winchester) for M14-M1A / FN FAL, HK91 / AR-10 and Bolt-action rifles
  4. 7.62x39mm for AK-47 and SKS
  5. 7.62x54R for Mosin-Nagant
  6. .300 AAC Blackout (7.62x35mm) for AR-15
  7. .30-06 for Bolt-action rifles
  8. .45-70 for Lever-action rifles
  9. .243 Win for Bolt-action rifles
  10. .22-250 for Bolt-action rifles
  11. 7.92x57mm Mauser (8mm Mauser) for Bolt-action Mauser rifles
  12. .30 Carbine for M1 Carbine rifles
  13. .300 Win Mag for Bolt-action rifles
  14. .338 Lapua Mag for Bolt-action rifles
  15. .30-30 Win for Lever-action rifles
  16. .303 British for Bolt-action rifles
  17. 7mm Rem Mag for Bolt-action rifles
  18. .270 Win for Bolt-action rifles
  19. 5.45x39mm for AK-74
  20. 6.8mm Rem SPC for Bolt-action rifles


Shotgun: 12 Gauge, 20 Gauge, .410 Bore, 10 Gauge

Shotgun Shells in Order of Popularity

  1. 12 Gauge
  2. 20 Gauge
  3. .410 Bore
  4. 10 Gauge

Sourcde: http://ammoseek.com/most_popular_calibers.html

See also