This article was first published online 8-4-2013
The 9X23 Winchester

by

Brad Miller, Ph.D.

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Preview:

The 9X23 Winchester cartridge is a powerhouse round that few have heard of. Too bad. It delivers 357 Magnum performance in a semi-automatic pistol.

The 9X23 Winchester is, in simplistic terms, a stretched out 9mm Luger (9X19) (Figure 1). Both are tapered cartridges. The neck, head and rim dimensions are nearly identical. The 9X23 is 4mm longer, but more importantly, the 9X23 operates at much higher pressure. The Winchester brass has an extra-thick case wall that allows this cartridge to run at high pressure without concern of a case blowout in the unsupported region of a conventional, non-ramped barrel. The 9X23 is also a longer cartridge overall, and requires a full-sized frame whereas the 9mm Luger can be housed in small frame pistols.

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