9mm Glisenti

9mm Glisenti
Type Pistol
Place of origin Kingdom of Italy
Parent case 9×19mm Parabellum
Case type Rimless, tapered
Bullet diameter 9.02 mm (0.355 in)
Neck diameter 9.65 mm (0.380 in)
Base diameter 9.96 mm (0.392 in)
Rim diameter 9.98 mm (0.393 in)
Case length 19.15 mm (0.754 in)
Overall length 29.21 mm (1.150 in)
Ballistic performance
Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
8.00 g (123 gr) FMJ 320 m/s (1,000 ft/s) 410 J (300 ft·lbf)

The 9mm Glisenti is an Italian pistol and submachine gun cartridge.[1]

History and usage

The 9mm Glisenti was developed for the Italian Glisenti Model 1910 pistol,[2] first used in World War I. It was also used in other Italian weapons such as the Beretta Model 1915 and 1923 pistols, the OVP and Beretta Model 1918 submachine guns, and the Villar-Perosa aircraft submachine gun. The Medusa M47 revolver can also fire 9mm Glisenti ammunition along with many other .38, .357 Magnum or 9 mm cartridges.[3]


The cartridge was based on the German 9×19mm Parabellum, but is significantly less powerful, as it is also meant to be used in blowback pistols, which are easier and less expensive to manufacture than locked breech firearms.

The cartridge is now obsolete, but Fiocchi Munizioni occasionally produces batches.[1]


  1. 1 2 Frank C. Barnes. Cartridges of the World: A Complete Illustrated Reference for More Than 1,500 Cartridges. Gun Digest Books. p. 339. ISBN 1440230595.
  2. David Miller. Fighting Men of World War II: Uniforms, Equipment and Weapons. Stackpole Books. p. 349. ISBN 0811703746.
  3. "Medusa M47, el revólver multicalibre más versátil del mercado". 2007-06-13. Retrieved 2014-09-06.

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