9 x 20 VGW

Reloading data for 9 x 20 VGW cartridges and specifications for cases and loads in this caliber.
Product number: CID_1231
Load data for caliber "9 x 20 VGW"
The 9x20 VGW is a unique European pistol cartridge that was developed in the early 1960s for the Czechoslovakian CZ vz. 61 Scorpion pistol. It has an overall length of 20 mm and is a rimless, semi-rimmed case measuring 202 mm long with a bullet weight of 8 grams.

The 9x20 VGW is considered to be one of the most powerful rounds available in its class; it produces more energy than other popular calibers like 9mm Luger and .380 ACP due to its higher pressures up to 35,000 PSI. This makes it an exceptional round for defense applications, but should still be used responsibly given its power. Additionally, some hunters may choose this round due to its impressive terminal ballistics.

You find 9 x 20 VGW with all common powders and bullets by clicking the 'Loads in this caliber' button above.

Technical Specifications (based on the respective safety standard - see more details in tab 'Datasheet' if available)

Caliber: 9 x 20 VGW
Cartridge Type: Pistol/Revolver
Bullet Diameter: 0.356 '' | 9.04 mm
Primer Size: Small Pistol (SP)
Max. Case Length (l3):0.79'' | 19.96 mm
Max .Cartridge Length / OAL:1.21'' | 30.68 mm
Maximum Standardized Pressure:43512 psi | 3000 bar
The Commission internationale permanente pour l'épreuve des armes à feu portatives ("Permanent International Commission for the Proof of Small Arms" – commonly abbreviated as C.I.P.) is an international organisation which sets standards for safety testing of firearms. (The word portatives ("portable") in the name refers to the fact the C.I.P. tests small arms almost exclusively; it is ordinarily omitted from the English translation of the name.) As of 2015, its members are the national governments of 14 countries, of which 11 are European Union member states. The C.I.P. safeguards that all firearms and ammunition sold to civilian purchasers in member states are safe for the users.
To achieve this, all such firearms are first proof tested at C.I.P. accredited Proof Houses. The same applies for cartridges; at regular intervals, cartridges are tested against the C.I.P. pressure specifications at the ammunition manufacturing plants and at C.I.P. accredited Proof Houses.

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