The 9×19 mm Parabellum (also known as 9 mm Parabellum or 9 mm Luger) is a rimless, tapered firearms cartridge originally designed by Austrian firearm designer Georg Luger in 1901 for the Luger pistol. It is widely considered the world's most popular handgun and submachine gun cartridge due to its low cost and extensive availability, and is currently used as a standard for NATO forces as well as many non-NATO countries.
Since the cartridge was designed for the Luger semi-automatic pistol, it has been given the designation of 9 mm Luger by the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute (SAAMI), and 9 mm Luger by the Commission Internationale Permanente pour l'Epreuve des Armes à Feu Portatives (CIP).A 2007 survey concluded that "about 60 percent of the firearms in use by police are 9 mm [Parabellum]" and credited 9×19 mm Parabellum pistol sales with making semiautomatic pistols more popular than revolvers.

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