9mm Information

Why is 9mm called Parabellum?

Because Georg Luger, the inventor of 9x19mm cartridge, named it “Parabellum”, which is derived from the Latin phrase “Si vis pacem, para bellum” (“If you seek peace, prepare for war”), which was the motto of the Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken (DWM) – a company Luger worked for.

Yes. Georg also created the Luger pistol.

Yes. His original name for the cartridge was 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge.

Yes. The round is also call 9mm Luger.

Yes. His first name is Georg and in the US it looks like he forgot and e.

Yes. Georg died before the atrocities of World War 2.

Georg Luger – Born: March 6, 1849 Died: December 22, 1923