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9 mill blanks...what are these??

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by mr00jimbo, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. Someone gave me these rounds, said they were 9mm blanks. I don't know what to do with them. I kind of figure I don't want to risk my Sig Sauer tryin' 'em out.
    Anybody have info on 'em?
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  2. DScottHewitt

    DScottHewitt EMT-B

    Jul 4, 2000
    Waynesboro, VA
    They kinda look like the stage blanks they use in stage guns. But those are 8mm, IIRC.

  3. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Moderator

    Feb 13, 2001
    North-Central USA
  4. BHP9


    Nov 21, 2008
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  5. DScottHewitt

    DScottHewitt EMT-B

    Jul 4, 2000
    Waynesboro, VA
  6. Merkavaboy

    Merkavaboy Code-7A KUZ769

    The blank cartridge pictured is called a P.A. Knall (P.A.K.) blank and are used in replica guns that are quite popular in Europe. They come primarily in 8mm & 9mm for semi-auto models and also 9mm & .38 cal rimmed for revolvers. The model guns have special barrels that are partially obstructed to prevent live ammo from being fired through them. Tear gas cartridges are also made and can be fired through certain models and some can shoot rubber projectile cartridges too.

    P.A.K. blanks are not the same as movie gun blanks that have been used for many years in the Hollywood industry for many years. Hollywood blanks made by private companies like Stembridge are made out of either new or used brass from live ammo to be used in real guns that are often specially modified, especially semi-autos that need to function like the real thing. The Hollywood style blanks are often made in various loadings depending on what effects or power level is needed. This includes revolver blanks and are primarily found in .38Spl and .45 calibers and can be found headstamped "5 in 1". It is these rounds that can be dangerous as they often have cardboard or felt wads loaded on top of the powder charge to keep the powder down at the base of the cartridge close to the primer for proper ignition.

    Some of the brands of P.A.K. blanks are Fiocchi (G.F.L. as pictured), RWS, Wadie and Walther to name a few.
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2010