The 5.45x18mm (AKA: 5.45x18mm Soviet, 5.45x18mm MPTs, 5.45x18mm PSM,5.45mm 7N7) is a Center Fire cartridge with a Bullet Diameter of 0.222 in” (5.64mm) that is primarily used in Pistols. The 5.45x18mm originated in Soviet Union in 1973. The 5.45x18mm also has a case length of 0.7 in” (17.78mm) and an overall length of 0.98 in” (24.89mm).
The 5.45x18mm pistol cartridge employs a small caliber projectile and was originally intended for use in the Soviet made PSM Pistol for use by Military and Police. The 5.45x18mm pistol cartridge has a relatively low pressure rating (about 25,000 psi) and is capable of velocities hovering around 1000fps, but with exceptionally low muzzle energy and a light projectile.
PSM Pistol, Ots-23 Drotik Machine Pistol, Ots-26 Sidearm
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