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one of the alternative names for 9x19mm Parabellum used by numerous pistols, sub machine guns and pistol-calibre carbines. the origional was developed by the germans for the 9mm luger pistol, hence the americans also knowing the round as 9x19mm luger. it's all the same thing.
The NATO part comes from the fact that it is the standard pistol bullet used by the armies of NATO countries, such as the USA, Britain, Canada and France (to name but a few)
notable guns which use this round include the classic WW1/2 German Luger, The H&K MP5 series, The UZI, The Browning Hi-Power (P38) and some glock models.
person 1: hey man, is that glock using .45 ACP?
person 2: nope, it uses 9x19mm NATO
by phaserrifle March 24, 2009

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someone is "carrying" when they have a weapon, in most cases a gun, on their person. it is normaly only applied to a weapon that has been concealed.

unlike packing heat, strapped up and simmilar phrases, carrying is commonly used by gun users who may not use the more "street" terms.
person 1: hey, you got you're pistol on you?
person 2: yep, I'm carrying.
by phaserrifle March 22, 2009

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