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What Is The Rim Of A Cartridge?

 


 
38 Special Rimmed Case (Left)
9mm Rimless Case (Right)

How to Shoot Fast & Accurately  

The Gun Digest Book Of Concealed Carry

 

The rim is the flange or ledge found at the bottom of a cartridge. In semi-automatic pistols, the extractor engages (grabs) the rim to pull the cartridge from the chamber after it is fired.

 

 

 

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