Anyone know what caliber would be referred to as a "9.9"?

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    A poster was bragging about his marksmanship and said "I could hit your skull from 100 yard with a 9.9".

    I have asked several times what a "9.9" would be. I have been shooting for 50 years or so, and have been a student of firearms for as long. Despite that, I have very little experience with 9mm handguns.

    I thought it might be a Tokarev, but he hasn't answered.

    Any ideas?
     
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    10 MM as measured with a Harboring Fright Cambodian caliper ?
     
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    Now THAT is funny. Especially since I bought a cheap Harbor Freight set of calipers years ago. Pitiful tool.
     
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    Probably a typo. But given the 1000’s of calibers that have existed who’s to say..?
     
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    It means they saw too many rap videos.
     
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    The old .358 Remington or Winchester are also called a 9.9, it is also known as 9x49mm Browning and 9mm Don Gonzalo.
    Apparently it's the only .35 that's still in production, it was introduced in 1909.
     
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    ...he couldn't hit shit if someone is firing back at him
    ...marksmanship goes way down in REAL situations
    ...100 yards with a pistol is a looooong distance
     
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    Yeah, that is why I am giving him the benefit of the doubt. Calibers have been named for bullet diameter, black powder charge, year it was first made, and even speed of the bullet.

    But, given my lack of experience with 9mm rounds, I thought someone else might know.
     
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    I think it’s something they use on Southern Afghanistan border.. some of the farmers are known to use them
     
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    That is a fact!
     

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