Pistol Cartridges

Lapua’s pistol and revolver cartridges are extremely accurate and supremely reliable. Our range includes best-in-class alternatives for all centerfire pistol events organized by CISM and ISSF. It is therefore no wonder that in the CISM centerfire pistol event nine out of ten marksmen choose Lapua’s cartridges.

  • Product Overview

    Lapua Pistol Cartridges

    The accuracy of Lapua´s handgun cartridges is continuously tested with different types of weapons. Even though the requirements we set for accuracy are extremely strict, our goal is always to go beyond them. Ideally, a single, tight, ragged hole for the entire string. These are also the reasons why the world’s leading pistol manufacturers recommend Lapua cartridges.


    .32 S&W Long WC

    Lapua’s .32 S&W Long wadcutter cartridges are renowned for their world-class accuracy and reliability in every respect.

    In fact, Lapua cartridges have become the preferred choice among CISM and ISSF competitors, with 90% of them choosing the Lapua .32 S&W cartridge for the ultimate in on-target performance.

    The Lapua .32 S&W comes with a choice of two bullets: the 6.35g/98gr bullet for competition shooting and the lighter 5.35g/83gr bullet for military rapid fire and shooters who require a lower recoil.


    9mm Luger

    The 9mm Luger cartridges are available with conventional round nosed FMJ-type bullets weighing 7.8g/120gr and 8.0g/123gr.

    The CEPP (Controlled Effect Police Projectile) is a special non-ricochet projectile for both target practice and police use. This bullet is trusted by law enforcement professionals around the world. The CEPP is engineered to provide maximum penetration and controlled expansion without risk of ricocheting. CEPP Extra has a pre-cut bullet nose to initiate early expansion; lead core is not visible at the bullet nose. It provides rapid expansion and excellent weight retention.