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Model 600
Astra Pistol 600 9 mm Variant-1
Scale To:
Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:8-in Height:No Data
Barrel:5.25-in Weight:38.4-oz
1 Variant
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (124 grain bullet)150908
  • Recoil Factor (124 grain bullet)3.97 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity9 rounds
  • ConcealabilityFair
  • Defense Factor71%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1942 - 1946
Caliber:9 mm
Action:blowback operated semi-auto
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:grip safety, manual thumb safety
Frame:blued finish steel
Grip:checkered walnut
Sights:fixed blade and notch
Astra-Unceta y Cia SA
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Gun Value
MSRP:No DataUsed Est:$525.00
Last Update:2/3/2023
About the Gun

Made in Spain for Germany during World War II. Pistols were primarily sold after the war to West Germany for police use, with a smaller number being purchased by the Portuguese Navy.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: 9 mm Luger
Alias: 9 mm Parabellum
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:124 grains
MV:1217 ft/sec ME:408 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was introduced along with the Luger semi-automatic pistol. The pistol and cartridge was first adopted by the German Navy in 1904 and then by the German Army in 1908. This cartridge has since been adopted by the military of practically every non-Communist power. It has become the most popular and widely-used handgun cartridge in the world. Performance wise, the 9 mm cartridge has somewhat more power than the .38 Special but falls well short of the .357 Magnum.

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User Comments

5 of 5 Stars
Reliable accurate shooter
By mojo357 on 23 Feb 2022
The Spanish made great guns in their gun-making days. The tubular Astras are all sturdy but elegant guns, as reliable as any, which no doubt explains why Hitler ordered thousands of the Model 600. The little 300 and 3000 guns have a little kick but the hefty 9mm guns are super smooth shooters.