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GeorgeandSugar

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Ammo +P
« on: September 16, 2021, 06:33:13 pm »
I have never purchased any ammo that is +P. Anything to consider or be aware of? Does it work in all or most handguns?


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    joeb1

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    Re: Ammo +P
    « Reply #1 on: September 16, 2021, 06:37:31 pm »
    Check your gun specs. Some firearms can NOT handle +P.

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    GeorgeandSugar

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    Re: Ammo +P
    « Reply #2 on: September 16, 2021, 06:57:38 pm »
    Check your gun specs. Some firearms can NOT handle +P.

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    Re: Ammo +P
    « Reply #3 on: September 17, 2021, 05:22:28 am »
     
    AS NOTED make sure unit can handle it, and of course the shooter can, sometimes the snap and or recoil is too much, not sure why one would need the plus P, std loads in all calibres are good to go. Of course one in a million may be that zombie that just won't fall down, but hey, everyone has their mountain to climb
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    Re: Ammo +P
    « Reply #4 on: September 17, 2021, 05:51:25 am »
    What caliber?  .38 Special?  9mm?  .45ACP?  In many cases it's not necessary as it put additional stresses on the gun.  If the gun is rated for +P you're good to go.  If not, you might void any warranty by shooting it. 

    In a short barrel gun such as a snubby you lose any advantage the +P might give even if the piece is rated for +P. 
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    Re: Ammo +P
    « Reply #5 on: September 17, 2021, 08:39:20 pm »
    Another thing to consider is some guns may be rated for it like some of the little J frame S&Ws but, a consistent diet of +P will wear it out faster.

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    Re: Ammo +P
    « Reply #6 on: September 18, 2021, 07:54:11 am »
    I have a Ruger LCR 38+P. It weighs 16 oz loaded and is a handful with +P. In the short barrel not all JHP will expand so I just load 148 grain wadcutters. Easy to control and effective in the light gun. 38+P in the SP101 is easy to shoot because of the weight. Same goes for 9mm. Larger heavy gun not much problem. Micro 9 could be harder to control and cause excessive wear.

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    Re: Ammo +P
    « Reply #7 on: September 18, 2021, 09:05:52 am »
    I have a Ruger LCR 38+P. It weighs 16 oz loaded and is a handful with +P. In the short barrel not all JHP will expand so I just load 148 grain wadcutters. Easy to control and effective in the light gun. 38+P in the SP101 is easy to shoot because of the weight. Same goes for 9mm. Larger heavy gun not much problem. Micro 9 could be harder to control and cause excessive wear.

    My experience with my LCR and SP101 is exactly the same. The +P in the LCR makes for a difficult follow-up shot, but is very manageable in the SP101. But it is nice to know that in this time of ammo and component availability that I can load either load in either gun and it is safe and effective.

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