Originally Posted by racer88
I see a few comments suggesting non-+P. Any disadvantages to +P? I recently tested some Ranger T +P in my FNP-45T. Ran fine. Found a good deal online and picked up 1,000 rounds. Any reason NOT to use +P in .45-ACP? Thanks!
Just recoil. I find the add'l. recol isn't worth the slight vel gain. The 45acp doesn't need +p help like the 9mm or 38sp. So while +P won't hurt your gun, it may hurt your shooting. The only way to tell is shoot them both under a timed event. Standing firing slow fire, I could be effective w/ a 45Cas.
"Given adequate penetration, a larger diameter bullet will have an edge in wounding effectiveness. It will damage a blood vessel the smaller projectile barely misses. The larger permanent cavity may lead to faster blood loss. Although such an edge clearly exists, its significance cannot be quantified".