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Old 04-23-2013, 15:23   #1
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+P+ Ammo Question...

I purchased another Glock last week, G26 & was wondering IF it was safe to shoot Factory +P+ loads out of both my G23 & G26(Factory Glock Barrels). Both handguns are Gen4. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-23-2013, 15:55   #2
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I purchased another Glock last week, G26 & was wondering IF it was safe to shoot Factory +P+ loads out of both my G23 & G26(Factory Glock Barrels). Both handguns are Gen4. Thanks in advance.
You can shoot as much +P+ as you can afford in your G-26. I'm not aware of any +P or +P+ ammo in .40S&W but if there is I'm sure you can also shoot that in your G-23
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Old 04-23-2013, 16:17   #3
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You can shoot as much +P+ as you can afford in your G-26. I'm not aware of any +P or +P+ ammo in .40S&W but if there is I'm sure you can also shoot that in your G-23

I found some for the wifes G26 & wanted to make sure the stock Glock barrels can handle it. Thanks.


I also picked up 3 boxes of this as well.https://www.mainemilitary.com/Produc...idcategory=266



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Old 04-23-2013, 16:35   #4
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I found some for the wifes G26 & wanted to make sure the stock Glock barrels can handle it. Thanks.
The barrels can handle it, but not to cast aspersions on the little lady, can SHE handle it? Ammo in +P+ ranges is pretty, as they say, SNAPPY! Might it be better to think about plain 9mmHP or maybe 9mm+P and not burden her with the excessive recoil, etc, that +P+ would give? Sometimes all that power is not a positive thing when the gun gets out of control in her hand...
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Old 04-23-2013, 16:39   #5
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The barrels can handle it, but not to cast aspersions on the little lady, can SHE handle it? Ammo in +P+ ranges is pretty, as they say, SNAPPY! Might it be better to think about plain 9mmHP or maybe 9mm+P and not burden her with the excessive recoil, etc, that +P+ would give? Sometimes all that power is not a positive thing when the gun gets out of control in her hand...

She can handle it actually, we do shoot alot & i must say shes a very good shot. She was in the Army, maybe that has something to do with her shooting so well lol?
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There are no written standards for pistol ammo designated as, '+ P +'. Technically, '+ P' ammo has about 10% more pressure than standard. '+ P +' simply means anything greater than, '+ P'.

In pistol ammunition the, '+' designation applies to only 5 cartridges: 38 Special, 38 Auto, 9 x 19MM, 45 ACP, & 45 (Long) Colt. There's no such thing as, '40 S&W + P'. I've only used ammo designated as, '+ P +' in my G-19. It was (is) Federal Premium, 124 Grain, JHP, '+ P +'. I haven't found it to be anymore, 'snappy' than any of the other quality 9MM SD ammo that I've used.
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Old 04-23-2013, 17:04   #7
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My Glock eats +P+ Ranger Ts like candy

I've shot boxes and boxes of Winchester Ranger T-Series 127 gr +P+
in my G27 with a 40-9mm barrel and 9mm mags.
Also bunches of Speer GDHP 124 gr +P.
Honestly I can't tell the difference.
They both are very accurate and run flawless.

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Old 04-23-2013, 17:14   #8
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The only issue is that, if I am not mistaken, +P has strict SAAMI standards. +P+ is anything above those standards, with no strict limitations. I myself fail to see the need for +P+ and only use it when I have no other choice. I would, in fact, stick with standard pressure loads, or maybe the 124 +P load proven by the NYPD.
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Thanks for the replies everyone. Just wanted to make sure i wasn't going to ruin my barrel or get hurt, thanks.

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There are no written standards for pistol ammo designated as, '+ P +'. Technically, '+ P' ammo has about 10% more pressure than standard. '+ P +' simply means anything greater than, '+ P'.

In pistol ammunition the, '+' designation applies to only 5 cartridges: 38 Special, 38 Auto, 9 x 19MM, 45 ACP, & 45 (Long) Colt. There's no such thing as, '40 S&W + P'. I've only used ammo designated as, '+ P +' in my G-19. It was (is) Federal Premium, 124 Grain, JHP, '+ P +'. I haven't found it to be anymore, 'snappy' than any of the other quality 9MM SD ammo that I've used.
Slight correction: there is no .45 Colt +P.
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Federal's 115JHP+P+ is the only load I use in my G19 & G26.
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Is the 9mm +P Federal HST 124 grain a good carry round?
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Is the 9mm +P Federal HST 124 grain a good carry round?
Yes. I like the 147 HST even better.
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Is the 9mm +P Federal HST 124 grain a good carry round?
My top three 9mm carry choices.
Take your pick - LOL!
Winchester Ranger T-Series 127 gr +P+
Speer GDHP 124 gr +P
Federal HST 124 gr +P
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I occasionally shoot +p+ 115gr 9mm in my G17 - no problems so far. 1400 FPS out of my chronograph.
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Old 04-23-2013, 19:59   #16
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Awesome thanks everyone.


Has anyone tried the ammo in that video i posted?

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Is the 9mm +P Federal HST 124 grain a good carry round?
I think it is and I currently carry that ammo in my 9mm pistol, and that's with having almost a dozen premium JHP self-defense rounds to choose from.
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I think it is and I currently carry that ammo in my 9mm pistol, and that's with having almost a dozen premium JHP self-defense rounds to choose from.

https://www.mainemilitary.com/Produc...idcategory=266


Have you heard of this stuff before? Curious if its worth like $26 for 20 rounds, or did i waste money on the 3 boxes i bought lol?
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Have you heard of this stuff before? Curious if its worth like $26 for 20 rounds, or did i waste money on the 3 boxes i bought lol?
I know nothing of the Liberty rounds but maybe someone else with better knowledge and experience can comment on them.
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+P is a designation for modern post war pressures.
S&W.40 for a G23 is a 1990's cartridge-
already +P.

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