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+P+ Ammo Question...

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Christopher67, Apr 23, 2013.


  1. Christopher67

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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.:dunno:
     

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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
     

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    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/ProductCart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=3817&idcategory=266


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7nzwh60_UY"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7nzwh60_UY[/ame]
     
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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... :shocked:
     
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    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? :nailbiting:
     
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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.
     
  7. barth

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    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.

    In short - No Problemo
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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. :thumbsup:
     
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    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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    Yes. I like the 147 HST even better.
     
  14. barth

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    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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    Awesome thanks everyone. :thumbsup:


    Has anyone tried the ammo in that video i posted?
     
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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.
     
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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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