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Your take on this? 9mm pressures

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by ubershinobi, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. ubershinobi


    Apr 15, 2009
    I found this bit of information floating around the internet.

    "Be advised that we recommend the +P cartridge for use only in compact handguns with barrel lengths less than 4-inches. The 124-grain Gold Dot bullet seems to provide optimal penetration and expansion performance when propelled at approximately 1150 fps. The +P load is designed to propel its bullet at 1220 fps, and this could lead to over-expansion and under-penetration when fired out of a handgun with a barrel length that is 4-inches or longer."

    This is confusing. Would it be advised to use regular 124grain Gold Dot instead of the +p offering in full size service pistols such as the Glock G17 or the Sig P226? What is your take on this?
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

    Nov 6, 2005
    Dunno where you found that, bro, but I have to respectfully disagree with it. The 124 grain +P Gold Dot has been working superbly on the street from full size service pistols such as the P226 etc. from New York City to Las Vegas.