Mas, thank you for your participation in this forum. Your shared knowledge and experience is greatly appreciated! My question is not so much "which is better?" as I think we all can agree a quality load in +P will be at least slightly more effective. My question is, do you think there is a significant disadvantage to practicing with standard pressure and then carrying +P? I do practice a little with +P, but the main reason I went with 9mm in the first place is because it is more cost effective to practice with. Shooting +P loads at the range defeats that advantage very quickly. Do you think there is any advantage to carrying standard pressure loads, just to have the same recoil characteristics as practice ammo? I currently carry Gold Dots in 124 +P. the recoil difference is not massive, but it is noticeable.