Is +P ammo bad for your gun?

Is +P ammo bad for your gun?

38 Special, which is the parent cartridge of lower pressure from which it was derived. +P ammunition, however, is externally identical to standard ammunition of its caliber. +P ammunition is not recommended to be used in firearms of questionable quality or in a state of disrepair.

What pressure is 9mm +P+?

For instance, SAAMI rates the 9×19 Parabellum (good old 9mm) maximum chamber pressure at 35,001 PSI, and 9mm +P at 38,500 psi.

What is the difference between 9mm and 9mm +P ammo?

There are three common variants of the 9mm Luger ammo that you should be aware of. These rounds all share identical dimensions, but are loaded to higher pressures than the classic 9mm. This is also known as +P ammo. Whereas the SAAMI pressure limit for 9mm is 35,000 psi, their pressure limit for 9mm +P is 38,500 psi.

Is +P 9mm better?

As you can see, the +P ammo has slightly higher speed and power, creating enhanced terminal ballistics. Let’s look at another example. This time, we’re examining 9mm Luger Speer Gold Dot Personal Protection 124-grain rounds in both standard and +P.

What grain is 9mm plus P?

115 Grain
Specifications and Features: 9mm Luger +P+ 115 Grain. Hi-Shok Jacketed Hollow Point.

Is 9mm NATO +P+?

According to documentation, the 9mm NATO rounds are pressured at 36,500 PSI (again according to CIP). That means that when compared to standard 9mm ammo, the 9mm NATO ammo is running a higher pressure, analogous to a 9mm +P load, which SAAMI rates around 36,000 PSI.

What is the difference between +P and +P+?

+P Ammunition Gives you More Speed, More Energy, More Stopping Power. The benefit of good +P ammunition is that it should have more power. Notice I used “good” and “should.” This is where the debate comes from.

Can any 9mm shoot +P ammo?

The +P designation only means that the ammunition is loaded to a higher pressure. For example, ammunition manufactures loading ammunition for the 9mm Luger can reference SAAMI specifications to make sure the 9mm ammunition they load will fit and function in any 9mm pistol, whether it was made in 1910, 1960, or 2021.

Does +P have more recoil?

One thing +P ammo almost always causes is more recoil. More recoil can make small and lightweight handguns uncomfortable to shoot and increase the time it takes to get back on target. Faster slide velocities generated by +P ammo can also cause a semi-auto to malfunction.

Can Glocks shoot plus P?

What kind of ammunition should I use in my GLOCK pistol? Can I use +P and +P+ ammunition? We recommend using ammunition that is manufactured and meets SAAMI or other industry standards, and while some +P ammunition meets these guidelines, +P+ usually does not.

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