38 special

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by lanceb152, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. lanceb152

    lanceb152 New Member

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    Sep 13, 2009
    s.w.fl
    what does the p mean in 38 special +p
     
  2. Hammerslagger

    Hammerslagger New Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    The "+P" mark indicates that a cartridge is loaded to higher pressure level than the original pressure level loading for the cartridge.

    Obviously such ammo should not be used in most guns predating WW II, or cheap guns, or very lightly constructed guns (unless marked for +P ammo).
     

  3. lanceb152

    lanceb152 New Member

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    Sep 13, 2009
    s.w.fl
  4. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth Former Guest

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    Jul 3, 2009
    Sanford,Michigan
    P means pressure=more gunpowder than standard is +P
     
  5. Oneida Steve

    Oneida Steve Well-Known Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Upstate NY
    There's also some +P+ ammo out there. Watch out for that stuff too.
     
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