.45+P Ammo ?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Nimrod, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. Nimrod

    Nimrod New Member

    Aug 30, 2008
    Can I shoot +P ammo in my Taurus 24/7 Tactical, and what is +P ammo ?
  2. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    I would not use +P ammo in a pistol without changing the recoil spring before firing. You will gall or crack the frame and then have problems. You need to change the recoil spring to a heavier spring in order to take up the recoil of the +P ammo.

    Plus P ammo is loaded to a higher than normal pressure for greater velocity. Stick with normal 45 ACP ammo.

    Last edited: Aug 30, 2008

  3. Ed K

    Ed K Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    is this true with most 1911's how about a kimber ultra cdp11
  4. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    if the recoil spring isnt intended for the recoil generated it will damage whatever you shoot them out of. for +P ammo you generally need a 20 to a 24# spring, whereas normal .45 ACP utilizes a 14 to 18# spring... and i have seen some with 12# springs
  5. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    What is the advantage of +P in .45acp? The standard heavy 230gn bullet at about 850fps is one of the best man stoppers there is. It already has more than enough power to make enhanced munitions like hollow points perform properly.

    As has been said, to go +P will require stiffer spring and could possibly make the gun unreliable or worse, crack the frame.

    If anyone was asking me, stick with standard loads in .45acp and leave the +P to do what it was supposed to do, help lesser calibres like .38s and 9mm catch up in terms of performance.
  6. Nimrod

    Nimrod New Member

    Aug 30, 2008
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