Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by llama.45, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. llama.45

    llama.45 New Member

    Jan 21, 2005
    is it safe to shoot +p ammo out of a smith and wesson 457?
  2. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    I wouldn't. It may be safe to do it occasionally, but I'm leery of shooting +Ps in any alloy framed pistol.....especially compacts.

    And.....an alloy framed compact will be quite a handful with high powered rounds such as +Ps.

  3. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    If you don't mind me asking, what in the world are you talking about? (+p)?
  4. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    Marlin T.....+p ammunition is commercial ammunition loaded to higher than normal pressures.
  5. I try to stick with the Manufactor's recomendation.(That way it ain't my fault if the gun breaks) Except for a .410 in a .45
  6. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    Ohhh OK, thanks for the answer!
  7. denfoote

    denfoote New Member

    Mar 24, 2003
    I know my Glock 36 does not like it!!
    I bought a box of Corbon 185gr +P, and took it to the range to test.
    It would not feed!!
    When I did get it to feed, the recoil through that light framed, short barrel was to fierce for it to be of any use as a defensive load!!
  8. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    Hey Denfoote......where ya been? Haven't seen you around for a while. Hope you'll stick around.... :)
  9. Kentuckian

    Kentuckian New Member

    Jun 6, 2006
    I believe the difference between standard and +P loads in .45acp is 2,000 psi, so my guess would be that an alloy-framed gun can handle it.

    Your best bet would be to ask Smith & Wesson.

    If it can't....get a Glock. ;)