+P and +P+ Suitability

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    parsons77
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    (2/1/02 5:05:21 pm)
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    I shoot mostly 38/357 and 44spec/44mag.
    Could some please help me to understand how do you determine if a gun can shoot the +p and the +p+?
    I have been out of the shooting game for some time and so no answer will be too basic.
    Thanks
    parsons77

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    (2/1/02 5:11:38 pm)
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    Stick with the manufacturer's recommendations, as found in the manual or from asking the manufacturer directly.
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    (2/1/02 10:51:20 pm)
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    If the firearm is a modern firearm in good condition
    and of decent quality i.e. S&W, Ruger, Colt etc.,
    then yes, +P & +P+ is ok to use!

    Although +P+ is a bit more potent it is still not
    near the pressures of the .357-Magnum!

    Hope this helps!
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    gun runner john
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    (2/2/02 3:46:57 pm)
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    Well, +P+ is really anything that exceeds +P pressures, SAAMI has no specification for +P+, so it can actually mean anything. I'd want to know what pressure +P+ ammo was loaded to before putting it into any of my guns.


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    (2/2/02 9:51:05 pm)
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    GRJ,

    +P+ is usually only sold to Law Enforcement but
    they are free to sell it off and it is perfectly legal
    for private citizens to own it, I use it for carry in
    my S&W Mod. 60 .38SPL, I sell it and I shoot it
    from time to time and you really cannot notice
    a difference between the +P & +P+, I have
    discussed this also with "Evan Marshall" of
    www.evanmarshall.com and he
    confirmed my findings also, statistics are usually
    available at the above link but here is another
    link with valid statistics www.firearmstactical.com/ammo_data/38special.htm.

    I have been using and selling this ammo that I was lucky
    enough to purchase the only lot of

    This is Federal Premium Hydra-Shock 38SPL+P+ 147gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Law Enforcement ammunition. This ammo exceeds industry pressure standards and must only be used in modern/quality firearms in good condition.[
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    parsons77
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    (2/3/02 4:34:24 pm)
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    Thanks. All of you have helped and I appreciate you time and effort. I mostly shoot 357 but bought some LE 38 +P+ and was just checking.

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