+p+ in a S9?

Discussion in 'Ammunition and Reloading' started by icecreamman, May 22, 2005.

  1. icecreamman

    icecreamman Guest

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    got hydra shok jhp 124 gr +p+ for my s9 as a defense round with the occasional range trip

    am i messing up?

    for some reason i don't think they're rated for +p+ though they were designed as a 40 originally and 124 is hardly a hot round so how'd it get rated +p+ to begin with?
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I am no expert but I don't think you'll break your S9 with +p+ ammo but you are certainly shortening its life span (or at least major parts) if you shoot lots of them ... however, your wallet will likely break first! :lol:

    Keep in mind that Steyr wundernines are "scaled-down .40's" ... also many foreign 9's are built to handle NATO-spec ammo which is much higher than the SAAMI-spec ammo used here in the States.

    Another issue to consider, however, is that not all +p+ ammo is created equal. All you know is that they are above +p pressure levels ... you just don't know HOW MUCH over it is though. Hope this helps!
     

  3. Guest

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    Oh and just in case you were wondering ... I NEVER have and likely never will shoot +p+ ammo in any of my guns. I don't even shoot +p but wouldn't object to doing so. IMO, there are enough good-performing standard pressure loads that work in 9mm. Two such examples are the 124 grain Speer Gold Dot and the 147 grain Winchester Ranger T's.
     
  4. icecreamman

    icecreamman Guest

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    well, they're gone then
    only put a clip through it to make sure it'd run em

    thanks for the info
     
  5. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    people have run thousands of rounds of +p and some occaisional +p+.
     
  6. Guest

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    Yup, as stout as Steyrs are, I have no doubt they can take it but if you don't have to then why stress the pistol with +p+ loads??
     
  7. Guest

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    Since most European 9mm Parabellum handguns are fed a steady diet of warm 9mm loads I'd sa ythe occasional +P load thur the S-9 or M-9 would be just fine. YMMV.