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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?
 
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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?
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!
 
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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.
 
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people have run thousands of rounds of +p and some occaisional +p+.
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??
 
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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.
 
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