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  • Moonpie

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    Gunz are icky.
    Means it is loaded hotter than than standard 38. Mo' betta' punch.
    Dont use it in older guns.
    Most all modern made guns are rated for it.
     

    Dawico

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    What he said.

    It is a step above standard .38 Special but nowhere near .357 Magnum.

    It is the same size as .38 Special so it will chamber in .38 Special guns.
     

    Whisky

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    as an add.....there's also a 9mm NATO, which is basically a +P (roughly 10% pressure increase over standard 9mm) - locally, those "in the know" don't recommend "range shooting" +P/NATO thru the smaller pistols (like the sig p938) - I do "carry" it in my 938 however
     

    TX69

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    I would like to know how "old" a gun has to be to be warned not to shoot +P ammo through. FWIW I carry and use HST +P 230 45ACP and have used similar in a 92FS. It takes some practice to learn to control the extra snap but its not a big deal. The increase in performance isn't as much as its hyped up to be unless you are looking at comparing range ammo to +P+.
     

    IXLR8

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    They used to stamp guns +P when they were rated for the load. It is certainly snappier on the wrist than a standard load. Is snappier a word? In other words I can feel a difference in recoil.
     

    ervdrvr1

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    SAMMI specs for +p came about in 1974. Any medium or small frame revolver made before that time should not use +p ammo. The exception would be large frame (Colt New Service, S&W N frame)as these could handle the more powerfull .38 "high speed", "high velocity", ".38/44" loads(all discontinued). 38spc +p is loaded to a lower pressure/velocity than the old high speed 38/44 load to be allowed in modern medium frame revolvers.
     
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