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I tried to search for +P or plus but, no results.


Is anyone here shooting +P in their PPQ or PPQ SC?

I'm in the process of converting myself from hammer to striker (Sig to Walther)

I believe someone here posted this link about Defense ammo ballistics
https://www.luckygunner.com/labs/self-defense-ammo-ballistic-tests/#9mm

I've always used Hydra-Shok in my Sig

Based on data in that chart, there are several more consistent, more effective rounds like the Barnes TAC-XPD+P


But, I thought that I would ask before buying a lot of +P

Thanks for any help here.
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I stick with GoldDots and HSTs, mostly HSTs.


HST stands for HydraShockTwo, and pretty much every ammo test I've seen show very consistent expansion, penetration. There are several 'flavors' of HST, they all feed perfectly in my guns.
 

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9MM+P

I like 124-147 grain for my Walthers.

Some people adore HST and even Underwood ammo.

I've been a Double Tap fan and advocate for almost 20 years.

The Bonded Defense bullet is the Speer Gold Dot by another name.

Bonded like the HST, and other on the market.

I've also carried the DT/Barnes TAC-XP in my 9mm, 38/357
and .45 ACP pistols.

The Gold Dots are heavier and very street proven.
 
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I have run +P ammo through both my PPQ M1 and PPQ SC. My favorite ammo was 147gr HST but I am still doing personal protection work in rather crowded situations, so I am carrying NovX fluted ammo in +P at the present time. I shoot about 300 rounds a week but not much +P because of carpal tunnel in my left wrist.
 

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But, I thought that I would ask before buying a lot of +P
Buy as much as you can and shoot as much as you can. Most people would run out of money before wearing out the pistol with a steady diet of +P defensive ammunition.

+P+ is a different story. +P+ signifies that there is no maximum pressure limit for that load. Realistically, all overloaded 9mm loads that have ever caused a pistol to blow up, could have been considered +P+ ammunition. Manufacturers would be smart to dissuade people from using this ammunition in their pistols.
 

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Yeah, what balance says.

The "experts" say you want to replace your RSA every 5K rounds. Figure with +p, make that 4975. :D

Honestly, to me, in my PPQ, with the 147gr DoubleTap +p, the recoil felt less than with standard pressure 115 gr. Though as stated, you'll want to shoot a good bit of it to "get used" to the difference in POI vs POA. It WILL change on you.
 
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