Originally Posted by NitroxAZ
One other question. it was asked if my weapon is rated for +P or +P+ ammo. What is +P and +P+ ammo?
These are factory rounds that are loaded to a hotter, or higher, chamber pressure, therefor launching the bullet at faster speeds with greater intent to harm.
+P is first, +P+ is a bit hotter than that.
230 grains of .45 ACP, with a +P rating, shooting from a 5 inch barrel in my 1911 generates about 890 to 900fps ( or so depending on temperature ).
This translates to a big, heavy bullet moving fast enough to enter like a quarter and leave like a grapefruit.