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Old 01-16-2010, 12:00 AM   #1
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saw some .38 special +P JHP at Wal Mart. What does +P stand for? Can I use it in my Rossi .38 special snubby?

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Old 01-16-2010, 12:17 AM   #2
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+P means plus pressure. They are loaded to higher than "normal" pressure. Refer to the owner's manual or the Rossi web site to see if they are "safe".


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What he said....


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Originally Posted by spittinfire View Post
What he said....
Yep! Plus, that also means that you don't want to shoot that ammo in an old .38 revolver that wasn't specifically designed for +P ammo.
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Personally, I wouldn't use +P ammo in a Rossi... even "if" the manual said it was OK. +P really puts a lot of stress on the frame.

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