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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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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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Old 01-17-2010, 07:19 PM   #5
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To answer your first question, go here:

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f30/demystifying-p-18345/#post163041
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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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