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Old 06-03-2011, 10:58 PM   #1
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hey guys.I want to see what ya'll know about the 45+p round.Will my springfeild shoot that round.What are the advanteges of it?I have heard of it but have yet to see it on the where i buy my ammo.Just curious.Thanks steven.

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Old 06-03-2011, 11:03 PM   #2
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my opinion:

it should shoot it fine. there is no practical benefit to +p or +P+ ammo in any caliber. the very very very slight difference in speed makes no real discernable difference on impact. it adds unneeded recoil and muzzle flip making it more difficult to get in follow up shots. its a fantastic marketing tool for ammo companies. thats about it.

if you really want to shoot a more powerful round get a gun chambered in a more powerful round.

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ok.thank you.thats kinda what i thought,but you are rite about being a marketing tool.It sure caught my eye.Think i'll stick to my 230 grain hp's.Thanks a bunch.steven

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I like these: Fiocchi Extrema Ammunition 45 ACP 230 Grain Hornady XTP Jacketed Hollow Point Box of 50 - MidwayUSA

50 Self-defense rounds for $35 as compared to $21 for 20 Hornady rounds. And Fiocchi is even using Hornady XTP Bullets.

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I am going to have to disagree with my good friend JonM here.

The .45 ACP round, assuming all things being equal, a JHP, out of a 5" barrel, travels at about 830-875fps.

The same round in +P out of the same gun travels at about 950-1000fps.

Now I firmly believe in the .45 ACP round, but there is no good reason I would want one traveling slower as opposed to faster. Especially when I have the added comfort and weight of an all steel 1911.

I am not a small guy, and I don't have a problem with muzzle flip, so all I carry are +P loads. I have shot them, I have tested them, and I trust my life to them in all my 1911's.

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The +P rounds will also wear out springs at a faster rate.
And with their added speed, they will hit lower than the standard velocity on a target.

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I don't see the point in a 45 acp.............it's already a proven man stopper
in mos calibers +p is just a marketing thing IMO.

for hunting purposes there are some great +p rounds in 45 LC and 357 mag if you got a pistol that can handle them but the difference in power for these calibers is HUGE compared to most +p rounds.

I've shot pigs with these in my blackhawk and was really impressed.


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How about we trade shots on equally dressed mannequins?

My +P versus your standard ball?

Winter clothing, 10 paces and we see what we'll see.

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The +P rounds will also wear out springs at a faster rate.
And with their added speed, they will hit lower than the standard velocity on a target.
True. And mostly true but with benefit.

You should definitely upgrade your recoil spring if you are going feed your pistol a steady diet of +P ammo as it does create more chamber pressure.

The benefit of hitting a bit low, if your weapon does shoot low with +P - mine does not, is that your follow up shots will be closer to center mass / paydirt. Thus putting MORE lead in the sweet spot.

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hit in the coke bottle it doesnt matter its still the size of a small child... (cant remember where i saw that.)

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