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Author Topic: Where's the thread about short barrel ammo?  (Read 313 times)
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« on: February 03, 2018, 08:58:32 AM »

Where's the thread about short barrel ammo?  I remember a thread about ammo designed for short barrel pistols but can't seem to find it.  It might have been years ago.  Does anyone have experience with those loads?  Is +P the same idea?

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Just Bill
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 04:42:50 PM »

NO!!!  +P is in between a standard load and a magnum, but works in any gun designed to handle it.  When in doubt, look on the barrel of your gun.  If it does not say +P, DON'T!!!  My S&W 637 is rated for +P which is what I carry, but practice w/standard .38 loads.  Not a comfortable gun to shoot with hot loads.   IMHO, hot loads in a short barrel gun is a waste of money, since much of the load comes out as wasted energy/fire.  And it tears up the gun.

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