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Old December 7, 2012, 10:47 AM   #1
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+p ammo

I just bought a model 10 with pencil barrel (10-7) . It is a former security revolver with outside wear but seems not to have been shot very much. Is plus p ammo safe to shoot in this revolver. I have a 642 that is not rated for plus p ammo and wanted to be safe with this one.
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Old December 7, 2012, 10:52 AM   #2
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Yes, your 10-7 is safe to shoot 38 +P ammo. S&W states in their online manual that any S&W 38 revolver steel made from 1957 is ok to shoot 38 +P ammo.
Hope this helps.
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Old December 7, 2012, 12:20 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. I just bought 100 rounds of Remington 125 gr at walmart for 37 dollars-seemed like a decent price for plus p ammo.
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Old December 7, 2012, 08:27 PM   #4
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Good stuff, it's plenty hot as I've shot a lot of it.
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Old December 8, 2012, 03:17 PM   #5
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I would say any K-frame revolver would safely handle today's +P ammunition. It just isn't all that hot. The much touted +P FBI load is a 158g SWC at 800 fps to 900 fps, depending on barrel length. Back in the day the standard 38 Special load was a 158g RN at 800-850 fps. These days that qualifies as +P.

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Old December 8, 2012, 03:24 PM   #6
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I just bought 100 rounds of Remington 125 gr at walmart for 37 dollars-seemed like a decent price for plus p ammo.
37 cents a pop...... you really should roll yer own!

You can make them as hot as you would like, too.
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