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Old February 17, 2007, 01:10 PM   #1
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45 Colt +P ??

I have been out of the reloading world for a long time. When I woke up 40 years I found a label on factory bullets & brass "+P". I have to admit that a lot of my reloading books are dated but I have had no luck with the new ones either.
Can someone help me out with what exactly +P is??
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Old February 17, 2007, 02:27 PM   #2
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It's meant for contenders, rugers and other very strong framed 45 colts. It is NOT intended for use in the like of colt SAA's, uberti clones, etc.

Most modern reloading manuals have a section for 45 colt titled "45 Colt-Ruger/Contender ONLY!" That is where you can find the data for the +p stuff.
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Old February 18, 2007, 12:29 PM   #3
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+P in any of the Colt SAA's or clones, "may" result in a real tragedy. Even in the later ones. In the early BP Colts you can probably take bets on how far the shrapnel will fly. Using it in later firearms as was posted or even S&W revolvers may not pose any problems.
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