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Old March 2, 2020, 11:58 AM   #1
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135 gr Critical Duty 9mm +p

Is this safe to use in the modern guns of HK, Sig, and Walther?
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Old March 2, 2020, 12:29 PM   #2
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I'd check with the maker of each model personally.
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Old March 2, 2020, 12:29 PM   #3
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Have had no issues firing it out of a SIG P226 or Walther P99AS.

As with all +P ammo, it will cause accelerated wear on the firearm, so I wouldn't feed any pistol a steady diet of it.
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Old March 2, 2020, 01:30 PM   #4
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"...check with the maker..." Yep. Not all of those manufacturers' products are rated for +P pressures.
SIG, for example, doesn't mention +P in relation to any of their stuff in their advertising. However, 226 and P320 are used by the military with 9mm NATO. 9mm NATO is considered to be +P by SAAMI.
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Old March 2, 2020, 02:43 PM   #5
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As long as the gun is rated for +P in the owner's manual, then it's fine. (Sometimes it's on the barrel as well, but not always.)
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Old March 2, 2020, 09:02 PM   #6
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If you're planning to shoot a whole bunch of this stuff at the range, check the mfg recommendations. If not, a mag or two to see how it functions will not be a problem if it's just going to be carried and rarely shot.

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Old March 2, 2020, 09:15 PM   #7
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"...check with the maker..." Yep. Not all of those manufacturers' products are rated for +P pressures.
SIG, for example, doesn't mention +P in relation to any of their stuff in their advertising. However, 226 and P320 are used by the military with 9mm NATO. 9mm NATO is considered to be +P by SAAMI.
that's because in Europe there is 9mm or that weak American stuff.
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Old March 3, 2020, 10:11 PM   #8
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The Kahr 9mm pistols are all rated for +p ammo.
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Old March 4, 2020, 04:30 AM   #9
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I one time "Won" a 5.000 round case of mil-spec 9mm in England, and we shot a whole pile of it out of Browning Hi-Powers. Mine was a bright blue Civilian model.
The only 9mm pistols I own are Glocks, carry a G19 every day. No worries.
If you shoot some Israeli black tip? That has some real healthy recoil.
I do not think your Critical Duty is to be worried about much.
I use cheap hardball for plinking. Federal HST 147g for carrying.
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Old March 4, 2020, 05:57 PM   #10
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If you can afford shoot a steady diet of these $1 per shot rounds, you can easily afford to get another gun when the first one wears out. Otherwise, if it's only for SD and you intend on testing a few mags thru your gun, it's fine.
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Old March 5, 2020, 05:13 AM   #11
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I'd bet that owners' manuals are available online to check if the particular pistols that you have in mind are OK with +p.
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