Regular 9mm Luger aka 9x19 aka 9mm Parabellum is fine to run in a +P gun.
More exact details of what guns you're talking about would be a big help.
This is a discussion on 9mm = 9mm+p? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have a 9mm (luger) as my regular handgun. I just got a new one, and it's a 9mm +p. Will any harm be caused ...
I have a 9mm (luger) as my regular handgun. I just got a new one, and it's a 9mm +p. Will any harm be caused - to me or the gun - by using my standard 9mm in the 9mm +p gun?
What to do??
9 mm is weaker than a 9mm +p so its a non issue
Anyway, the 9mm+p is the Browning Hi-Power discussed earlier in another thread, I believe you responded first and gave me the model! Thanks :)
But my standard gun is a Baby Eagle 9mm.
Ahhh gotcha'. As Bud stated, +P is a higher pressure round, giving it more velocity than a standard 9mm.
Almost all modern guns in 9mm will handle +P, and are usually marked as 9mm only hence the confusion.
For a second it almost sounded like you may have had a 9mm Luger (the gun, not the caliber) that's why I wanted the clarification.
The 9mm Luger (the cartridge, not the gun) is the 9x19, 9mm Parabellum, and you also have 9mm NATO.
Then you have 9mm Kurtz which is the 9mm short which is actually the .380 ACP...
Confusing isn't it.
baby eagle will shoot +P and depending on how old the Browning is it will probley shoot +P too
In discussing the various 9mm rounds no one has mentioned 9X18 which is the Makarov round. Another place where the round and a pistol have the same name. It is a bigger problem than Luger. Many similar pistols list Makarov as the ammo and people think that it is the Makarov pistol. Really confusing.
JD saw this before I did and I agree with him the P on your pistol stands for Parabellum. Just in case anyone is interested, the Parabellum name comes from ancient Latin saying si vis pacem, para bellum - if you want peace, prepare for war.
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The Browning High Power is a wonderful pistol. A classic! Seems to me that I read somewhere that High Powers are best limited to standard pressure 9X19 ammo. Personally, I don't regard that as a handicap. (And remember, your High Power has a full length barrel which maximizes velocity anyway).