Glock and +p

Glock and +p

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    Glock and +p

    From everything I read online, it appears that my Glock 30 can handle .45 HST 230gr +p ammo. Yet, it is all unofficial. I just want to be sure I should be shooting it before I give it a try.

    Has anyone shot it before? or does anyone have information on it?

    Thanks.. I did a search, but could not find anything pertaining to .45 ACP.


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    Yes. Shoot the crap out of it. Change springs normally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubby45 View Post
    Yes. Shoot the crap out of it. Change springs normally.
    Tubby's right. It's a pretty easy on recoil with +P as well. I've shot a fair amount of +P TAP through mine.
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    +P ammo works just fine in GLOCKs. The only issue with it is that it will wear the recoil spring out faster if you shoot a lot of it - but it would have to be quite a lot! Other than that, knock your self out!
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    I use factory +P hollowpoints in my 9mm Glock and it works just fine.

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    glocks can take +P or +P+ all day long, and you won't wear out the gun in your lifetime.

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    I have (3)G30SF's. Between them I have shot at least 1500 Fed HST 230gr +P's. Knock yourself out. The Glock's can handle them and they are actually soft shooting, you don't even realize you are shooting +P's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pepsico View Post
    From everything I read online, it appears that my Glock 30 can handle .45 HST 230gr +p ammo. Yet, it is all unofficial. I just want to be sure I should be shooting it before I give it a try.

    Has anyone shot it before? or does anyone have information on it?

    Thanks.. I did a search, but could not find anything pertaining to .45 ACP.
    If that's what you're going to carry in your G30, then I'd definitely run it through. Glock has a minimum standard to run through the pistols without issue, but the top end was designed into them. That's how military pistol manufacturers make contracts....going above and beyond what's asked. Glock is all of that and more IMO. Feeding a regular diet of +P+ through your Glocks would pretty much determine you follow manufacturer guidelines for service. Kind of like changing your vehicle air filter when you live down a dirt road in the summer time. Maintenance intervals due to worst conditions I'd expect. All in all, I'd expect the 45acp+P to be more lenient on the workings of those specific pistols than the +P+ might be in the 9mm pistols. That's just my thinking.

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    I don't have a G30 but my G36 has had quite a number of +P loads put through it to insure reliability with no apparent ill effects. My carry ammo in the G36 is Winchester Ranger T Series 230 gr +P. I say shoot it and don't worry about it. As others have stated, you may want to adjust your service intervals if you shoot a lot.
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    what about .40?

    I have some 165 gr gold dot from Georgia Armory, but was told not to shoot them through my glock 23 by a buddy. Is he full of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps91two View Post
    I have some 165 gr gold dot from Georgia Armory, but was told not to shoot them through my glock 23 by a buddy. Is he full of it?
    now that's a different story. the 40cal is higher pressure than 9mm. coupled with glock's loose chamber dimensions & unsupported chamber, you want to avoid super hot 40cal loads in glocks. (never heard of the GA load you refer to, check to the pressure levels).

    so you're buddy may very well be right. if you're not sure, don't do it.

    i think it's double tap that actually markets a +P 40cal (even though there is no SAAMI specs). they mention that the load should not be fired in glocks or any other pistol with unsupported chambers on their website.

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    DG is right. Stick to factory specs for the GDs in .40!
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    +P .45 - No problem in Glocks. If you can handle it, your Glock can handle it.

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    Went to the range today and with the confidence instilled unto me from this board, had a blast.

    I could feel a difference in the recoil with +p. And it was fun recoil. The Glock did just fine.. and I am VERY pleased with the performance.

    Thank You.

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    shoot them. no problems.
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