What does +P mean?

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    Question What does +P mean?

    I know it's probably a dumb question but I read about these +P rounds on here all the time and I have no idea what it means. I'm military, but I'm new tothe handgun scene, so anyone who want's to take the time to explain what +P is, please do so.

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    A cartridge loaded to higher-than-standard pressures for its caliber, to produce higher velocity; +P+ loadings are generally produced on special contracts for law enforcement agencies and are not always readily available to private citizens

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    For some types of ammunition, the manufacturers have established precise pressure figures for +P and +P+ loads. For others, no specific pressure figure has been established...they are just higher than the standard pressure load.

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    My memory may not be serving that well but IIRC in 9mm the ''bonus'' is in region of 50fps - being as it is tho quite a high pressure round in std form this small increase will most probably reflect in a significantly higher pressure peak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdlv4_0
    A cartridge loaded to higher-than-standard pressures for its caliber, to produce higher velocity; +P+ loadings are generally produced on special contracts for law enforcement agencies and are not always readily available to private citizens
    Cor-Bon makes a 9mm+P+ load for civilians. I'm going to the gunshow tomorrow, I'll look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier
    Cor-Bon makes a 9mm+P+ load for civilians. I'm going to the gunshow tomorrow, I'll look.
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    Cool +P ammo..

    I'm one of the "Odd One's Out". I don't think I've even spent $25.00 in 20 (+P+) years of handgunning, on +P ammo...
    (I will admit to having purchased "Ridiculous Gobbs" of "Low Velocity/ Sub-Sonic Rounds though), as well as having been issued tons of it for "Special Occasions..!"
    I've really just never seen the attraction myself..! I know I'm a weirdo, But... (Oh Yah..! I knew something would come to mind..;) "I got a Hot Wife though..!" (LOL..!)
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    It stands for - Plus Power.
    One step up is - Plus Power Plus
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter
    It stands for - Plus Power.
    One step up is - Plus Power Plus
    Thanks...I had never known what it was. I think for some reason I thought it stood for "pressure" as in an overpressure round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicneufeld
    Thanks...I had never known what it was. I think for some reason I thought it stood for "pressure" as in an overpressure round.

    Thats really no far off as +P is over the Standard limit set by saami for the round


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