Is Taurus Slim 9mm rated for + P Ammo? I can't find any info on their website about it. Can anyone who has one clue me in? Thanks.
This is a discussion on Is Taurus Slim 9mm rated for + P Ammo? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Is Taurus Slim 9mm rated for + P Ammo? I can't find any info on their website about it. Can anyone who has one clue ...
WARNING for “+P”
Only fire SAAMI rated Plus P (“+P”) ammunition in Taurus Models designated by
Taurus for +P use as below.Firing +P ammunition in other Taurus products may
be dangerous and can result in serious bodily injury or death.
Model 85 small frame revolver in 38 Special.
Model 850 small frame revolver in 38 Special.
Model 851 small frame revolver in 38 Special.
Model 85 Polymer small frame revolver in 38 Special.
Model 82 medium frame revolver in 38 Special.
Model 817 medium frame revolver in 38 Special.
All firearms chambered in 38 Super Automatic.
All firearms chambered in 45 Automatic.(ACP)
All firearms chambered in 9mm Luger.
Even if your Taurus firearm is rated for Plus-P (“+P”) ammunition, such
ammunition generates pressures significantly in excess of the pressures
associated with standard ammunition.Such pressures may affect the useful life
of the firearm or exceed the margin of safety built into many firearms.Unless you
need +P ammunition, do not use it, particularly for practice.
DANGER for “+P+”
Never use “Plus -P -Plus” (+P+) rated ammunition in any Taurus firearm.
The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute (SAAMI) does not
recognize such ratings and such ammunition can be very dangerous. Firing
such ammunition can cause catastrophic failure in firearms resulting in serious
bodily injury or death.
So, per Taurus you're OK with +P, but it's not really recommended. Hope this helps.
BTW, here's the link to the Manual:
Yes it is rated for +P ammo. I have used it mine about 500+ times. It gets expensive but the SLIM can take it. Now +P+ ammo is highly not recommended. I hope this helps. God Bless
+P in 9mm is fine. If, however you see 9mm ammo rated +P+ run, don't walk away from it!
Freedom doesn't come free. It is bought and paid for by the lives and blood of our men and women in uniform.
NRA Life Member
I have tested +p ammo and I carry the same in my 709 9mm. Due to the cost of +p, I practice with fmj standard ammo. I wouldn't shoot the high pressure ammo exclusively even if it were less expensive.
Yes it is rated for +P ammo. I have used it mine about 500+ times.
Watch for euro ammo too. I love Sellier & Bellot police 9mm fmj but its rated at 1305fps. Faster than a lot of +P+ out there.
Federal 9BPLE (115 grain +P+) and Winchester Ranger 127 grain +P+ are in use with several LE agencies, with no problems. 9BPLE in particular has been used for decades with good results.
Slow is smooth.....smooth is fast.
From the S&W Manual:
“Plus-P-Plus (+P+) ammunition must not be used in Smith &
Wesson firearms. This marking on the ammunition designates
that it exceeds established industry standards, but the designation
does not represent defined pressure limits and therefore such
ammunition may vary significantly as to the pressures generated."
From the HK Manual:
"Use of +P and +P+ ammunition
accelerates wear and reduces the service
life on the component parts of any pistol, including the P Series pistols, and is not recommended."
From the SIG Manual:
"Always use ammunition that complies with the performance standards established by the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manuafacturers' Institute, Inc. of the United States (SAAMI)."
+P+ does not comply.
They're no doubt engaging in CYA here, but I feel better using ammo the gun was designed for. Personally, I don't use +P+. If you feel like you need more oomph than +P, go to a bigger caliber!
Do you honestly believe that Federal and Winchester purposely load ammunition that will damage firearms? Can you find one single instance in which a good, modern 9mm service pistol was damaged by factory +P+ ammo?
As far as going to a bigger caliber, that's the LAST thing you want to do if you like +P+ ammo. The big attraction to +P and +P+ is the added velocity, which some believe aids in wounding capability. (See: .357 Magnum) Going to a bigger caliber (in a service semiauto) generally slows down the bullet.
If the gun that you plan on using +P+ ammo in is also available in .357 Sig and .40 S&W, I seriously doubt that +P+ 9mm ammo is going to hurt it.
Slow is smooth.....smooth is fast.