Beretta advisory re. + p ammo

Beretta advisory re. + p ammo

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    Beretta advisory re. + p ammo

    In the manual for both my PX4 9mm full-size and the compact model, it says not to use + P ammo on a regular basis as it would prove to be harmful to the gun over the long haul. Question: does this mean one should avoid + P ammo as a matter of policy, or can one use, say, 50 rds. every month or two without fear of doing harm to the weapon? Thanks for your input.
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    You can use +P without any fear. It doesn't 'harm' the weapon, it just wears out things such as the recoil spring that much faster.



    The exact quote from my Nano manual is "The extended use of +P or +P+ ammunition may decrease component part service life expectancy." Yup, they're ok with using +P+.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philly Boy View Post
    In the manual for both my PX4 9mm full-size and the compact model, it says not to use + P ammo on a regular basis as it would prove to be harmful to the gun over the long haul. Question: does this mean one should avoid + P ammo as a matter of policy, or can one use, say, 50 rds. every month or two without fear of doing harm to the weapon? Thanks for your input.
    Actually I believe it says that the extended use of +P and +P+ ammunition *may decrease component part service life expectancy*. This is common sense stuff. I doubt you are buying +P ammunition to train and practice with enough to worry about wearing out that Beretta.
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    Using +P ammo isn't going to break most guns, it just wears them faster. The warnings on not using +P+ are largely the result of lawyers forcing that into the manuals because there is no official SAAMI standard on +P+ pressure ratings anymore. I have shot hundreds on rounds of Winchester +P+ 9mm out of my M&P and have seen no ill effects of any kind. Recoil springs are cheap (like $10), just get a few and it every few thousand rounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linuss View Post
    You can use +P without any fear. It doesn't 'harm' the weapon, it just wears out things such as the recoil spring that much faster.



    The exact quote from my Nano manual is "The extended use of +P or +P+ ammunition may decrease component part service life expectancy." Yup, they're ok with using +P+.
    Absolutely correct, had 3 conversations with Beretta about this in the past about this very thing too .... in order to verify it myself. Bottom line ..... #1) +P+ , will 'wear' out springs, etc. quicker. .... #2) if you shoot a few thousand or more rds of it thru the gun.
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    That clears it up for me--- Thanks, Guys!
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