Taurus +P rating

Taurus +P rating

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    Member Array koolguynet's Avatar
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    Taurus +P rating

    I have a Taurus PT-111 that I bought partially because the catalog said it was +P rated (see the screenshot from the catalog that is attached). I was reading through another posting and someone said that they had spoken to Taurus and they said their handguns were not +P rated. I did a little more digging and found that in my manual it says that +P is dangerous. (see attached) So which is it? I have put in a message to Taurus, but I was wondering if anyone has any insight. If this gun is not +P rated I am going to seek a refund.
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    recient production taurus guns are fine with +p ammo , note that the disclaimer says +p may be harmefull to some guns , which is true . About any taurus built in the last 10 years or so will be fine , tho many i have seen from the 80s and before i wouldnt trust.
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    I spoke with Taurus USA customer service yesterday afternoon. He said the only Taurus pistols that are rated for +p are the 38sp. All others, you're taking a risk.
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    I was going to get the pt-111 mil-pro. Until I heard that they wernt rated for +p ammo. I then made my choice for the springfield xdsc 9mm which will handle +p per springfied. And I love the gun. Its about the same size as the taurus. Good luck.


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    sounds like +p is for revolvers not pistols, pick a qaulity standard load it should work fine for you.

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    Senior Member Array Joshua M. Smith's Avatar
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    My manual for my 1991 vintage Taurus 92 states that +P is not acceptable.

    It goes on to say that my pistol is not guaranteed reliable with anything other than 124gr@1230fps. That's +P ammo.

    I'd count it as a disclaimer, keep in mind that +P will accelerate wear, and not worry about it. The stuff will not blow your gun up in your hand unless something else is wrong.

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    Probably don't need +p out to 15 yds.
    If you do and are concerned with +p go to a bigger cal weapon

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