Can the Kimber Ultra Carry shoot +P ammo?

Can the Kimber Ultra Carry shoot +P ammo?

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    Can the Kimber Ultra Carry shoot +P ammo?

    sorry for the noob question....I couldn't find anything in the manual.


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    Even if it does, I wouldn't want too. Are were talking a 9mm Ultra, or a .45 Ultra?

    9mm +P I might use as carry ammo ONLY, .45+P, no way, too much recoil for a small aluminum framed gun IMHO.

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    ok...yeah I have the 45....I didn't feel right about it either but thought I would ask.

    Thanks

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    I agree with JD.. Even if it could there is no way I would want to.

    Is there a reason you would ever want to put +P in the Ultra?

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    Sure you could & no problem. Change to fresh recoil springs often.
    Every 500 to 800 rounds if you are constantly going to shoot +P.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Sure you could & no problem. Change to fresh recoil springs often.
    Every 500 to 800 rounds if you are constantly going to shoot +P.
    And for the Ultra, that's $50.00 every 500-800 rounds for a new recoil spring assembly from Kimber.

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    Are they that steep?
    That could get a little expensive in addition to ammo costs.
    +P is tough on recoil springs in short barreled semi-autos.
    The fame, slide, and barrel can easily handle +P as long as the recoil spring stays real close to full power.

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    I wouldn't use them for practice but I would have no Qualms about carrying them for a defense load. I don't think spring wear is the prime issue against it but more rather the shock to the aluminum frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by limatunes View Post
    I agree with JD.. Even if it could there is no way I would want to.

    Is there a reason you would ever want to put +P in the Ultra?
    I was just curious....I saw the ammo at Cabelas while I was getting some range ammo.

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    For what it's worth:

    Kimber specifically recommends that you DO NOT shoot +P ammo in the Ultra Carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ride4TheBrand View Post
    For what it's worth:

    Kimber specifically recommends that you DO NOT shoot +P ammo in the Ultra Carry.
    I'd like to know where that info comes from. It's not in my Kimber manual either. I don't shoot them in there all the time but I did change my recoil out to a 21# spring and have no problem shooting Ranger T +P, Hornady TAP +P and Double Tap loads through my Ultra Carry.

    Why would you want to shoot +P loads? You give up velocity with the shorter barrel and I want to make sure I have adequate velocity for my rounds to expand effectively.
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    I carry corbon +p in my ultra carry for a few years. I don't shoot a bunch of it, but have practiced with it enough. yes the recoil is more, but nothing that I would stop carrying it. Now I carry corbon powerball.
    I think if you can handle the gun, the gun will handle the ammo.
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    Would a Wilson shock buffer work in Ultra Carry?
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