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    Ammo for M9?

    Is the 92FS capable of handling +P and +P+ on a regular basis?
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    Regular 9mm NATO us usually a higher pressure round than standard 9mm Luger/9mm Para. ammunition.

    Regular +P is fine, +P+ every now and then is OK, but I wouldn't personally want to shoot a lot of it.

    Earlier M9s/92FS guns did have a problem with the steel making the slide crack with the hotter rounds, this initially was the cause for the Brigadier models with the beefier slide (or so I heard some where) but that issue has been resolved.

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    My M9 is one of the all metal models, a few yrs before the use of plastic parts.
    So either round is acceptable just for carry purposes.
    I use the K-Mart stuff for the range.
    Is there that much difference between the +P and the +P+?
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    I think technically, there is no defined limit for ammo labeled '+P+'. So depending on what brands you buy, it might be the same as '+P' or who knows... maybe KABOOOOOM!

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    Pretty sure my instruction manual on my 92FS specifically recomends NOT using +P or +P+.
    If she blows....and you survive without injury...BERETTA warranty won't cover the damage anyways.

    If your simply looking into a defensive ammo option...there's lots out there.
    Personally I use FEDERAL Hydra-Shock Low recoil 135grn JHP. For range practice I shoot Walmart "white-box" 115grn FMJ

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    maybe KABOOOOOM
    Good point!

    Personally I use FEDERAL Hydra-Shock Low recoil 135grn JHP. For range practice I shoot Walmart "white-box" 115grn FMJ
    That's exactly what I use now, but every now and then I get caught up in the "9mm is a weak defensive load" BS and think maybe I should be feeding her something with a little more "punch".
    But then my head gets control and says "JEEZ! If it's good enough for the armed srevices and the majority of LEOs out there, what am I fretting about???
    Bored I guess!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cupsz71 View Post
    Pretty sure my instruction manual on my 92FS specifically recomends NOT using +P or +P+.
    If she blows....and you survive without injury...BERETTA warranty won't cover the damage anyways.
    The Beretta manual states " The extended use of +P or +P+ ammunition may decrease component part service life expectancy." The only ammo that they say "do not use" is sub-machine gun ammo because of the chamber pressure. As long as your ammo is not reloads, Beretta will honor the warranty.

    Your M9 will be fine using +P loads for self defense. I use Speer Gold Dot 124 gr. +P in my 90Two without a problem!
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