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Great stuff. The "+P" designation means it's a hotter load, or has more powder, thus a higher muzzle velocity and energy than a non +P round. Typically 25% above if I recall. +P+ is one step above that, but not all guns are rated to handle +P+ ammo, and there is no standard for +P+ in regards to the overcharge, so it can be dangerous to the gun. +P however, works in pretty much everything for 9mm.
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I'm thinking that P+ and +P are the same - basically means increased pressure over a standard load. +P+ is even more pressure than +P. Many experts think the additional "+" ammo is mostly hype vs giving any real advantage. As you'll hear often, the real key to stopping a threat is the same as the key in real estate: "location, location, and location" (of where you place multiple rounds in the threat).
For good information on choosing SD ammo, check out this report:
Best Choices for Self Defense Ammo
If you are new to this handgun, self defense arena, consider taking some good SD instructional classes in addition to safety classes. I also recommend you check out the many free YouTube videos made by Massad Ayoob, a world-class instructor, who has recorded training sessions in Judicious Use of Force, Shoot to Live, Home Invasion, Preparation for Home Defense, and What to Do After a Shooting. Just Google his name and these topics and the YouTubes should show up. Very good instructinal information from an expert, and free.
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Welcome. As to your question about +P and +P+. These indicate that they are loaded to a higher pressure. Be sure to consult your owner"s manual to make sure your gun is engineered to handle these higher pressure loads. Shooting these loads in a gun not made to handle them can be dangerous.
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