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#5967758 - 10/08/15 01:35 PM ? .45ACP +P ?
DCmac Offline

Registered: 11/04/13
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Loc: SW OK
I don't get it. .45ACP +P?! Who needs a +P in a 45? And what for? Same goes for magnums in +P. I just don't get it. Someone please explain.

#5967779 - 10/08/15 01:43 PM Re: ? .45ACP +P ? [Re: DCmac]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
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I'd say despite how everyone dogs on the lowly little 9mm and brags about 45 acp, the acp in itself is a turd.
It's hell eatin em live

#5967809 - 10/08/15 02:08 PM Re: ? .45ACP +P ? [Re: DCmac]
wburke2010 Offline
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Registered: 06/26/13
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Always want more speed it seems like. Which usually doesn't hurt.


#5968592 - 10/08/15 09:30 PM Re: ? .45ACP +P ? [Re: DCmac]
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The extra speed of the +P rounds makes for more reliable expansion of JHP bullets.
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#5968820 - 10/09/15 03:30 AM Re: ? .45ACP +P ? [Re: DCmac]
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Speed sells. Be it rifle or handgun
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#5969470 - 10/09/15 12:55 PM Re: ? .45ACP +P ? [Re: DCmac]
jorge Offline
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Nsmike hit the nail on The head
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#5969488 - 10/09/15 01:12 PM Re: ? .45ACP +P ? [Re: nsmike]
ChadTRG42 Offline
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Originally Posted By: nsmike
The extra speed of the +P rounds makes for more reliable expansion of JHP bullets.

+1, and more speed equals more energy on target. Pretty simple.
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#5970088 - 10/09/15 09:20 PM Re: ? .45ACP +P ? [Re: DCmac]
GasGuzzler Offline
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Because it sells. People buy it. There's no other reason manufacturers make it.

There are 354564 reasons why a hand loader would choose a +P. There is only one reason the manufacturer does.
Pass the gravy.

#5998326 - 10/28/15 08:38 AM Re: ? .45ACP +P ? [Re: DCmac]
Bigfoot Offline

Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 588
Loc: Galveston Bay
I carry +P rounds when hunting. Buffalo Bore 255 gr hard cast. I actually hunt with a rifle but you never know when you need your sidearm.

I want every bit of energy I can get for pigs and I dont want to buy a 10MM and do handloads.

That is why I buy them.

Edited by Bigfoot (10/28/15 08:42 AM)
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