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Can a Kahr P9 handle +P+ ammo?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by jaredpost, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. jaredpost

    jaredpost Puyallup Member

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    I just bought a Kahr P9 covert and I'm looking into what personal defense ammo to buy. I believe the gun is rated for +P but I have been looking at the winchester ranger +P+ and want to know if anyone has had experience using that stuff and if it would be safe to shoot in the P9.

    Thanks
     
  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    no gun is rated for +P+, because there is no standard for +P+, it just designates that the ammunition has a higher pressure than above +P standards.
     
  3. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have shot the +P in my PM9 no prob. these are well built guns that should be able to take hot loads, but +P is hot enough for me. :)
     
  4. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    +P+ is only good for machine guns.

    I wouldn't use it in any handgun.
     
  5. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I have some 38 Special +P+ Federal Hyra-Shoks

    At what point do you just get a .357:laugh::laugh: