You can; occasional use will be a non-issue, constant use will require replacing springs a bit more often (or swapping them out for heavier springs).Hi guys I'm new to the xd family I have a question I looked on the manual but didn't see anything not unless I'm blind I bought the xdm elite 9mm I was wondering can you use +p ammo
In lightweight bullets, it gets you some better penetration.Don't waste your money on +P ammo. Good brand name defense ammo and brand name practice ammo. I don't see why people think they need +P. IT always seems the new guys want that stuff.
If you can't handle it then don't shoot it! Some can't manage recoil proficiently and need to use lite or standard pressure. I have years of experience in heavy recoil as from shooting 44mag for decades. 1 day I'll get a wheel gun in 45-70. 50ae doesn't seem to have as much recoil as 44mag in same barrel length. Felt or not!In lightweight bullets, it gets you some better penetration.
In heavy bullets, it does the same out of short barrels.
Given, this comes at the cost of heavier recoil and slower follow-ups.
It’s the individual shooter to decide if that juice is worth the squeeze.
If you can't handle it then don't shoot it! Some can't manage recoil proficiently and need to use lite or standard pressure. I have years of experience in heavy recoil as from shooting 44mag for decades. 1 day I'll get a wheel gun in 45-70. 50ae doesn't seem to have as much recoil as 44mag in same barrel length. Felt or not!
Illinois went to the classic “9BPLE” 115+P+ load from Federal.SAAMI standards for acceptable chamber pressures for firearms were established as a guide for ammo manufacturers and gun manufacturers so the ammo was not blowing up the guns and the guns would withstand the pressures of the ammo. The SAAMI pressures were conservative. In the 60's and 70's LE was looking for a round that was more effective at putting a subject out of the fight quicker. Plus P ammo came into common use by LE in the early 70's starting with the Illinois State Police looking for a higher velocity round for their 9mm S&W Model 39 handguns. It so happens that Winchester ammunition was manufactured in Illinois and the troopers went to Winchester to ask them to make the 9mm round hotter. They developed a LE round that exceeded SAAMI standards but still was safe to shoot in moderate frequency. The round has greater velocity than standard rounds, and depending upon bullet design, improves performance of bullets in some rounds. My PD issued Plus P for duty but we only shot it during qualifications based upon recommendations of the Illinois State Police firearms training unit. We issued a S&W Model 669/6906 handgun to our officers and at the time ISP had quite a bit of data on the round. It definitely does cause additional wear to your firearm if you shoot a lot of it. I never noticed any significant added recoil but did notice a difference in muzzle flash and report. Based on my experience I carry Plus P Critical Duty in my .45 P220.