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Old 01-15-2009, 10:11 AM
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Default +P 9mm Rounds in a Ruger P95

I checked the manual and found this:

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The RUGER® P95 pistols are chambered for the 9mm x 19 Parabellum
(9mm Luger) cartridge. Do not attempt to load any other 9mm cartridges
(examples: 9mm short [.380], 9mm Steyr, 9mm Bergmann, etc.) into the
magazine or chamber of the pistol. Never attempt to use caliber .40 S & W
cartridges in a 9mm pistol. The .40 S & W cartridges will jam the pistol.
The Ruger P-Series pistols are compatible with all factory ammunition loaded to
U.S. Industry Standards, including high-velocity and hollow-point loads, loaded
in brass, aluminum, or steel cartridge cases. No 9mm x 19 ammunition
manufactured in accordance with NATO, U.S., SAAMI, or CIP standards is known
to be beyond the design limits or known not to function in these pistols.
From what I understand of the +P and +P+ rounds, you should check to see if your particluar gun can handle them. There is nothing in the manual that says they do.

Anyone shooting +P in thier P95 with no problems? It is a entry level pistol so I could foresee it not being able to handle them or at least not being recommended.

Thoughts?
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:28 AM
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I checked the manual and found this:



From what I understand of the +P and +P+ rounds, you should check to see if your particluar gun can handle them. There is nothing in the manual that says they do.

Anyone shooting +P in thier P95 with no problems? It is a entry level pistol so I could foresee it not being able to handle them or at least not being recommended.

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Ive shot about 100 +P out of my P95... no problems yet. Talked to a few guys at the range before hand to get opinions and nobody looked to be concerned.

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Old 01-15-2009, 11:33 AM
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My guess is that it is ok. The +P cartridge should function fine as the P95 is a relatively modern design which should handle the additional pressure. I just wanted to get other people's thoughts.

I wouldn't be shooting +P at the range as that is too expensive. I have just been buying up some ammo and found some +P rounds for a great price and wanted to see what others had to say.
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My guess is that it is ok. The +P cartridge should function fine as the P95 is a relatively modern design which should handle the additional pressure. I just wanted to get other people's thoughts.

I wouldn't be shooting +P at the range as that is too expensive. I have just been buying up some ammo and found some +P rounds for a great price and wanted to see what others had to say.
Same thing here... I had them and didn't want my day to end shortly so i asked around, and fired them off. Not something i would fire off every trip to the range but I did not have a problem doing so for those 100 rounds.

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Beware of one thing: although there are SAAMI specs for +P ammo , there are no such specs for +P+, so stay away from +P+ unless your gun is an overbuilt beast like a Ruger Super Redhawk
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I own P95 and I remember it saying I could shoot +P rounds.
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the p95 will take +P and +P+ with no issues
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oh its also in the book
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The Ruger P Series pistols are built like tanks, they are literally the AK of the handgun world and can pretty much eat anything! Its the one handgun I wouldn't worry about. My P94 has functioned flawlessly no matter what I put in it

That being said, I think the higher pressure stuff will accelerate the wear on the gun but unless you are shooting them at every range trip you will probably be okay.

In case you haven't found it, this is a great ruger forum:
www.rugerforum.com
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Thanks Guys! Of course... you just cost me a bunch of money as now I have to buy this ammo!!
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