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Old 07-17-2003, 10:19 AM
DanDean316 DanDean316 is offline
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+P ammo in Para's




I think this has been brought up before, but can you use +P ammo in Para's? I was looking at the .45+P 185 Federal Hydra Shok for my 12.45 LDA.

Any comments are appreciated.

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Old 07-17-2003, 09:48 PM
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I shoot +P in my 14-45 and C-745 from time to time, usually Golden Sabre 185 gr. It runs fine and I can't feel much more recoil in the 14-45, but it seems to kick the slide back harder in the C745. I shot some in my Kimber Ultra and the jolt was even more noticeable. I don't shoot a steady diet of it though, due to the expense, but if I am carrying it I shoot a couple of mags when I go to the range.
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Old 07-23-2003, 05:21 AM
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Yes!

I have a Para C7.45 LDA Companion that I carry on duty. It is loaded with Winchester Ranger 230 Gr Plus-P JHP's!
The only problem I have had was when I did not change the recoil spring after 800-900 rds.
I shoot only 230's and the different kinds I have tried have not given me a problem.
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Old 07-23-2003, 07:14 AM
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Parajay emailed me back from Para and said +P's are ok. He did say that they will wear on the components faster, which I knew. I was going to use the Corbon 185 gr +P's for carry use. 1150 FPS!
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Old 06-01-2004, 08:03 PM
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I emailed them with the exact same question about the PXT full size 1911, and got a reply of "When using Para-Ordnance pistols, we recommend that you use standard factory ammunition for optimum results and exceptional long product life. We are extremely confident that our pistols will stand up to the +P and +P+ load factors, however, as is with all pistols, extensive use of high pressure rounds will reduce the life expectancy"
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Old 06-02-2004, 01:00 AM
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The standard 230gr JHPs do such a great job with penetration and expansion, I've found I don't need to deal with the added recoil of +P.
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Old 06-02-2004, 09:38 AM
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Boy, this thread rose from the dead.
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Old 06-04-2004, 10:28 AM
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My carry is ammo is +p, but

I only shoot it twice a month and even then only 2 or 3 mags worth to ensure proper function. I find that my CCW's slide slams back pretty violently with the more powerful ammo. For target practice I use use a light 4.3gr, 200gr RN that I load just for the CCW to save it the beating of a heavier load.
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Old 06-04-2004, 06:14 PM
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Try a Wolff 20lb Commander recoil spring. No pounding the frame.
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