GUN to all those who keep saying that .40 S&W +P doesn't exist

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    the rounds are loaded with speer bullets. they are not speer made rounds. i also found a pdf of a gigantic list of .40 s&w loads used in the IPSC. you'll find among them two loads in +P. one 165 gr., and one 180 gr. SAAMI specs state what american made firearms must be capable of withstanding. any +P load is higher than SAAMI specs. +P+ is 20% higher. i do agree that loading a .40 any higher than normal is hard, and can be dangerous. but, it's not impossible, and it's not unheard of.

    http://home.columbus.rr.com/jmaass/documents/hl40sw.pdf
     
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    I was going to get in on this debate yesterday as someone replied to my other thread about 40 S&W not being offered in +p but I was to busy at work. That was going to be my reply about GA-Arms. I buy all of my ammo from them. I can't tell you how many people from across the country order their products. They are top notch and have very good ratings from everyone I have ever known. I buy their Sheer Power Plus in 9MM +P 124 grain which is loaded with a Gold Dot round. I have also learned they have a smaller muzzle flash than the Speer Gold Dots. This could be beneficial for that moment in the night we all hope to not have. I use their 124gr in reloads for plinking. They have excellent deals on Canned Heat.
     
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    Ammunition loaded beyond SAAMI specifications is dangerous. It doesn't mean it isn't advertised or doesn't exist.

    The designation "+P+" means the round is loaded to pressure beyond any SAAMI certification or test.

    What's more, according to their stated velocity for a 155gr round, they're putting about the same energy, or even less, on target as a "standard" 165gr .40

    So what's the point? :dunno: Always heard good things about GA..surprised they'd be hawking something like that.
     
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    no, i completely understand. but you can't deny that people make +P rounds for .40 s&w. like i said, i don't think it's too smart, but it's still done, no matter what the article says.
     

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