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4/22/2019 5:32:20 PM
Posted: 5/4/2015 1:47:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/4/2015 1:58:19 PM EDT by combatcanin08]
My wife just inherited her grandfather's old duty colt detective spl.

Would it be able to handle +p ammo or stick with standard none +p?

I think its from the 40s or 50s
I ask because all I use and have is +p.
What is a good standard pressure defense round?
Thanks
Link Posted: 5/4/2015 2:03:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/4/2015 2:09:55 PM EDT by 50-140]
The 3rd issue post 72 is rated for 3K+P. Second issue with the shrouded ejector is rated for 1K, (it used to be 1.5K before Colt dropped it to 1K).

+P was not recommended for pre '72 with exposed ejector.

This isn't to say the use of +P will blow the gun up, but with regular usage it will accelerate wear on the handgun, particularly the top strap area.


ETA I have the 3rd issue but I still use Hornady Custom 158 gr. Jacketed Hollow point XTP in mine.
Link Posted: 5/4/2015 3:30:06 PM EDT
I would stick with non plus p for pretty much all shooting in all 38's except for some carry ammo. Pretty much nothing gained from using plus p regularly except increased recoil and wear and year on the gun
Link Posted: 5/4/2015 7:41:43 PM EDT
Thanks for the info guys.

Ill use standard presser.
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