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Posted: 2/23/2006 11:48:16 AM EDT
I recently purchased a used stainless Taurus 85.

I called Taurus today and found out that it was manufactured in 1988. I was also told not to run +p ammunition through it and that they did not rate them for +p until 1993. I see that SAAMI shows the standard round at 17,000psi and the +p at 20,000psi (less than 18% increase in pressure).

I would like to carry it with +p rounds, but I don't want to damage my pistol. How much more stress does the +p round place on the pistol vs. the regular round? Is there really a concern that I may damage the pistol or hurt myself? Or is Taurus just doing a CYA be telling me that?
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