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What is the official stance of SA concerning high pressure ammo (+P, +P+, etc.) being fired in XDs (in particular XD SCs)? I know in my SW99, S&W says that's a no-no!
 

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I don't know what SA's position is, but you sure can run +P ammo through any XD without a problem. And if you load some of that Extreme Terrorist Thermonuclear Shock Ammo in your Subcompact 9mm you're all set to go 1,000 lb. Wild Russian Boar Hunting! Just make sure you sneak up on him while he's asleep and unload a magazine straight up his right nostril. :twisted:
 

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Send them an email and ask. [email protected]

I have fired about 50 rounds of Speer 124gr +P Gold Dots through my XD9 Sub and see no ill effects whatsoever.

As with any firearm, high pressure ammunition will accellerate wear. I would not go out and run 5000 rounds of +P through anything I own but a few rounds to test functionality and to carry as defense ammo is different.
 

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I've got some Remington 115g. JHP +P+ that I use for carry. I've shot maybe 50 rounds through my HS2000 for practice with no problems.

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Here's the official response from SA about high pressure rounds...

The +p should be fine, but the +p+ may be too hot for just the 3in version.

Thanks,

Brandy
Customer Service Department
Springfield Incorporated
420 W Main Street
Geneseo, Illinois 61254
800-680-6866
 

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willbond said:
And if you load some of that Extreme Terrorist Thermonuclear Shock Ammo in your Subcompact 9mm you're all set to go 1,000 lb. Wild Russian Boar Hunting! Just make sure you sneak up on him while he's asleep and unload a magazine straight up his right nostril. :twisted:
Where can I find this stuff? I want some! I've got this 1000 pound boar running around my neighborhood. Hey, will it take down one of those new esuvees you see on TV?
 

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Looking at the construction it'd appear that they deisgned it based on a .40S&W cartridge and then for the 9mm it's just smaller boring. The breech and barrel on my XD in 9mm is the thickest of any gun I own
 

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I have some gold dot +p+ and I plan on useing it for carry in my XD9sub. It should be ok as long as I just dont shoot an ass load of it
 

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I've got a newbie question. If ammo is +P, is it marked on the box as such (+P) or do you have to know what grain and/or brand of ammo is +P. I haven't shot any of this type of ammo through my XD9, but I would like to try some rounds just to see if it feeds it OK. I've seen 147 grain and 124 grain ammo, but it's not marked as +P on the box, so I'm assumming it is "regular" loads.
 

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typically the +p is marked on top of each brass cartridge.
i shot several hundred +p through my xd9subcompact.
six different brands, mostly 115 and 124 grain, few 90.
too much muzzle flip for me.
i'll stick to regular loads and shoot more accurately.
with xs big dot sights.
i'll re-acquire the target more rapidly.
imho.
 

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phil evans said:
typically the +p is marked on top of each brass cartridge.
i shot several hundred +p through my xd9subcompact.
six different brands, mostly 115 and 124 grain, few 90.
too much muzzle flip for me.
i'll stick to regular loads and shoot more accurately.
with xs big dot sights.
i'll re-acquire the target more rapidly.
imho.
I can't feel a noticeable differance between fed hydrashok 147gr, and speer gold dot +p 124gr.
 

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bumping an old thread.. :D
Does anyone know the SA thoughts on firing +P+ in a 9mm Service XD? (In the SA response above he says that +P+ might be "too hot" for the subcompact..but doesnt mention the 4".)

I am not going to rush out and buy it right now, but dont want to be standing there looking at ammo later on, wishing I had asked this question. 8)
 

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I thought +P+ wasn't an official SAAMI spec, and therefore doesn't mean much beyond "Something more hotly loaded than 9mm +P". As such, I can't see Springfield saying that it's safe to fire +P+ (Which could be +++P+++).

Maybe I'm wrong though. It's happened.

I'd say, if you need more power, get a .40 or .357sig. :)
 
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