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XD45 ACP +p rated?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by altitude_19, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. altitude_19

    altitude_19 Well-Known Member

    I'm about to try a new defensive load for my XD45 ACP. It's the Corbon Pow'r Ball 165 gr 45 ACP +p. Before I make a silly mistake, I'd like to know this has been done before. Most of the 45 ACPs I have owned did not say they were +p rated on the chamber or in the manual but calls to the company have revealed that they were. So who out there has fired +p from their XD45 and just how many rounds have you lit off without blowing it up? :D Thanks to all!
  2. hogshead

    hogshead Well-Known Member

    How many 45s doyou have?
  3. altitude_19

    altitude_19 Well-Known Member

    Haha! Just the two right now, but I've owned around a dozen. I started out as a Ruger guy and always feel like I have to step lightly so I don't break my guns that are less....tank-like. :rolleyes:
  4. Kingofthehill

    Kingofthehill Well-Known Member

    I fire +P 45's all the time in my XD. I also shoot 450 smc through mine often and its never had a problem.

  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Of course it will shoot +P.

    There is no way .45 +P ammo would be on the market if any .45 couldn't handle them safely.
    Including 90 year old Colts & S&W revolvers.

    There is only a differance of 2,000 PSI between standard (21,000) and +P (23,000).

    The same basic XD pistol, only smaller, is chambered in 9mm (35,000 & +P 38,500), .40 S&W ( 35,000), and .357 SIG (40,000).

  6. possum

    possum Well-Known Member

    yes it will be fine.

    MICHAEL T Well-Known Member

    If for SD use the 185 gr DPX +P Corbon also makes a not +P 165 gr DPX for short barrels last I looked If you pistol will feed HP then no use for power ball.
  8. MagnumDweeb

    MagnumDweeb Well-Known Member

    If it can handle the .460 Rowland conversion it might be possible:neener:.
  9. TG13

    TG13 Well-Known Member

    the Service model can shoot 45 Super..
  10. altitude_19

    altitude_19 Well-Known Member

    So here's what Springfield had to say.

    "The XD and XDm are designed to be able to withstand the pressures and amounts of recoil produced by +P and +P+ types of ammo. While it can handle these types of ammunition, it is not recommended to use +P on a consistent basis, such as target shooting. Prolonged use can cause undue wear and tear on your pistol. It is recommended however, that you thoroughly test this type of ammo prior to using it as your carry ammunition if you intend to use your XD or XDm for this purpose. These hotter rounds can cause timing and function differences in some pistols. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thank you."

    Don't use it for everyday range ammo, but yes it'll take it. I'm pleasantly surprised when it came to the bonus advice about testing carry ammo. I'll have to make it a point to do more business with them in the future.

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