Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

+P .45ACP, can I shoot it in my pistol?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by watindes, Jul 13, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. watindes

    watindes Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    40
    Location:
    Richmond VA
    I brought some Hornaday TAP FPD Ammo home from the gun show and it says +P and I didn't realize it, is it safe to shoot in my Tangfoglio Witness P, is htere a way I could tell?

    Thanks

    JEsse
     
  2. neviander

    neviander Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    547
    Location:
    Kilgore, TX
    I posed the same question about my Witness Elite Match. What does your manual say? Tanfoglio does NOT recommend it with the Elite Match...but I think it was hags that told me Match pistols have weaker springs, i.e. probably not a good idea for any extra stress on the frame and slide. I would go with what your manual says, if you want to keep it in warranty.
     
  3. NG VI

    NG VI Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    Messages:
    4,884
    Location:
    Maine
    It will probably be fine, almost every modern auto can safely accept +P. Besides many calibers used to be loaded hotter than they are today. Follow the manual though if you feel uncertain.
     
  4. CWL

    CWL Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2003
    Messages:
    6,505
    You guys really need to learn how to do a basic search.

    I just googled "EAA Witness" went straight to the "manuals" link and clicked "Witness P".

    The front cover of the manual says clearly:

    "DO NOT USE +P Ammo or High Velocity High Pressure Ammunition (factory or hand-loaded)"
    :rolleyes:
     
  5. bestseller92

    bestseller92 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2005
    Messages:
    1,038
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Get a Ruger and you can blast away with +P ad infinitum.
     
  6. watindes

    watindes Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    40
    Location:
    Richmond VA
    DAMN, well anyone want to trade me a 20box of Hydro's for a 20 of TAP in richmond?:mad:

    Thanks

    Jesse
     
  7. makarovnik

    makarovnik Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2006
    Messages:
    1,677
    Mine is +P+ rated and it only cost $150 brand new. I think you can guess what the make is.
     
  8. Deer Hunter

    Deer Hunter Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2005
    Messages:
    4,097
    It probably could take it. The "No +P!" is most likely there to cover their butts from lawsuits.
     
  9. MICHAEL T

    MICHAEL T Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    6,011
    Location:
    outback Kentucky
    I doubt if 20 rounds would hurt it .
    If you had a Colt ,Springfield ,Dan Wesson ,Rock Island ,American Classic ,Sparten ,or any of the other 100 ,1911's made wouldn't need to worry. But no you bought the only non +P pistol in the world shame on you.:D
     
  10. JeepGeeek

    JeepGeeek member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    Messages:
    347
    Location:
    Charleston, SC
    My Poly Tanfoglio in 9mm clearly mentioned in the manual "No +P".

    I've fired several hundred rounds of the stuff without apparent problems.

    That said, I'm just a guy on the internet. Do what makes you feel safe. IMHO, the manual is just saying this to cover their arses should something occur.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page