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    Ammo question


    Is it a prudent idea to use +P ammo in a Glock 21 (gen 3)? I have heard that +P loads can damage polymer framed pistols but figured I would throw the question out there anyway.

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    I use +P at times as self defense ammo in my Glocks. I routinely don't use it (for range shooting) just because it's more expensive.

    I don't really understand how it would hurt the polymer frame, seems more like a barrel issue to me. I think the Glock barrels are fine with it.

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    Ammo question

    They are designed for hot loads that is why they are the choice of 68% of the law enforcement community in the United States. Shoot with confidence when firing a Glock.
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    If you can afford 'em... Shoot 'em! I shoot +p and +p+ 9mm almost exclusively from my G19, I just love the feel of that sharp snap through the frame! With Glocks, less powerful rounds are generally more problematic than more powerful ones.... Within reason of course!
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    I shoot +P in my G30. Glocks are more than capable of handling the hot stuff.
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    Thnx for all the feedback, I appreciate it.

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    Ammo question

    Why Ed are you a recoil junkie?? JK, I turned into one ever since buying G20, especially shooting some underwood ammo

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    there are two theory’s to you question first being it won't hurt the gun and second is the hotter the load the faster the gun will break or wear out

    As long as it has the pentagon with a dot in it on the barrel your good to go that is a foundry marking showing the barrel is made from a harder metal them the earlier ones
    my opinions are just that, mine. I try to post facts backed with facts but that is not always posable so take it for what it is.

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    My barrel only has a pentagon but no dot in the middle.

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    if you don't have the dot in the middle of the pentagon then I wouldn't shoot +p ammo. You don't have the harder barrel and could chance stretching your chamber. I am sure someone will say different but they don't have to buy a new barrel if they are wrong.

    This is my personal option; if you want a hotter load get a bigger gun. Why punish the gun you have
    my opinions are just that, mine. I try to post facts backed with facts but that is not always posable so take it for what it is.

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