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I just got a Ruger LC9 for Christmas, and the gun is rated for + P BUT Ruger said a steady diet of + P would decrease the lifetime of the gun big time.

So if i shot + P through it, it would just be 20 - 30 rounds to make sure it fed and fired properly, then loaded to carry, never to target practice with, so I think the wear on the gun would be ok.

But my question is, does it give you that much of an advantage?

I truly don't know, any advice or insight would be appreciated.

Thanks!
 

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Thanks, so plus P 147 grains would push nearly as fast as normal 125 grains probably, so that would be decent amount better for stopping power I would think.
 

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My feeling is that plus P rated ammo would give me an extra edge if push comes to shove....BUT my feelings don't prove one thing. From jello tests I've seen, there isn't all that much more penetration or expansion from most of the better bullet designs available today, whether standard or plus P
 
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