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Old 08-20-2020, 08:43 PM
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Not sure if this is the correct forum for this question. Will a SW 6906 handle 115 JHP +P ammunition? Not as a regular diet.
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Old 08-20-2020, 10:54 PM
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Absolutely. Just keep fresh recoil springs in it, and keep it lubed. Lots of really good standard pressure short-barrel optimized rounds too, FWIW.
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Have a look at the factory manual:

https://snwcdnprod.azureedge.net/sit...s_10-01-15.pdf
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Thank you all. I thought it would but wanted to verify.
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Yes, the S&W 9mm pistols are safe with +P ammo. It will accelerate wear and you need to replace the recoil spring more often than you would with standard pressure ammo.


Personally, I no longer use +P defensive ammo. Modern bullet designs expand rapidly and no longer require +P in order to have sufficient velocity for expansion. I'm also no longer a fan of light weight bullets. I prefer 124 to 147 grain bullets in the 9mm. The Federal HST, Speer Gold Dot, and Winchester Ranger T 147 grain JHP loads all have a good reputation for adequate penetration and expansion.
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Personally, I no longer use +P defensive ammo. Modern bullet designs expand rapidly and no longer require +P in order to have sufficient velocity for expansion. I'm also no longer a fan of light weight bullets. I prefer 124 to 147 grain bullets in the 9mm. The Federal HST, Speer Gold Dot, and Winchester Ranger T 147 grain JHP loads all have a good reputation for adequate penetration and expansion.


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I know this marks me as an old fart, but doesn't anybody read an owners manual?
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I know this marks me as an old fart, but doesn't anybody read an owners manual?
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It is entirely possible that one could own a pistol of such vintage but not have the manual.
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True, but if one visits the S&W website, one can either read the manual or download the PDF. Yea verily, one can even print hard copy.

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