Sometimes it helps to read the manual that came with your gun. :wink:
I've personally put a similar amount of +p+ (Ranger 115, RA9TA and Buffalo Bore) through my P2000, as has at least one other member here I can think of off the top of my head. My gun also has another 13,000 rounds through it, with a large amount of that being +p or NATO spec. No problems, the gun is fine.I wouldn't worry about the +p issue. I've fired 2,464 rounds of NATO/+p and 498 rounds of +p+ through my P30 endurance gun.
Shooting +p through your HK will accelerate wear in the same way that driving 70mph in your car will accelerate wear compared to driving 55mph.
Legit question, no doubt.But honestly, what sort of performance benefit would a +p+ round offer when compared to a +p round with an identical projectile weight and barrel length?
+1 Mirrors my thoughts as well. Still, If I get 4+ armed home invaders at 3AM, I would rather shoot them with +P+ HP's of a trusted manufacturer than with standard pressure FMJ. This is due to the fact that where I live, sometimes the only premium HP ammo I can reliably source happens to be Winchester RA9TA. Yes, occasionally we do get Hornady XTP and Critical Defense, and even some Hydra-Shoks once in a while...and I do buy those as soon as I see them. I guess what I am trying to say is that when faced with a life-or-death situation, I wouldn't worry about shooting +P+ through my USP too much. I mean, it isn't remotely cheap enough to substitute for range ammo anyway.TGS brings up a good point about Winchester Silvertip 9mm & it's historic failing in Miami back in '86. Since then, 9mm hollow point ammunition has improved greatly to the point that most major ammunition manufacturers offerings will reliably perform in standard pressure loads. Is there still a place for +p and +p+ 9mm ammo? Sure. Is it worth the extra blast & recoil? That's an individual/agency decision. ... Barth makes a good point about the option of moving up in caliber if one does not have confidence in 9mm standard pressure rounds....
As TooSixy points out, the owners manual states your HK can handle +p & +p+ but these higher pressure rounds my lead to premature wear of your firearm.
yup. especially in compact guns. +P I do get for certain uses.... but +P+ ? if you're pushing the envelope that far... why not go with .40 S&W instead.I've never understood folks wanting to go over pressure with 9mm.
+P+ isn't even SAAMI.
Why not just upgrade to 357 Sig or 40 S&W and be done with it.