P3AT ammo question

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by randyr5, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. randyr5

    randyr5 Active Member

    Mar 24, 2009
    I was given a box of MagTech Guardian Gold 380 +p 85gr. JHP. Is this safe to use in a P3AT? I didn't even know that they made +p ammo in 380.

  2. Dugger

    Dugger Member

    Jun 9, 2009
    manual says you can use +P bout not a regular diet of +P. I use the Mag tech +P as Personal defense round.

  3. CJP32

    CJP32 Active Member

    Jul 24, 2008
    There is no actual standard for +P 380, try a search IIRC there was a report of a Kaboom caused by that ammo. I might be thinking of Magsafe but I want to say it was the Magtech. :-/

  4. Sangueffusor

    Sangueffusor New Member

    May 13, 2007
    It was MagSafe that caused the kaboom, not MagTech.
  5. Bodean

    Bodean New Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    just looked at the box of buffalo bore i got and it says 380 auto + P this may be a stupid question what does the P stand for i have never seen this before ? is this ok to use ?
  6. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    + P means the round is load with more powder, thus higher Pressure than the MAXIMUN recomended by SAAMI (small arms ammo manufactors insti)
  7. randyr5

    randyr5 Active Member

    Mar 24, 2009
  8. diamond_jim

    diamond_jim New Member

    Oct 28, 2008
    First time I saw +P on an ammo advertisement it had (penetration) in quotation, which would not be incorrect, but further study proved Preasure to be proper. Jim <><