The Beretta 92 series can handle +p or +p+ but as with any gun it is recommended only in limited numbers. IMHO I see no real advantage in +p ammo especially when you consider it is harder on your gun than standard pressure ammo. As far as defense ammo recommendations, my personal preference is Speer Gold Dots but I have used others and will again. Gold Dots are just plentiful in my area. I keep them in all my guns as defense ammo. It is just my preference but I also always go with the lighter grain round in all my calibers.