Beretta 92a1 ammo capabilty

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      Question Beretta 92a1 ammo capabilty

      Hi Im new on here if you cared lol, So I picked up my first gun a few months back my 92a1 and I've put about 200 rounds through it and I love it my question is since I've got it I'm not sure how hot I can go on my ammo I've had some people tell me to avoid +p but others say its fine, I want to run some hotter 124 and 147 +p but I don't want to blow the thing in half any info would be aprreciated thanks.

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      Firstly I'd look at your owners manual and see what it says on the subject, THEN go to the forums.

      Supposedly the ammo the military uses in it's M9's shoot a pretty hot load, and I know that we consider them to have a "15,000" round life expectancy.

      My advice for any firearm involving "hot loads" is if you carry it, practice with it, and if it's a hot round practice with it seldom, use a same bullet weight target practice load. No point in putting unnecessary wear and tear on your firearm AND your wallet when you are just putting holes on paper.

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      You can shoot +P loads thru your 92a1 w/o any problem or issue.

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      Thanks for the responses I appreciate them.

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      Beretta advises extended use of +p ammo may lead to premature wear. I run a 14-15 pound spring in my twenty year old 92 and have shot plenty of +p and +p+ ammo with no ill effect. The 92a1 has the internal recoil buffer and in my mind is over engineered for the 9mm, so, shooting limited quantities of +p or +p+ ammo should be fine in my opinion, especially in the 92a1.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Gunners_Mate View Post
      Supposedly the ammo the military uses in it's M9's shoot a pretty hot load, and I know that we consider them to have a "15,000" round life expectancy.

      • The average durability of Beretta M9 slides is over 35,000 rounds, the point at which U.S. Army testing ceases.
      • The average durability of M9 frames is over 30,000 rounds. The average durability of M9 locking blocks is 22,000 rounds.

      I believe this is more like it, with the durability of M9's in the military going much further than what is stated.

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