Colt 1911 .38 super automatic
I inherited a Colt 1911 .38 super automatic from my dad. According to Colt the gun was manufactured in 1930. I'm having difficulty locating ammo for the gun and am confused about the +P designation on .38 super automatic ammo. Some gun shops tell me the +P is a hotter load than regular .38 super auto ammo but some of the articles I read on line lead me to believe that the +P is simply a designation to distinguish the .38 super auto from other .38 caliber automatic loads such as the .38 ACP or .380 auto. What is the truth? Can I shoot .38 super automatic +P thru this gun? Also, this is apparently a very valuable gun. Should I be shooting it?