Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    RogerThat's Avatar
    RogerThat is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    63

    Sig sauer and law enforcement duty gold dots

    I just bought some defense ammo... 9mm luger +p+ gold dots hollow point for my two tone sig sauer p229
    I was just wondering if there is a problem with shooting +p+ out of a sig sauer or even shooting gold dots out of it as well... (FYI they are law enforcement gold dot duty ammunition
    I haven't shot any yet, but I don't really want to waste any either.. I'll probably end up shooting a clip or two out of it just to be certain it will feed and function properly. I pulled the slide and they chamber easily, and I've pulled the slide over and over to see if they would feed as well, and they did perfectly fine
    So my main question I guess would be is +p+ good or bad or okay for sig sauers and or the p229

  2. #2
    TOF's Avatar
    TOF
    TOF is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Northern Arizona
    Posts
    3,015
    Quote Originally Posted by RogerThat View Post
    I just bought some defense ammo... 9mm luger +p+ gold dots hollow point for my two tone sig sauer p229
    I was just wondering if there is a problem with shooting +p+ out of a sig sauer or even shooting gold dots out of it as well... (FYI they are law enforcement gold dot duty ammunition
    I haven't shot any yet, but I don't really want to waste any either.. I'll probably end up shooting a clip or two out of it just to be certain it will feed and function properly. I pulled the slide and they chamber easily, and I've pulled the slide over and over to see if they would feed as well, and they did perfectly fine
    So my main question I guess would be is +p+ good or bad or okay for sig sauers and or the p229
    Have you checked your manual or the Sig Home Page? You might find a true answer there.

  3. #3
    Todd is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    0
    My P229 handles "regular" gold dots just fine. I refuse to abuse my gun by putting +P or +P+ rounds through it, whether or not it's rated for it. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

  4. #4
    unpecador's Avatar
    unpecador is offline Senior Member HGF Gold Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,862
    Just in case you missed it on the Sig site, here is what it says in the FAQ's section.

    Can I use +P or +P+?

    +P Ammo manufactured to SAAMI/CIP/NATO specs is fine to use as a defensive round or for occasional range use. Continual use of this round will make it necessary for more frequent service on the pistol. We do NOT recommend the use of any +P+ round. This may void your warranty.

  5. #5
    Growler67's Avatar
    Growler67 is offline Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    S. Puget Sound, WA
    Posts
    715
    I've had my P226 since it was NIB in 1991. I've never shot any + rounds of any kind and it's been 100% flawless in over 25K rounds. I've not ever understood the fascination with + rounds, really. If you can place your shots and do so with regular off the shelf SD/HD ammo, what are you REALLY worried about enough to HAVE to use +P+ for?

  6. #6
    TOF's Avatar
    TOF
    TOF is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Northern Arizona
    Posts
    3,015
    It seems to me that most questions of this type come after the deed is done. Is there something wrong with determining what ammo your gun is built for before buying ammo.


  7. #7
    RogerThat's Avatar
    RogerThat is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    63
    Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
    It seems to me that most questions of this type come after the deed is done. Is there something wrong with determining what ammo your gun is built for before buying ammo.

    hey guy, I'm newer at this.. I'm still learning the can and cannots... most mistakes aren't known until after their made.. jeesh what are you clint eastwood in gran torino? I took the ammo back and I got some remingtons 9mm luger regular ol' p.. which I know will shoot fine in my p229 because I've shot 200 rounds so far out of it without even a jam or what not... I'm just looking for some defensive hollow tip rounds..

  8. #8
    RogerThat's Avatar
    RogerThat is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    63
    Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
    Have you checked your manual or the Sig Home Page? You might find a true answer there.
    I have... the manual is pretty vague, it doesn't say anything to what I've read about +p or +p+
    but I did see at the sigsauer website faqs that it would void my warrantee if I used +p+ but +p is fine for occasional range shooting or defense...
    I took back the golt dots, which I was kind of disapointed because I'm still on the look out for hollow points.. ammo is really hard to find around here for a good price
    the range I shoot at usually only wants to sell stuff to you if your going to shoot at the range.. and even than they give you grief.. they basically just want to sell guns which is pretty understandable

    I guess I'm stuck using regular ammo for defense for now till I find some good stuff

  9. #9
    Todd is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by RogerThat View Post
    ammo is really hard to find around here for a good price
    Premium SD HP ammo is not going to be cheap. That's why you don't use it for everyday range use. No matter what brand you go with, expect to pay high teens to low twenties per box of twenty five rounds.

    Any of the major brands are going to get the job done. Don't get too hung up on the brand on the box. Just remember to buy a couple extra boxes to run through your gun to make sure your gun will eat it (even though it's a Sig an will, better to be safe).

  10. #10
    unpecador's Avatar
    unpecador is offline Senior Member HGF Gold Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,862
    If you don't mind shopping online, this site appears to have standard HP ammo available.

    http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/catalo...low-point-ammo

  11. #11
    oldphart's Avatar
    oldphart is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    hartford
    Posts
    52
    Quote Originally Posted by RogerThat View Post
    I just bought some defense ammo... 9mm luger +p+ gold dots hollow point for my two tone sig sauer p229
    I was just wondering if there is a problem with shooting +p+ out of a sig sauer or even shooting gold dots out of it as well... (FYI they are law enforcement gold dot duty ammunition
    I haven't shot any yet, but I don't really want to waste any either.. I'll probably end up shooting a clip or two out of it just to be certain it will feed and function properly. I pulled the slide and they chamber easily, and I've pulled the slide over and over to see if they would feed as well, and they did perfectly fine
    So my main question I guess would be is +p+ good or bad or okay for sig sauers and or the p229
    +p+ is not recommended for Sigs. Plain old Gold Dot +P is just fine.

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

9mm luger nato sig p229

,

best 9mm ammo for sig p229

,
best 9mm hollow point for sig p229
,
is it ok to shoot p ammo si saur 229 9mm
,

p229 p

,

sig 229 p

,

sig p226 9mm p

,

sig p229 9mm p

,

sig p229 9mm p ammo

,

sig p229 p 9mm

,
sig p229 p safe
,
sig sauer p229 is it p ok
Click on a term to search for related topics.