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What is the general consensus on limited use for this model? I know that 3rd generation was the only one by Colt santioned for + P. I want to use 158 grain +P LHP for carry? Will it hurt?
 

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I'm not sure of the number (someone will probably correct it), but I think Colt used to advise that the revolver be sent back to the factory for frame inspection after 1500 rounds of +P ammo.
 

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The late (post-1972 shrouded guns) were rated for up to 3000 rounds.

The older, non-shrouded guns were NOT factory authorized for ANY +P ammo.

In truth, many shooter's did fire limited amounts of +P, but the smart ones did that ONLY in the post-war, improved heat treated guns.

Many shooter's practiced with standard .38 Special, and loaded with +P for "business", figuring that any accelerated wear would be the least of their problems, if they had to fire it.

Best advice: Do the same, or better still, stick with standard ammo.
 
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