This makes SO much more sense than "don't use them." There's a time and a place for most everything. I MAY never, ever use +P, but I'm darn CERTAIN I will never buy a gun that can't handle them, thus cutting off my options. If I planned on using +P regularly I'd almost certainly buy a gun capable of handling magnums. Options!NativeTexan said:+1 on +Ps in 9 and 38. I don't use 'em in .45, either, though I loaded up some 200 grain +P SWC to carry on hog hunts at night with dogs.