I have a .45 micro compact, and I do not use +p. A friend of mine told me that +P was bad for a micro although I do not know why. I am sure alot of the guys here can answer the question. But I would wait to fire the +p in it until the guys here reply
Thanks....I have plenty of S&B ball ammo to keep it busy in the meantime. I did a search on it and couldn't find where it had been talked about. I have a couple boxes of Cor-bon 115 grn +p that worked very well in my XD that I'd like to try. I also e-mailed Springfield for a response. I'll hold off until I hear from somebody.
I just got back from the range and just finished firing 100 rounds of standard pressure ball and 50 rounds of +P hollowpoints through my .45 ACP Ultra-Compact.
Springfield's owners literature warns against using +P ammo but I can't see why. I may be somewhat more considerate if the gun had an aluminum frame but I can't see what's going to hurt anything in a steel-framed gun, as long as the recoil spring is up to snuff.
I've run lots of +P ammo in Sigs (aluminum frames), Para's (steel) and I'm doing the same with my Springfield. I don't consider it an issue.
Had about 15 minutes so I got to run out back before dark and put a couple mags through the UC......WOW is this thing accurate. Only shooting from about 8 yards, but I actually punched the center out of my little magic marker target. Can't wait for the full blown session tomorrow. I did put 2 +p Cor-Bons through it, made her bark a little. :>)
Took the little UC 9mm for a 200 round stroll this morning and the result was good. The only problem I encountered was 4 Fail to Fire rounds. All recock and fired with one try. I was using S&B 115 grain ball ammo. I am wondering if the primers are a little on the hard side or if it is a firing pin issue. I'll have to get a variety of ammo to run through it and see if it happens again.
Very accurate, easy to control and a ton of fun to shoot. Love the thin grips. Trigger was a little squishy and will need a little cleaning up. Will probably send it off to the Custom Shop for night sights, checkering on the front strap, and possibly a Black-T finish so I can pretend it is a little Pro. :>)