A proven 115 grain projectile in this load, the Hornady XTP, offers a great round for personal defense use. The fast round offers good penetration and the XTP offers significant mushrooming and deformation as well as uniformity and specific performance in the moment of impact. The delivery of energy is high for a 115 grain projectile and this Hornady custom ammunition gives a very good angle for those who prefer the slightly lighter recoil and the high penetration of the 115 grain 9mm load.
The penetration on these rounds exceeds 15 inches in a 10% ballistic gelatin and the 1155 feet per second velocity offers secure deformation and considerable opportunity to hit the strategic range for penetration as set by the FBI penetration protocol standard for personal defense and duty ammunition. The uniform expansion and the high diameter averages as well as the good weight retention that is experienced by the XTP projectile makes this a great round for the lighter 9mm fans. 341 pound feet of energy offers good knock down power out of a 9mm.
This round is suitable for use in all 9mm firearms made in a mainstream production capacity.
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