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|Bullet Weight||115 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Caliber||9mm Luger (9x19)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1155|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||341|
We wanted to know exactly what happens to a self-defense handgun bullet on impact, so following FBI protocols, we fired five rounds of Hornady 115 gr XTP Custom from 10 feet, through four layers of cloth (to simulate clothing), into synthetic ballistic gelatin. The photos below show the bullets recovered from the gelatin after being fired from a Smith & Wesson M&P9C pistol. There’s also a high speed video that shows the bullet impacting the gelatin block.
All the data we gathered pertaining to expansion and penetration of this load can be found in the chart below, and the diagrams at the bottom of the page show how it compares to other 9mm Luger (9x19) self-defense loads from our tests.
In addition to the 9mm Luger (9x19) Hornady 115 gr XTP Custom, we tested over 100 other self-defense loads, so check out Lucky Gunner Labs for the full story.
|9mm - 115 gr JHP - XTP - Hornady- 25 Rounds|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||17.1||18.8||19||19.4||20.9|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.44||0.45||0.45||0.46||0.52|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||114.7||114.7||115||115.4||115.4|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||1026||1071||1083||1106||1111|
Not what I expected
Review by Roncodrummer
I fired 2 boxes of Custom 115 XTP through my Glock 19, as well as 2 boxes of Critical Defense FTX 115gr. The XTP fired consistently high and left from point of aim at 15 ft. The FTX fired dead on point of aim. All groupings with BOTH ammo were about 1 &1/2", but the XTP was high and left about 2 inches.
(Posted on 1/17/2016)
1 of 5
Great product, great value, great service from LG!
Review by SilverBear
What's not to love about Hornady ammo, the best self defence ammo?! Coupled with Lucky Gunner's low price and exemplary service!, I'm a customer for life!
(Posted on 2/9/2015)
2 of 5
great for home defense
Review by gjg
Only fired 20 rounds of this ammo due to high cost. Wanted to make sure they performed properly in my Beretta 92fs. Saving the rest for home defense. Usual unbelievably fast service from Lucky Gunner.
(Posted on 11/4/2011)
3 of 5
Great Self Defense Ammo
Review by Cold War Vet
Rated one of the 2nd best self defense ammo made. Reliable and highly recommended.
(Posted on 10/2/2011)
4 of 5
Review by JW
fed great ,over all great performance.no malfunctions,good expansion.
(Posted on 1/16/2011)
5 of 5
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