|Bullet Weight||115 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Caliber||9mm Luger (9x19)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1155|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||341|
|Cost Per Round||80.0¢ per round|
The XTP (eXtreme Terminal Performance) is a jacketed hollow point, although it’s far more heavily engineered than your standard generic JHP. The XTP’s drawn gilding metal jacket leaves no lead exposed at the tip, which makes the bullet hard enough to avoid getting caught on something before it can feed properly. The XTP’s shielded rim also helps the bullet avoid damage that could have caused it to malfunction on impact.
The XTP’s jacket wears multiple symmetrical skives around its rim. These help the bullet to mushroom more reliably, even at lower velocities. The XTP’s jacket also thickens toward its bottom, which serves to promote more uniform terminal expansion than a plated bullet could achieve.
This isn’t match grade ammo, although the XTP’s highly concentric jacket and evenly distributed swaged lead core do give it impressive rotational stability. Many competitive shooters choose to load their own XTP bullets for this among other reasons. But if you’d rather let Hornady load ammo on your behalf, then you’re sure to approve of the Nebraskan manufacturer’s high-quality brass, primers and propellant.