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Old 01-31-2013, 15:59   #11
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Originally Posted by fastbolt View Post
Generic old-style JHP they've made for many years.

I'd not be surprised to find that it might produce velocities toward the lower end of the typical velocity range for a standard pressure 115gr load (being their bargain priced load).

Think of it, if you will, as "Retro-Style" 9mm defensive ammo.

I think I still have some left over from training/practice from previous years, as well as some of the 147gr JHP from their Duty/USA line, both of which I keep set aside for range ammo (when the +P range ammo runs low, or I don't want to run a lot of +P or +P+ loads through a particular gun).

I'd rather use it than FMJ.

However, I'd also rather use any of the more modern hollowpoint loads, made by any of the major American ammo makers, given a choice.
Regarding old style - there's nothing wrong with old styles if they work. The 230gr FMJRN .45 ACP is over a hundred years old and it works just fine today. So I can rely on a 30-year-old bullet design for 9mm.
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