I've been loading for a couple of months
I want to load some hot 9mm for personal defense
This does not sound like a good combination to me.
Do you get in so many gunfights that the price of factory JHP is a problem?
I would buy factory to carry and a similar reload for practice... right out of the book. Power Pistol gives high velocity with a bright flash and loud report to let you know you are shooting Manly Ammunition.