View Full Version : opinions on hornady 115gr 9mm XTP 1155fps?

September 20, 2011, 10:58 PM
Got some for a really good price today... not familiar with that loading, I have a kel tec p-11 that is not known for reliablily with 147gr 9mm and eats 115gr,,,,

what do you think about the 9mm hornady bullet 115gr at 1155fps

September 20, 2011, 11:01 PM
I've shot both 124gr, and 147gr XTP loads in 9mm. Excellent Personal defense round.

September 20, 2011, 11:13 PM
I use it in my G26 on top of the BlackHills 124gr JHPs, one round in each mag.
I've never used Hornady's in a p11, but I don't forsee any issues with it, either. To the OP: are you using the p11 as your only ccw or is it a backup gun?

September 20, 2011, 11:29 PM
I use 115 for practice.

How much did they cost?

Most of the ballistics tests that I've seen on the 115 has them under-penetrating - like in the 10" range.

I don't know how the 115gr XTPs perform, but I'm thinking I would categorize them as just really expensive practice ammo for me.

On the other hand, there are some compacts and sub compact micro-matics that only like a certain recoil impulse. If you have a weapon that likes 115 but not other stuff then the XTP may be your best bet.

September 20, 2011, 11:41 PM
This was my rational... I use the XTP in my 10mm as a woods round.. as a hallow point it is known as a good penitrator. since the p-11's like the 115gr i thought this might get me to 12 inches penitration with moderate expasion.

September 21, 2011, 03:41 AM
The P-11 is my backup to my G29:D

well see how they shoot tommarrow