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it's a pre-oder thing. pay foe and order now, ships later on. May buy couple more.
 

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Cool looking ammo. Kinda expensive tho, right?
 

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Cool looking ammo. Kinda expensive tho, right?
Depends... Compared to some Weatherby ammo, it's a bargain. Compared to the WBR "birthday" ammo, it's still a deal. Sometimes it's not about $ but just the satisfaction of filling a void in the collection. Can't always think with the wallet.
 

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I bought some 9mm ammo yesterday for my new SR1911 9mm for self defense and it was Hornady XTP. They had some of this ammo at Sportsman's and I opened a box and took a look at them. From what I have seen, they are a lot like the Underwood round and do basically the same thing. They don't frag like a hollow point and seem to hold their shape even after a gelatin test or where some one killed a deer. They leave a nasty hole and have a funny spin inside of the deer that was shot. My only concern is will they exit the target and how big will the wound be? Don't ask me how much they were a box cuz I have a hard time chewing gum and walking at the same time BUT it seems to me that they were about $26.00 for a box of 20. My Hornady's cost $18.99. Personally, and MHO is that for self defense I will use the Hornady's.

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P.S. - I lied! After re-inspection of your round, the ones I looked at are the ARX or something like that. It does NOT have a hollow point. It is a round nose with fluted ends.
 

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Which weight bullet did you go with Tommy? I use the Hornady 124 grain XTP.:)
 

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Handy,

I did the same thing. I went with the 124grn. I did some reading on the XTP and although not really great on expansion, the article said it was great for accuracy. The article I read showed where they shot a deer and a javalina and the wound channel was extensive. They extracted the bullet and it was mushroomed although not quite as much as some of the other rounds but it looked like it was about 75% of what was left. I was looking for 9mm Hornady Critical Defense but they had none in stock.

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P.S. - I lied! After re-inspection of your round, the ones I looked at are the ARX or something like that. It does NOT have a hollow point. It is a round nose with fluted ends.
Speaking about the ARX...

The .45 Auto (ACP) ARX loads come 20 rounds to a box, has a brass case and a FRANGIBLE bullet weighing 118 grains with a muzzle velocity of 1307 fps producing 448 foot pounds of energy. My friends chronograph has the .45 load in my Colt Gold Cup National Match 1911a1 and a Glock30SF traveling with an average velocity of close to 1300 fps in both guns.

I also compared the ARX load to Cor Bon DPX 185 grain +P jacketed hollow points and Hornady Critical Defense ammo with a 185 grain FTX bullet.

The medium was an old car door. All three punched right through double layers of sheet metal, making big holes, and continued into the backstop.

It takes more than heavy sheet metal to stop these bullets, including the frangible ARX. As far as recoil and subjective feel was concerned... all three feel about the same in full size pistols... with the ARX felt recoil slightly milder due to projectile weight.

http://www.ruger.com/micros/ammo/index.html?r=y

http://www.polycaseammo.com/
 

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Have at least one box each of the Ruger bonded ARX ammo shelved as well.

As for this turn to defensive choices... I'd liked the Hornandy XTP and Remington Golden Saber for quite while but also the Federal Hyroshok which my P7M8 liked. Lately though I took liking to the Sig V-Crown and especially the Federal HST. All I've read and seen on this looks very good. Have gotten a bunch to see and could very likely be the load for the P2000sk hiking next yr.
 

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I have a few comments to make on this subject, but they should be withheld until the new year. Their full import may be digestively unsettling. Someone remind me?
 
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