After having attempted to load up a viable self defense load for a 2" .38 Special, I have to say I'm pretty impressed with that 158 XTP, finding ANY bullet that will expand at 2" .38 Special velocity is a challenge.
The 147 grain XTP for the .357 Sig is also impressive, I wonder if it's the exact same bullet available for the 9mm, I'll have to check into that some more, looking at the Hornady website I'd have to guess it is in fact the exact same bullet. At short barreled 9mm velocity it may not do as well.
I can't recall the 155 grain 10mm XTP results that have been obtained in some of the backyard testing done in this forum, but it may well be worth looking into as an "available" 10mm bullet for a self defense load on the streets.
One of the most impressive attributes of the Hornady XTP line is it's availability and price point.
Good luck on finding your Gold dots.
To the OP I'd feel pretty good about either the factory Winchester 175 grain Silver Tip or the Underwood 180 grain Gold Dot for your needs. The factory Hornady loads are no doubt good loads but we know they run a bit on the slow side for 10mm.
Last edited by Jitterbug; 05-02-2012 at 07:10..