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Is the Hornady XTP 9MM 124 gr ammo good to use with the G19 Gen 4

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by AR15moose, Mar 22, 2013.

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  1. AR15moose

    AR15moose

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    Hello,

    I am new to "Glock Talk", I have recently purchased a Glock G19 Gen 4. I found some ammo, Hornady XTP 9MM 124gr, #35571. Would this round be a decent round to use with our G19? We have about 500 rounds. I have a lot to learn, and have been reading a lot on this site. I appreciate your input and help. Would "Walmart" be a good place to try and buy more rounds? What would be your best opinion on a good round of ammo for shooting at our range, and the best for home protection. Thank you for your help!
     
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    The Hornady XTP is a fine load. It should be long on penetration however. When I carried a 9mm I liked the 124 grain Speer Gold Dot +P. 9mm is hard to find right now. When it hits the shelves again just about any name brand ball ammo works good for practice. I liked to run the 124 grain Speer Lawman.
     
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  3. AR15moose

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    Thank you Ak.Hiker! what would be a reasonable price to pay for the Speer Gold Dot +P 9mm? Wait, or buy now-seeing costs of $1.00 a round, seems high to me. Sure appreciate your help.
     
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    A dollar a round is ridiculous!!!:shocked::shocked:
     
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    I know it does seem high to me, no one seems to have any 9mm in stock, at least near where I am. I did find some Speer Gold Dot 9mm,luger +P 124 gr, GDHP, #23617, even the bulk seems high 250 rd to a box-.60C/ea in a box. I'm sorry if I'm asking a bad question here in the forum, please tell me if I am, is there a place that you buy ammo that is cheaper, on-line, or do you have some already, being a new owner, this is not something I have, but need too. I appreciate your input.
     
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    robhic WOLVERINE!!!! Platinum Member

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    The Hornady XTP rounds are, indeed, a good one for SD. Gold Dots are about the best as are Ranger T in HP. I also use the Remington Golden Saber 124gr JHP +P and could get them for about $25 for 50 :)wow:) before ammo got to the point of the Woolly Mammoths!!!
     
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    Moose, don't use expensive hollow points for range use. Buy the cheapest brass-cased FMJ ammo you can find. Buying expensive, defensive hollow points in the hundreds to waste at the range (other than testing function) is foolish.
     
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    As someone already mentioned, save your JHP rounds until after you find some FMJ range ammo to break in your new G-19. After that, shoot a couple hundred rounds of your XTPs to guarantee reliability and function.

    The XTP round is somewhat underpowered compared to other premium self-defense ammos but since the XTP is also reputed to penetrate very well it seems to be a trade-off. The XTP bullet is also known as a very accurate bullet and in the total scheme of things accuracy is extremely important.
     
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    Moose, you should look for Win or Fed 9mm 115gr JHP +p+ loads. I get over 1400 FPS out of my G17.