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Power Pistol loads for 9mm

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by chineseboxer, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. chineseboxer


    Jan 30, 2009
    New England
    Hello All,

    I am thinking about giving Power Pistol powder a try in 9mm. I shoot 124 gr Montana Gold JHP. I am looking to try starting load of 5.6gr with an OAL of 1.120". I have 2 manuals, but my Lee manual doesn't have load data for 124gr with this powder. I have been using Win 231, but it has been hard to find.

    Would like your thoughts and opinions on a good functioning load out of a G19.
  2. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

    Mar 6, 2003
    Lynnwood, WA
    I use PP for my simulated SD rounds for 9mm, MG 124 JHP with 6.5g (over max per Alliant, not by some others) at 1.120 OAL. No pressure signs and make 1200 FPS average out of my G19.

    Oh, bring the sunglasses for the muzzle flash... I'm actually gonna load some up later this week for a low light IDPA match on Saturday night using my EMP9. :cool:

    Last edited: Nov 10, 2010

  3. chineseboxer


    Jan 30, 2009
    New England
    Thanks Boxer!!! I heard about the flash, but most all my shooting is outdoors!
  4. Hydraulicman


    May 21, 2007
    Power pistol is my go to 9mm powder.

    It meters well and gives good velocity . I'm sold
  5. Kwesi


    Sep 23, 2006
    PP for 9 & 10mm +.45acp. Only have chron'd 115gr FMJ. Like Boxer I'm using in my SD. With 6.3gr in the G17 = 1234 & 1031 in the SD.
  6. grenadier


    May 4, 2000
    My favorite 9 mm load:

    124 grain FMJ round nosed bullet (any)
    6.3 grains Alliant Power Pistol (6.6 grains max)
    Winchester standard small pistol primer
    COAL = 1.150"

    If you're using a 124 grain hard jacketed JHP, then measure the difference in bullet length, and subtract from the 1.150" COAL.

    This is a very accurate load, and still has a good punch to it, without getting close to the SAAMI max.
  7. dudel


    Dec 10, 2008
    Texas Hill Country
    Power Pistol is known to commercial loaders as Bullseye 84. More 9mm commercial rounds have been loaded with this powder than any other. It's intended for small volume cases that run in the 18k-30k pressure range.

    You should have no problem with 9mm is you follow the load guides.