Being as decent 9mm ammo is getting hard to find again, and my stock of 9BPLE is dwindling, as well as SWMBO not liking the +P+ or +P stuff I'm considering Fiocchi 124 Grain JHP's for defensive use.
The reason I'm considering it is, it's in stock and I can get some. I'm concerned about it being too over-penetrative given that it's the Hornaday XTP Bullet, which stands for Extra Penetrating IIRC. Also, I can get it in 50 round boxes at a price I can afford.
From my searching the web it seems this is a good consistant ammo and it tends to run a little "hotter" than other standard pressure loads. Am I wrong in my thinking, and would I be better served by using another round due to it being too over-penetrative in bipedal aggressors?
I've always preferred the +P+ stuff in my 9mm, but a friend is talking me out of that and into the 124 Grain bullet, since it would serve SWMBO well. If it runs as "hot" as NATO ammo we are both OK with that.
I called an ammo supplier and he wanted $30/50 for the 9BPLE, which I considered Highway Robbery. I'd pay $20/50 for it, and have the remainder of my stash that I bought at $17/50. I don't mind somebody making a profit, but I have a hard time believing the price of ammunition has gone up that much in two years.
Thank you for your help in this matter and I eagerly await your replies. I have to hurry though, as I don't know how long this ammo will be available. I'd love to load DPX in my guns, but it's too exspensive to shoot, and I train with what I carry. Also, I prefer 50 round boxes. There is something sacreligious to me about 20 round boxes.