John Vlieger Reviews Hornady HAP 9mm

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By John Vlieger:

The HAP (Hornady Action Pistol) bullet is the renowned XTP jacketed hollow point without the grooves cut into the jacket, simplifying the manufacturing process. What you end up with is an accurate,  consistent, and economically priced jacketed bullet. Reloading data is available for this bullet from multiple manufacturers, there’s no coating to shave off or exposed lead to worry about, and it doesn’t break the bank when you want to buy in bulk. In the video below I put the HAP 9mm bullets up against a few steel targets, and give you some more info. The sound on the video is a little muffled, due to a windy day at the range.

I load and shoot over 20,000 rounds of ammunition a year, so when I’m shopping for loading components, the main things I look for are economy, ease of use, and consistency. The Hornady 115 grain HAP bullet meets all of those requirements and more for competition and target shooting. 115 grain bullets are an industry standard for 9mm and most guns should be able to run them right out of the box, so using it as a go to bullet weight makes a lot of sense.

Midsouth now exclusively has the Hornady 9mm HAP bullets at plated bullet prices. Click Here to head over, load your own, and put them to the test!

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2 thoughts on “John Vlieger Reviews Hornady HAP 9mm”

  1. May I recommend full ball jacket with out the un needed hollow point. This aids in smooth transport into the barrel from the mag. And there is no use for a hollow point in target shooting

  2. 115 are the industry standard for competition. That is NOT a factual statement. The 124 gain is the industry standard. I say this because many more competitive shooter shoot the 124 grain in Open division with the 9mm and .38 super and supercomp at the Natuonals over the years. I dont know of another measurement used for bullet weight with competitive shooting. If we are talking about shooting in production division, then the 147 grain or even again the 124 grain is preferred far more than the 115 grain per the National championship server taken each year before each national championship match.

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