Hornady XTP 124 GR Reloading Data 9mm

Reloading data for the Hornady XTP 124 GR 9mm Jacketed Hollow Point

Hornady XTP 124 Gr Reload Data


So, I’ve written about reloading the Hornady 147 grain JHP round on a different post and now I want to talk about the 124 grain Hornady XTP JHP. I love loading and shooting both the 124 & 147 grain JHP rounds for target practice and defense ammo. I don’t suggest carrying hand loaded ammunition for personal defense ammo but it’s good to have a nice stock of JHP on hand for SHTF or some other Zombie scenario.

I hope you find the reload information helpful and please feel free to comment with you favorite load for this round.


  • Hornady XTP 9mm .355″ 124 GR XTP JHP Bullet
  • Alliant Powder “Unique”
  • CCI 500 Small Pistol Primer
  • Once fired cleaned and inspected brass
The Load Information
  • 4.5 GR of Unique
  • CCI 500 primer
  • OAL 1.10″  (Overall Length)

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  • Reply Bill March 17, 2013 at 12:30 am

    I just picked up some Horandy 9mm XTP 124 gr JHP bullets and noticed your post on them. Im loading them for several guns but will test them in my S&W 59 first. I noticed that several reloaders are agreeing on 1.10 for OAL Thats what Ill go with and 4.5 sounds like a good place to start with unique powder .Im going to use small pistol CCI mag primers.I recently built a 8ft loading bench in my basement,dug out all my stored reloading stuff from the 80s believe it or not. Keep the beer cold down there. Bill Clv Ohio

    • Reply urbanarmed March 25, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      Hi Bill, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Sounds like you are on your way to some fun times with loading up the Hornady XTP rounds! My only heads up would be to possibly reduce your powder charge down by 8-10% with using Magnum primers. I haven’t shot any loads with magnum primers yet, but will be loading some up soon and someone else told me that. In any case, should be ok either way as you are far from max load. Just thought I’d throw that out there. Good times reloading there and thanks again for the comment!

  • Reply Vinnny Bosco May 26, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Hi Josh. I have been reloading for several years and had a question on loading the Hornady 124 grain XTP/JHP bullets. I have Vihta Vuori N320, 340 and 350 powder and would like to know if I can use any of these powders for this bullet? The Lee loading book does not specifically list these powders for this bullet. But it does say that these powders can be used for 124 grain jacketed Bullets.. Could I use the VV N350 at 4.9 grains safely. I would appreciate your opinion. Thanks, Vinny Bosco

    • Reply urbanarmed August 18, 2015 at 10:20 pm

      Not sure how your comment went to spam, but it did. My apologies. I’m not quite sure either with those specific powders but I will reach out to a couple of reloading veterans and see if they have any information or reloading recipes!

    • Reply marc February 19, 2016 at 11:46 pm

      Yes I use VV 320 for my CZ 75 Shadow with federal or cci or winchester primers. I also use the same rnds in my jr carbine 9mm.
      My load data is:
      1.10 AOL
      3.4 gr VV 320 with 147 gr fmj
      Power factor 126.

      1.10 AOL
      4.4 gr VV 320 with 124 gr jhp
      Power factor about 132.
      Same for primers and I buy once fired police win 9mm or fed 9mm brass.

  • Reply Tsquared November 5, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Howdy from Suwanee. I ran across a couple of boxes of Hornady 124 grain XTP/JHP bullets and I have finally decided to load them up. I have TiteGroup and WS-6 available for powder and I am using CCI500 primers. The only powder data I can find is for powders that haven’t been available here for a while. Have you ever updated your database for either of these powders and the 124 XTP bullet?

    • Reply Joshua January 6, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      I have had great success with Titegroup with 115 Grain FMJs for 9mm. I haven’t loaded any 124 grain but let me take a look and reply back with a load for you.

  • Reply KEITH ROEHR December 2, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    12/2015 now, I just commented on the 147gr XTP Unique load you had posted. Just wondering why you posted this some-what mild load for the 124gr XTP (Hornady 2012 Handbook)? A favorite of mine with some of the ‘last’ production IMR SR-4756 powder, comes from the 1990 IMR Handbook at 6.3 ‘slightly compressed’ grains for a Rem MC bullet – substituting Horn.124gr XTP & C.O.L. @ 1.105″. Works very well in a Ruger SR9c (3.4″ Brl.) & fine in a Beretta 92A1. Caution – start lower & work up the charge, some older 70’s 4756 I had was hotter & I held it at 6.0 grs. I’m hoping newer Hodgdon CFE powder works out as an improvement. Any new thoughts?

  • Reply Frank December 4, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Unique powder is not available around here. I have choices of Universal, Tite Group, Power Pistol and HP-38(Win231). Any input using those powders?

    • Reply Joshua January 6, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      I’ve had great luck with Titegroup as well. I have been using that as it is a lot easier to find and you can use less powder so you get more rounds loaded out of a pound of powder. What weight of projectile are you loading up?

    • Reply Joshua February 21, 2017 at 8:01 am

      I’ve actually had a lot of success with both Titegroup & HP-38. Titegroup runs slightly dirtier in my opinion, but, you use less of it so you get more out of it. Other than that I wouldn’t say there is a whole lot of difference.

  • Reply Silas Longshot June 27, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Good to see complete data on this bullet. The O.A.L. particularly is crucial in all hand-loads, but especially in straight walled pistol cartridges such as the 9mm, .40 and .45 ACP. One must very meticulous in matching the crimp final diameter to the factory spec (.380″ dia for 9mm) on the cartridge neck as this determines where the cartridge stops in the weapon, which if over done can lead to a ‘Glock Blowup’
    I’m also in Georgia, Newnan area.

  • Reply bobbydugger February 12, 2017 at 11:36 am

    I would like to know what the load for 124gr xtp with either titegroup or imr 700x

    • Reply Joshua February 21, 2017 at 8:03 am

      The Lee and Lyman manuals show 3.8 to 4.4 gr of Titegroup for 124/125 gr JHPs for velocities from 962 to 1136 ft/sec. OAL is 1.075-1.09″

  • Reply charles east October 4, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Why does the 147 gr load have more unique than the 124 gr Does not make sense

  • Reply Tim Hofstetter October 4, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    That’s a pretty soft load. Lee recommends 4.7gr to 5.8gr of Unique with a 124gr XTP at 1.120″ OAL. I get best accuracy at 4.7gr. Second best performance is 4.5gr (min 3.9, max 4.5, also Lee) Bullseye at 1.110″ OAL. Distant third is 4.1gr (min 3.9, max 4.4) of 231 at 1.100″ OAL. The most comfortable (to fire) of those three loads is the 231; it’s very polite.

    • Reply Urban Armed November 19, 2019 at 2:47 pm

      Yeah, that’s true, back then I always started soft and worked my way up over time. I don’t like to publish anything that others could take as advice and then get hurt as a result of it.

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