Hornady XTP 147 GR Reloading Data 9mm

Reloading recipe for the Hornady XTP 147 GR 9mm Jacketed Hollow Point

9mm Hornady XTP 147 GR Reloading data


So in the last year I have been loading up a good bit of defensive ammunition for my 9mm pistols. This has pretty much been my favorite round so far which is the Hornady XTP 147 GR Jacketed Hollow Point (JHP) with CCI 500 small pistol primers and the Alliant Unique smokeless powder. So far I haven’t had a single feeding, firing or ejection issue with these rounds. I have shot these rounds through 2 different Glock 19s, a Glock 17, Ruger LC9 and my Springfield XDm.

If you are just starting out with reloading I recommend always using a smaller charge and working your way up. This recipe is just what has been working for me but by no means is is the industry standard and you should always do some research by the manufacturer before loading up. So here is what I have been using:

  • Hornady XTP 9mm .355″ 147 GR XTP JHP Bullet
  • Alliant Powder “Unique”
  • CCI 500 Small Pistol Primer
  • Once fired cleaned and inspected brass
The Load Information
  • 4.7 GR of Unique
  • CCI 500 primer
  • OAL 1.10″  (Overall Length)
I hope this information is useful to some reloaders out there, I will continue to post all my recipe loads for the different caliber and grain weight bullets.

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  • Reply zarre March 9, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    This is a good load ,i use the same charge pushing a 140 grain xtp from a 38/357 resized to .355 runs good in my star 30 mi 9mm

    • Reply Joshua January 6, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      Good to know because I will be loading up some 38/357 this summer as I finally got a conversion kit for the Dillon 550. Thanks for that info! Much appreciated.

  • Reply KEITH ROEHR December 2, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    12/2015 now, I’ve read this post several times, my thumbs up! That load is a bit old-school, but fine in strong firearms such as you listed, bordering on +P as Unique is on the fast side for high-end 147 loads. Unigue has been quite scarce this last couple years, wondering if you’ve worked much with newer powders recently. Hodgdon CFE Pistol powder for instance. Started working this powder for Beretta 92A1, fine but speeds r’a bit low & fired cases r’a bit dirty at Hodgdon load specs. (no excessive press. signs). Any new thoughts?

  • Reply Mark December 21, 2015 at 11:36 am

    I recently loaded about 100 of the Hornady 147 grain XTP JHP and have had terrible feeding issues. I am using your same recipe for the most part, 4.3gr of Unique. It appears that most of them, when the bullet was seated, caused the case to flare or bulge a bit. This in turn, does not allow the bullet to chamber completely, the slide will not run fully into battery and I have a jam. I cannot figure out what I am doing wrong. I have loaded plenty of RN bullets with no feeding or ejection issues. Thoughts?

    • Reply Joshua January 6, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      Hi Mark, sounds like an issues for sure. What gun / barrel are you using? I’ve run several hundred rounds through a stock Glock 19 without issues as well as my XDm and M&Ps. I have noticed though that I have had some issues with my Glock 19 with my Lone Wolf barrel and I’m working through that.

    • Reply Guy February 4, 2016 at 8:45 am

      Your charge could be to light I used 4.7 of unique. Do you have a case neck crimping die, I use a non carbide sizeing die as a last step in the press. This causes the round build pressure, and increase the impulse. Only other thing could be the overall length of the round I’ve had that problem had to adjust 20 rounds to different lengths in increment of, .02″ to get the right length.

    • Reply Manny April 4, 2016 at 4:46 pm

      Are you putting a taper crimp when you are seating the bullet? Sounds like you could add just a bit more. It’s a good idea to check your finished cartridges in a case gauge make to sure they are within SAAMI spec.

  • Reply Manny February 20, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    What kind of velocity are you getting out of this load? And also your 124gr load if you have it.

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