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Posted: 9/18/2009 11:58:41 PM EST

Thanks all.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 3:34:14 AM EST
Accurate, don't expand very much, lots of penetration.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 4:23:23 AM EST
I've found them to be very accurate and reliable, but from what I've read they are best reserved for hunting 4 legged critters rather than self defense because of excessive penetration and inferior expansion.

I know for a fact that they will kill pigs dead though.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 6:40:45 AM EST
The 124gr .357 Sig XTP bullet violently expands and throws fragments ["frag-nasty"] in a radial 4-5" cone-shaped pattern just like the ol' 125gr SJHP .357 Magnum loads from Federal, R-P and W-W.
According to calibrated ballistics gel, it penetrates approximately 14"~14-1/2"

Overall the XTP is still a viable choice, but better choices are available..



Link Posted: 9/19/2009 7:55:26 AM EST
Good ammo and very accurate.

Here's some gelatin test:
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Link Posted: 9/19/2009 9:53:36 AM EST
As loaded in the 230gr. +P TAP version they have been very accurate out of my FNP-45.

If you have read the self defense ammo section in the sticky here it would appear that the .44 Mag loading of this bullet may be the best self defense round in that caliber.

Another plus of this bullet is that they are generally very function friendly in autoloaders.

Now the Gold Dot lovers will be here soon to say that the Gold Dot is better for self defense. But IMHO that is like saying that a 150mm howitzer is better for blowing up cars than a 105, when both will do the job. I have seen this behavior before in the world of high end audio. The newer component, in some people's eyes, automatically makes the old one totally unacceptable. Which is rubbish of course, as the older ones capabilities have not changed in the least.

Ah, I think I hear them coming now...
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 12:07:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 12:08:56 PM EST by KCabbage]
I totally agree with Blitz. And as the gelatin test demonstrate, it doesn't penetrate as much as some will lead you to beleive.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 3:16:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By BlitzPig:
As loaded in the 230gr. +P TAP version they have been very accurate out of my FNP-45.

If you have read the self defense ammo section in the sticky here it would appear that the .44 Mag loading of this bullet may be the best self defense round in that caliber.

Another plus of this bullet is that they are generally very function friendly in autoloaders.

Now the Gold Dot lovers will be here soon to say that the Gold Dot is better for self defense. But IMHO that is like saying that a 150mm howitzer is better for blowing up cars than a 105, when both will do the job. I have seen this behavior before in the world of high end audio. The newer component, in some people's eyes, automatically makes the old one totally unacceptable. Which is rubbish of course, as the older ones capabilities have not changed in the least.

Ah, I think I hear them coming now...



I think the main gripe I have about the XTP is when heavy clothing gets in the mix.
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