9mm 150 Gr. SWC - Sized to .356 (Typical) Other sizes available upon request call or email for options.
Originally designed for the .38 Super, this bullet is popular among shooters looking for a heavy SWC in 9mm.
I use these to barely meet minor power factor for USPSA. These on top of 3.2 grains of vihtavouri N340 give me a pf of 127.5 out of a Glock 17 barrel.
At that speed, they also tear large holes in hanging paper targets; not what you would expect with a SWC.
Be sure to chamber check your rounds. I'm loading on a Dillon 650 and have since replaced the resizer to a small base die. I still find that these bullets may not mix well with certain brass. Federal, Speer, Blazer, and most Winchester are perfectly fine. Unknown on 15th Aug 2017
I shoot a lot of these in CZ Scorpion carbine...they are hole cutters...no hang ups...no jams...are always dimensionally good.....no barrel fouling....great bullet Mark Donnell on 24th Jul 2017
Have recently started shooting 150 gr SWC IN 9MM, have shot several hundred no function issues, and some groups that are just clusters @ 50 yd's, I shoot these thru a CZ Evo 31 Scorpion carbine...cut nice holes....very accurate and reliable...and clean...no smoke Mark Donnell on 22nd Feb 2017
Flies true and cuts clean holes in target. OAL of 1.150 seems to feed without issue in my GLOCK 17. I had to get a seater die with a flat nose plug though. The Lee seater for RN WILL NOT work. Rounds some of the noses and depth is non-consistent. Just be aware of this. Again, great bullet and exceptional service! Unknown on 24th Dec 2016
As usual, Bayou had the order at my door in a very reasonable time. Coating seemed to be very uniform. Bullet sizing was very consistent and weight was close enough.
There's not a lot of official load data out there, so workup loads are very much at your own risk. I think just about every experienced reloader understands that. That being said, I based my starting OAL on (a) what passed the plunk test in my most finicky barrel [Walther PPQ M.2 5"] and (b) what would fit in the magazine. The Walther barrel is so finicky that meeting its dimensions for a passed plunk test also ensured it would fit a magazine.
As expected, I could load the bullets a little longer for all the other 9mms in the collection. Ranging from; Beretta, CZ, Glock and Sig. Some guns shot the experimental bullets just fine; 3" at 25yards on the initial loads. Some guns threw more of a pattern than a group - nothing new - not all guns like every bullet/powder combination.
The first round of bullets was loaded with Titegroup in charges ranging from 2.5 to 3.0 grains. 5" barrels easily achieved minor power factor with 2.5 grains. 4.5" barrel needed 2.7grains and a 3.75" barrel hit minor power factor at 2.9 grains.
Michael R. on 27th Oct 2016
It is all I load now in 9mm firstname.lastname@example.org on 20th Sep 2016
I use 147 lead data for loading - These run great - Very accurate - Love em' Paul Grandbois on 12th May 2016
I am shooting these in an S&W M&P. the gun has an Apex DC kit and at 1.160 Col.
This combo will shoot a ragged hole at 12 yards from one 10 shot clip. This is my third batch and
if there is a better, less expensive and cleaner bullet to shoot I have not found it yet.
I do have a reduced recoil spring and because I don't compete just shoot 3 gr. of
either bulls eye or tight group. I am sure a better shot could do better at a longer distance. Pat F on 5th May 2016
These bullets when loaded long and using a modified load data from Vihtavouri using 3n38 make and amazingly accurate load. Works spectacularly well at 25 yards in a Sig 226 and function just fine in an old Lugar that is very finicky.
My recommendation is if you are an experienced reloader and understand internal ballistics you can create an accurate "major" load with some work on a load that is safe. These bullets extend very far into the case so powder compression is one of the issues you have to figure out. Pressures will be higher that your printed load data for even 147's as the point of the SWC puts a lot of bullet in the case. And some cases just don't have the sidewall dimensions to allow seating of these. With all that said, very accurate and a great price without having to handle lead directly. Unknown on 25th Nov 2015
Tested in two OALs, four brands of magazine, two guns. Feeding is 100% so far, and smoother than the more common 147 gr flat point. Accuracy is better, too.
The only thing that kept it from a 5 star rating was the deep base band that bulges the thicker cases in my mixed brass. That shows up in the gauge and requires a trip through the Carbide Factory Crimp Die, about 10% of the rounds loaded. Jim on 12th Aug 2015