NEW- Hornady “American Gunner” line of ammunition

Hornady is expanding their ammunition offerings in 2015.  One of the products will be the new “American Gunner” line.  I recently came into a couple of boxes of the stuff from another gun writer who was in one of my classes.  (Thanks Tom!)

The “American Gunner” line is supposed to be a mid priced offering built upon the XTP hollow point bullet.  I got to test the 9mm 124 grain plus P out of a SIG P320 full size.

The round was very controllable in the P320 full size.  I shot the majority of rounds at 25 yards and easily got a couple of inches out of three shot strings. One string produced a 3 shot group at about 1.16 inches center to center.  Plenty good for a defensive ammo.

I had no issues during the limited testing.  At this time, there isn’t a lot of information out there in regards to pricing.  But, Hornady says it will be “mid” priced.

The one complaint I have is that the box doesn’t take a very good picture outside!  So, forgive that, but check out the ammo.



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Jerry Jones has been a Sheriff's Deputy in Kentucky since 1996. Jerry is currently assigned as a patrol deputy, firearms instructor and senior operator/training supervisor with a multi jurisdictional tactical team. Jerry is Kentucky POST certified to teach firearms, SWAT, and sniper operations and deployment at the Academy level. Jerry is also the President/CEO of Operation Specific Training and the Law Enforcement Representative for Apex Tactical Specialties.

3 thoughts on “NEW- Hornady “American Gunner” line of ammunition

  1. In reloading for handguns, the XTP bullets have always surprised me by producing really good accuracy. Even in guns I thought weren’t so hot in precision, groups get tighter with XTPs.
    Gold Dot bullets produce similar results for me, too.
    There is such a thing as “better”.

  2. I’ve always liked the XTP bullets. I like that they publish the specs on where their bullets are designed to expand. The accuracy has always been very good. There isn’t much there not to like. I usually carry XTP bullets in all my defensive firearms.

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