It's original intent was to attempt to duplicate the .357 Magnum 125 gr JHP load that had an extremely good reputation for stopping power. For the most part, it succeeds (1450 FPS vs. 1600 fps.) It falls a wee bit short, but what's 150 fps among friends.
For a duty cartridge for LE use, it's not a bad idea. IMHO, for the rest of us who buy our own ammo, it's a bit less appealing. Especially when you consider that hot-rod 9 mm +P+ ammo is only a whisker less potent. Hell, I reload and I don't really find it that appealing.
If I were to desire an expensive, hard to find semi auto cartridge, I think 10 mm would be a heck of a lot more entertaining.
MSgt, USAF, Retired
NRA Life Member
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