9 MM Pistol Powder Comparison Tests
You want to know about 9 MM Major? Minor? You want to know what a good "fast powder" is? You want to know about slower powders? How does X powder stack up against X powder? This section shows you A LOT of information about 9 MM powders and how they compete against each other using the same brass, same bullet, same OAL, same primer, same gun, same day, same conditions..the only thing that is different is the powder. When we say same bullet, same case, same primer, what we mean is each case/bullet/primer is weighed to be within generally ~.04 grains and only those are used. This is our control, to maximize uniformity.
All Powders compared, general summary comparison
Defense type loads
Lets take a look at some popular powders in a defense load...
9 MM Major (Open Class)
Here is a whole bunch of "slower burning" powders loaded to 165+ Power Factor using 124 Grain Bullets
Which powder doesn't have a lot of powder blowback and burns more fully so you don't get soot or residue all over red dot or your face?
9 MM Minor (Fast Powders)
How do all these compare at ~130 Power Factor using 124 and 147 grain bullets?
The "BEST" 9MM All around powder is?