Having tested many brands of 9mm ammo I ended up with the amateur realization that factory made ammo are extremely inconsistent. It gotten to the point where I bench rest my P30 with a 6x sight, and I was still getting no more than 2.5″ groups. To imagine getting similar results free hand I need to start reloading.
I got myself the Lee Classic Turret press kit, along with other typical reloading supplies online, then I made a trip to the local gun store, only to be told that no stores in the area have had powder in stock for months because of a huge nation wide gun powder shortage. Welcome to the world of reloading!
After waiting around for 2 weeks, I bought the first thing I found available – Hodgdon Longshot powder. It’s not the best choice for it’s rather slow burning, and it doesn’t meter well with the Lee auto disk powder measure. Though I couldn’t imagine myself waiting another month with the hopes that I might get lucky in buying a power I want.
So here it is – results of various loads
Seems like my P30 like 5.4grains and 5.7grains, on the next trip I’ll have a lot more of both loads to test with.