I am probably late to the party on this but I just shot my first box of 9mm 147gr jhp. Wow. I like it a lot. Bought a trial box from Freedom Munitions and I will be buying more. I am shooting it through a CZ75b for strictly defensive use. Very surprised at how soft a round it was to shoot. Not nearly as snappy feeling as the 124gr ammo to my hands. Accurate too out to 25 yards which is the length of my range. Compared it with a box of American Eagle 124gr which I normally use for range work. Same grip and stance the AE ammo typically looks like a shotgun pattern on paper down range. [waiting for the good natured jokes about my pistol prowess to subside ] Again, same grip and stance produced very respectable results down range. Much better than with 124gr. Reproduced these results mag after mag. Gotta be the ammo, right? :-o I will keep looking into this. With the ballistics/penetration studies the 147gr compares very favorably with my beloved 230gr 45 acp. The CZ is somewhat easier to CC and with the 147gr rounds I would [probably] interchange it with the 45 without feeling like I am giving up a ballistic edge. Fun stuff.