First Look: Aguila 124-Grain JHP Ammunition

A new defensive round from a well-known ammo manufacturer.

posted on September 21, 2022
124 grain Aguila JHP

Aguila Ammunition has started shipping a new 124-grain 9mm Jacketed Hollow Point (JHP) pistol cartridge for the American market. This new self-defense oriented 9mm cartridge will be available for sale in both the standard count boxes of 50 rounds and also in cases of 500 rounds. The muzzle velocity is listed 1,130 fps and it offers 396 ft.-lbs. of energy at the muzzle. This hollow point bullet is also loaded in a reloadable boxer primed brass casing, which may be of interest to those who like to pick up and save their brass for handloading

The 9mm cartridge has been in production for over a century and has undergone many changes since its inception. It was originally designed by Georg Luger for use in his classic and well known toggle-action Luger pistol. Shortly thereafter the imperial German military adopted it, and it served the Germans through the First and Second world wars. Post-war, it became the official NATO pistol cartridge, which cemented its popularity in all sectors of the shooting industry. Besides the original 9mm Luger pistol, many of the most classic and well-known handguns of the 20th century were also originally chambered in 9mm. The Browning Hi-Power comes to mind, along with the original SIG P220, the original Glock P80, and the Beretta 92. The cartridge has been enjoying a new found resurgence in the early 21st century due to improvements in effective projectile technology and the fact that gunmaker are offering 9mm chambered firearms like never before.  

Aguila Ammuntion, originally from Cuernavaca Mexico is one of North America’s most significant ammunition producers. In the recent past they have been expanding into the United States and have been offering shooters, hunters, competitors, and law enforcement agents a wide selection of quality rimfire, centerfire, and shot shell ammunition. To learn more about Aguila Ammunition and the different products they offer, please visit their website at


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