Which LGS? May want to stop in next time I'm up that way.I know one of the LGS sells Magtech but I have never looked at it. A friend bought some 9 mm Magtech there for practice so I do not figure it was the bonded JHP. Next time I am it that shop I will inspect it and see what they have. They know a great deal about every thing they sell. If they get some new kind of ammo somebody there tries it.
I disagree with your thoughts on Magtech.Magtech is not SD ammo. Magtech is loaded in used cases. If you need SD ammo on a budget look to Freedom Munitions. At least you can specify new cases. 250 rounds of 124 gr XTP ammo is around $100 in new cases. Walmart is charging $15 a box for Federal FMJ ammo.