I quit reloading about a year ago and admit I am a bit rusty as to data. When I sold my equipment the buyer insisted on my load journal which had over 30 years of notes and loads. To the point....my friend recently bought a FNX 9. He loaded 115 gr Berry bullet with 6.5 AA #5. The chronograph showed a average of 989 fps. His complaint was that the load was supper hard on recoil. Lowered the powder to 6 gr and the pistol would not cycle. I remember AA #5 as being good at 5.9 to 6.0. He reloaded at 6.2 and all went well but the crony average was not that much different. I would have thought that 5.9 or 6.0 would do well. Any thoughts? Oh yes he does not use reloads for carry or home defense.