Designed for penetrating intermediary fabrics, while still giving maximum expansion.
Category: Centerfire Handgun Rounds
Similar Items: A9MM
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Bullet Weight: 115 GR
Rounds Per Box: 25
Casing Material: Nickel-Plated
Boxes Per Case: 10
Bullet Type: Flex Tip Expanding
Muzzle Energy: 329 ft lbs
Muzzle Velocity: 1135 fps
The pinnacle of Hornady’s self defense ammunition, Hornady® Critical Defense® handgun ammo combines quality propellents and design with the patented controlled expansion FTX bullet for effective, consistent, and reliable self-defense. Critical Defense rounds utilize Hornady’s clean-burning and stable propellants for reduced recoil, consistent performance in all temperatures, and minimal muzzle flash to protect night vision. Unaffected by thick and heavy clothing, these rounds feature Hornady’s patented FTX bullet. The FTX’s Flex Tip® design delivers superior controlled expansion, flat trajectories, and large, deep wound cavities over a wide range of velocities. Critical Defense rounds are also expertly cannelured and crimped to avoid bullet setback, and feature a high-visibility, shiny silver nickel plating to prevent corrosion. Feeds reliably in all pistols.
* Effective, consistent, and reliable self-defense from Hornady
* Patented FTX bullet with Flex Tip design
* Controlled expansion, flat trajectories, and large, deep wound cavities over a wide range of velocities
* Clean burning and stable propellants for reduced recoil and consistent performance in all temperatures
* Minimal muzzle flash to protect night vision
* Cannelured and crimped to avoid bullet setback
* High-visibility, silver nickel plating to prevent corrosion
handgun ammunition was developed to provide the best performance for DEFENSIVE or PERSONAL PROTECTION SITUATIONS and is the ultimate choice for any short-barreled, concealed carry style firearm.
The FTX® bullets loaded in all Critical Defense®handgun ammunition are designed to expand and provide the terminal performance needed for close encounters often associated with personal protection situations. Given that, Critical Defense® has NOT intended for use in extreme (law enforcement) situations that require superior barrier performance.*
The FTX® bullet will expand reliably and will not clog like standard hollow-point bullets when fired through heavy clothing.* Additionally, Critical Defense® ammunition IS optimized for short-barreled, concealed carry style handguns and will not deliver excessive recoil and associated muzzle flip.