250rds – 9mm +P Hornady Critical Duty 135gr. FlexLock Ammo


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Hornady Ammunition 135 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

This 9mm +P cartridge is from Hornady’s Critical Duty line of ammunition. The round’s 135 grain FlexLock bullet provides a panoply of features which make it the one to count on when you’re forced to draw your weapon. In its hollow point sits a Flex Tip, a column of polymer which prevents fabric clogging and further promotes wide and debilitating expansion. The FlexLock’s InterLock band greatly prevents core and jacket separation, even after it has passed through a variety of common urban barriers. This bullet’s core is made of high antimony lead and is exceedingly tough, which along with its jacket makes it especially potent for neutralizing human-sized threats, and its cannelure prevents setback during feeding.

A Critical Duty round sports a reloadable brass casing that is plated in nickel. That plating not only resists corrosion and enables smoother cycling, but is also more easily seen during a chamber check in a darkened environment. Please note that this is +P ammunition, and is not meant to be implemented in a firearm that isn’t rated to take it.

Gel test Results

As you hunt for the best self-defense 9mm Luger (9x19) ammo, we thought you might enjoy seeing the results of some testing we recently conducted with calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin.

We shot five of these Hornady Ammunition rounds through a four-layer cloth barrier using a S&W M&P Shield. The results are detailed in the video you see above as well as the photographs. Through the charts, you should get a great idea how this Hornady Ammunition ammo stacked up relative to other 9mm Luger (9x19) ammo products available to American shooters.

To get a better sense of our tests, be sure to check out all the protocols we followed when conducting our tests to determine the best self-defense ammo.

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 250rds – 9mm +P Hornady Critical Duty 135gr. FlexLock Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 250rds – 9mm +P Hornady Critical Duty 135gr. FlexLock Ammo

How do the results for this Hornady Ammunition 9mm Luger (9x19) compare to other 9mm Hollow Point Ammo?

250rds – 9mm +P Hornady Critical Duty 135gr. FlexLock Ammo Gel Test Results

Bullet Depth (in.) 21.2 21.5 21.8 22.1 22.6
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.39 0.41 0.41 0.42 0.45
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 134.7 134.7 134.8 134.9 135
Bullet Velocity (fps) 996 997 1007 1013 1030

The Reviews

Whe Shooters and Hunters love or hate 250rds – 9mm +P Hornady Critical Duty 135gr. FlexLock Ammo

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  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Den

    Shot a box of these through my SR1911 (9mm) and they cycled perfectly, no issues. These were more accurate than 124gr FMJ rounds and are hard hitting! Recommended!

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Dan Theman

    Hornandy Critical Duty is designed for barrels at least 4” long. So I suspect you ight get better results using a full size handgun.

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