9mm Hollow Point Ammo

9mm Ammo in ballistic gel

We shot 34 different loads of 9mm self-defense ammo into ballistic gel.

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9mm jacketed hollow point ammo is generally considered the best 9x19 bullet to use for self-defense. Years of research have gone into sophisticated jhp bullet designs that allow for maximum expansion upon impact with a target. Look for bullet weights in these rounds to range from 115-grain to 147-grain.

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  1. 20rds - 9mm Luger Black Hills 124gr. JHP Ammo 20rds - 9mm Luger Black Hills 124gr. JHP Ammo
    $14.59
    $0.73/ppr

    21 In Stock

  2. 20rds - 9mm Luger New Black Hills 115gr. Jacketed Hollow Point EXP (Extra Power) Ammo 20rds - 9mm Luger New Black Hills 115gr. Jacketed Hollow Point EXP (Extra Power) Ammo
    $14.85
    $0.74/ppr

    31 In Stock

  3. 20rds - 9mm Luger Black Hills 124gr. +P JHP Ammo 20rds - 9mm Luger Black Hills 124gr. +P JHP Ammo
    $15.95
    $0.80/ppr

    67 In Stock

  4. 20rds - 9mm Black Hills 115gr. Barnes XP +P Hollow Point Ammo 20rds - 9mm Black Hills 115gr. Barnes XP +P Hollow Point Ammo
    $24.89
    $1.24/ppr

    30 In Stock

  5. 20rds - 9mm Luger Black Hills 115gr. +P JHP Ammo 20rds - 9mm Luger Black Hills 115gr. +P JHP Ammo
    $12.99
    $0.65/ppr

    31 In Stock

  6. 20rds – 9mm Browning BXP 147gr. X-Point JHP Ammo 20rds – 9mm Browning BXP 147gr. X-Point JHP Ammo
    $17.95
    $0.90/ppr

    25 In Stock

  7. 200rds - 9mm Federal Personal Defense 147gr. HST JHP Ammo 200rds - 9mm Federal Personal Defense 147gr. HST JHP Ammo
    $119.95
    $0.60/ppr

    14 In Stock

  8. 50rds - 9mm Federal LE 115gr. +P+ Hollow Point Ammo 50rds - 9mm Federal LE 115gr. +P+ Hollow Point Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review(s)

    $19.95
    $0.40/ppr

    154 In Stock

  9. 1000rds – 9mm Federal Premium Law Enforcement 147gr. HST JHP Ammo 1000rds – 9mm Federal Premium Law Enforcement 147gr. HST JHP Ammo
    $679.95
    $0.68/ppr

    36 In Stock

  10. 200rds - 9mm Federal 150gr. HST Micro JHP Ammo Federal HST Micro 9mm Self-defense ammo
    $259.95
    $1.30/ppr

    4 In Stock

  11. 1000rds - 9mm Federal XM9001 115gr. JHP Ammo 1000rds - 9mm Federal XM9001 115gr. JHP Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review(s)

    $299.95
    $0.30/ppr

    14 In Stock

  12. 20rds - 9mm Federal Hydra-Shok 147gr. HP Ammo 20rds - 9mm Federal Hydra-Shok 147gr. HP Ammo
    $23.95
    $1.20/ppr

    60 In Stock

  13. 20rds - 9mm Federal 135gr. Hydra-Shok JHP Ammo 20rds - 9mm Federal 135gr. Hydra-Shok JHP Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review(s)

    $21.95
    $1.10/ppr

    102 In Stock

  14. 20rds - 9mm Federal 124gr. Hydra-Shok HP Ammo 20rds - 9mm Federal 124gr. Hydra-Shok HP Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 4 Review(s)

    $15.25
    $0.76/ppr

    117 In Stock

  15. 1000rds - 9mm Federal LE Tactical HST 124gr. +P HP Ammo 1000rds - 9mm Federal LE Tactical HST 124gr. +P HP Ammo
    $495.95
    $0.50/ppr

    30 In Stock

  16. 50rds - 9mm Federal LE Tactical Hydra-Shok 147gr. HP Ammo 50rds - 9mm Federal LE Tactical Hydra-Shok 147gr. HP Ammo
    $34.95
    $0.70/ppr

    21 In Stock

  17. 50rds - 9mm Federal Train + Protect 115gr. VHP Ammo 50rds - 9mm Federal Train + Protect 115gr. VHP Ammo
    $19.25
    $0.39/ppr

    188 In Stock

  18. 50rds - 9mm Federal LE Hi-Shok 115gr. Hollow Point Ammo 50rds - 9mm Federal LE Hi-Shok 115gr. Hollow Point Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 8 Review(s)

    $18.95
    $0.38/ppr

    104 In Stock

  19. Federal Premium Law Enforcement 9mm 124 Grain HST JHP - 1000 Rounds Federal Premium Law Enforcement 9mm 124 Grain HST JHP - 1000 Rounds

    $469.95

    $419.95

    $0.42/ppr

    36 In Stock

  20. 20rds - 9mm Federal Personal Defense 147gr. HST JHP Ammo 20rds - 9mm Federal Personal Defense 147gr. HST JHP Ammo
    $24.95
    $1.25/ppr

    175 In Stock

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9mm Ballistic Gel Test Results
Ammo 5-shot average penetration depth 5-shot average diameter 5-shot average velocity
20rds - 9mm Luger Barnes 115gr. +P TAC-XPD HP Ammo
  11.78"
0.7" 955
20rds - 9mm Black Hills 115gr. Barnes XP +P Hollow Point Ammo
  13.76"
0.69" 1084
20rds - 9mm Luger Black Hills 124gr. JHP Ammo
  20.96"
0.45" 1055
50rds - 9mm Federal 115gr. JHP Ammo 1000rds - 9mm Federal XM9001 115gr. JHP Ammo
  18.3"
0.5" 1121
50rds - 9mm Federal LE Hi-Shok 115gr. Hollow Point Ammo 1000rds - 9mm Federal LE Hi-Shok 115gr. Hollow Point Ammo
  25.44"
0.36" 1086
50rds - 9mm Federal LE Hi-Shok 147gr. Hollow Point Ammo 1000rds - 9mm Federal LE Hi-Shok 147gr. Hollow Point Ammo
  21.24"
0.39" 897
50rds - 9mm Federal LE Tactical HST 124gr. HP Ammo Federal Premium Law Enforcement 9mm 124 Grain HST JHP - 1000 Rounds
  18.46"
0.62" 1054
50rds - 9mm Federal LE Tactical HST 147gr. +P HP Ammo 1000rds - 9mm Federal LE Tactical HST 147gr. +P HP Ammo
  15.42"
0.63" 943
50rds - 9mm Federal LE Tactical HST 147gr. HP Ammo 1000rds – 9mm Federal Premium Law Enforcement 147gr. HST JHP Ammo
  16.9"
0.64" 899
50rds - 9mm Federal LE Tactical Hydra-Shok 124gr. HP Ammo 1000rds – 9mm Federal Premium Law Enforcement 124gr. Hydra-Shok JHP Ammo
  29.12"
0.36" 1008
20rds - 9mm Federal 135gr. Hydra-Shok JHP Ammo
  21.24"
0.48" 956
20rds - 9mm Federal Personal Defense 147gr. HST JHP Ammo 200rds - 9mm Federal Personal Defense 147gr. HST JHP Ammo
  13.86"
0.63" 912
20rds - 9mm Federal 150gr. HST Micro JHP Ammo 200rds - 9mm Federal 150gr. HST Micro JHP Ammo
  16.82"
0.47" 846
20rds - 9mm G2 Research RIP 96gr. HP LF Ammo
  15.53"
0.35" 1101
25rds - 9mm Luger Hornady American Gunner 115gr. JHP Ammo
  17.72"
0.49" 1032
25rds - 9mm Hornady Critical Defense 115gr. HP Ammo 250rds - 9mm Hornady Critical Defense 115gr. HP Ammo
  13.62"
0.52" 1064
25rds – 9mm Hornady Critical Defense Lite 100gr. FTX Ammo
  13.56"
0.51" 1052
25rds - 9mm Hornady Critical Duty 135gr. +P FlexLock HP Ammo 250rds - 9mm Hornady Critical Duty 135gr. +P FlexLock HP Ammo
  21.84"
0.42" 1009
25rds - 9mm Hornady Custom 124gr. XTP HP Ammo 250rds - 9mm Hornady Custom 124gr. XTP HP Ammo
  21.96"
0.44" 1005
25rds - 9mm Hornady Custom 147gr. XTP HP Ammo 250rds - 9mm Hornady Custom 147gr. XTP HP Ammo
  21.9"
0.43" 900
20rds - 9mm MAGTECH 93gr. First Defense Solid Copper HP Ammo
  14.84"
0.42" 1270
50rds - 9mm Magtech Bonded 147gr. JHP Ammo
  29.2"
0.35" 934
1000rds – 9mm Magtech First Defense 124gr. Bonded JHP Ammo 50rds – 9mm Magtech First Defense 124gr. Bonded JHP Ammo
  31.54"
0.35" 1076
20rds - 9mm MAGTECH Guardian Gold 115gr. +P HP Ammo
  14.36"
0.58" 1166
20rds - 9mm MAGTECH Guardian Gold 124gr. HP Ammo
  19.44"
0.38" 1032
500rds - 9mm Remington Golden Saber 147gr. BJHP Ammo 50rds - 9mm Remington Golden Saber 147gr. BJHP Ammo
  14.42"
0.58" 901
20rds - 9mm Luger Sig-Sauer Elite Performance Ammunition 124gr. V-Crown JHP Ammo
  19.26"
0.47" 1116
50rds - 9mm Speer LE Gold Dot 115gr. HP Ammo 1000rds - 9mm Speer Gold Dot 115gr. JHP Ammo
  33.38"
0.35" 1079
50rds - 9mm Speer LE Gold Dot 124gr. +P HP Ammo 1000rds – 9mm Luger Speer Gold Dot 124gr. +P JHP Ammo
  19.62"
0.51" 1110
50rds - 9mm Speer LE Gold Dot 147gr. HP Ammo 1000rds - 9mm Speer LE Gold Dot 147gr. HP Ammo
  15.54"
0.56" 893
20rds - 9mm Speer Gold Dot 124gr. +P HP Ammo
  18.58"
0.44" 1090
20rds - 9mm Luger Winchester W Train and Defend 147gr. JHP Ammo 200rds - 9mm Luger Winchester W Train and Defend 147gr. JHP Ammo
  18.64"
0.53" 890
50rds - 9mm Winchester Ranger Talon 127gr. +P+ HP Ammo 500rds - 9mm Winchester Ranger Talon 127gr. +P+ HP Ammo
  23.28"
0.44" 1219
50rds - 9mm Winchester Ranger Talon 147gr. T-Series HP Ammo 500rds - 9mm Winchester Ranger Talon 147gr. T-Series HP Ammo
  15.88"
0.54" 945