20rds – 45 ACP +P Hornady Critical Duty 220gr. FlexLock Ammo


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Hornady Ammunition 220 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

This 45 ACP +P cartridge from Hornady’s Critical Duty line of ammunition features the 220 grain FlexLock projectile. This bullet boasts what Hornady calls “barrier blind performance,” a feat it owes largely to its Flex Tip -- that column of polymer precisely fitted within its hollow point enables it to break through a variety of common media without losing any of its ability to expand during penetration. This bullet’s lead core is toughened considerably with the addition of antimony, and is bound tightly to its jacket via an InterLock ring to promote its ability to penetrate targets as well as retain its weight during expansion.

This round’s brass casing is plated with reflective nickel, which facilitates a hurried chamber check in a darkened environment. Furthermore, this round’s propellant is formulated to produce only very little flash, which will preserve your eyesight after firing a shot in the dark so that you may fire accurate follow-up shots.

Please note that this is +P ammunition and only intended for firearms that are rated to handle it.
  • Manufacturer
    Hornady Ammunition
  • Condition
  • Bullet Weight
    220 Grain
  • Bullet Type
    Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
  • Use Type
    Self Defense
  • Casing Type
    Nickel-Plated Brass
  • Quantity
  • Ammo Caliber
    45 ACP (Auto)
  • Pressure
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  • Primer Type
  • Muzzle Velocity
  • Muzzle Energy
  • UPC Barcode
  • Cost Per Round

Ballistic Gel Testing


As you hunt for the best self-defense 45 ACP (Auto) 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 Ruger SR45. 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 45 ACP (Auto) 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.

Gel test results for Hornady Ammunition 220 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) ammo

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 20rds – 45 ACP +P Hornady Critical Duty 220gr. FlexLock Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 20rds – 45 ACP +P Hornady Critical Duty 220gr. FlexLock Ammo

How do the results for this Hornady Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) compare to other 45 ACP?

20rds – 45 ACP +P Hornady Critical Duty 220gr. FlexLock Ammo Gel Test Results
Bullet Depth (in.) 18.5 18.8 19 20 21.4
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.54 0.55 0.55 0.55 0.59
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 217.8 217.9 218 218 220
Bullet Velocity (fps) 960 960 997 1014 1024
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    posted on by SamHill

    Top quality ammo from Hornady. Super fast shipping from A2G. Will return for more from this store.

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