Ballistic Gel Testing
We tested this Hornady Ammunition 9mm Luger (9x19) ammo by firing five rounds with a S&W M&P Shield with a 3.1-inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of 13.62-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.516-inches, retaining 100% of the projectile's original weight.
On this page, you'll see video of our tests including photographs that detail the ammunition before/after firing it through a four-layer barrier into gelatin. Also, you'll see how this Hornady Ammunition 9mm Luger (9x19) ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 9mm Luger (9x19).
To read more about our testing procedures and processes, please head here.
Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison
|250rds - 9mm Hornady Critical Defense 115gr. HP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||13||13.5||13.7||13.8||14.1|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.48||0.52||0.52||0.52||0.54|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||115||115.5||115.7||115.7||115.8|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||1059||1062||1063||1064||1072|
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Accurate, well control recoil similar to FMJ. Very happy of the quality its now my carry load.