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