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.
How do the results for this Hornady Ammunition 9mm Luger (9x19) compare to other 9mm Hollow Point Ammo?
25rds – 9mm Hornady Critical Defense Lite 100gr. FTX Ammo Gel Test Results
|Bullet Depth (in.)||12.6||12.6||13.2||14.7||14.7|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.48||0.49||0.5||0.51||0.55|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||99.8||99.9||99.9||99.9||100|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||1039||1044||1057||1059||1062|
Hornady Ammunition 9mm Luger (9x19) Ballistic Data
Hornady Ammunition 9mm Luger (9x19) Ammo Details
- Barrel Length inches
- Ballistics Coefficient (G1)
- Ballistics Coefficient (G7)
- Sectional Density
|Muzzle||25 yds.||50 yds.||75 yds.||100 yds.|
|Energy ft lbs||281||248||224||205||189|
|Bullet drop inch||n/a||1||-1.9||-6||-12.5|
Trajectory Line Graph Hornady Ammunition 9mm Luger (9x19)
Velocity / Energy Comparisons
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A powder puff loading here if that’s what you’re looking for. It features a downloaded light for caliber bullet that’s as reliable and accurate as other selfd offerings.
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Tried running a couple box of these in a M&P Shield and a M&P Compact without issues. The reduction of felt recoil is modest but noticeable to me. Haven't seen many gel tests of this lighter version of Hornady's 9mm Critical Defense. The results here give me a little peace of mind if I were to recommend these to family who are more recoil sensitive.