Flex Tip® initiates consistent expansion while preventing clogging
Cannelured bullet with a crimped case helps prevent bullet setback during feeding
High-antimony lead core for controlled expansion
Nickel-plated case for corrosion resistance
Heavy-duty InterLock® band locks the jacket and the core together
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Rated 5 out of
good combination of power & penetrationI use these in my Glock 26 carry pistol. I like the ballistics in this round. Few denim strings in retrieved bullets and no overpenetration through plain gel. I am confident they will do the job should I need them in real life.
Date published: 2016-01-11
Rated 5 out of
Recon Skeeter from
Best Price on Best AmmoHornady Critical Duty 9mm 135 +P ammo is not only the best Ammo currently out there for defensive applications, but it's also hard to find and often overpriced. Not the case with Academy! Priced right & available in large quantities! Thanks Academy!
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of
Excellent Self Defense RoundThis round feeds excellent and has great penatration and expansion.
Date published: 2015-12-16
Rated 5 out of
Powerful and reliableI shot a whole box of this through my Ruger LC9s with zero issues. It has noticeably more recoil being +P, but that is what I want when I need to defend a life.
Date published: 2015-03-13
Rated 4 out of
Reliable, but kicksI just broke in a brand new Kahr ct9 with American eagle. After 200 rounds I ran 15 rounds of this through a very dirty Kahr with zero problems. I have run 50 rounds through my CZ P01 with zero problems as well.
The recoil between the two guns is noticeable. The Kahr is at least a full pound lighter than the CZ when both are fully loaded, and the recoil is felt in the Kahr, while the CZ is a breeze.
4 stars. absolutely trust my life to it, but it is not a recoil friendly round of a single stack polymer gun.
Date published: 2014-10-24
Rated 5 out of
Hornady Critical Duty 9mmI shoot this ammunition in my CZ P07 and it works great. Never had a problem.
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 1 out of
feel sorry for the people that depend on thisOne of these rounds jammed (ftf) in my new M9 Beretta. As some may know, the M9 is the military pistol and will feed about any round. The plastic tip or the crimped part of the bullet got caught multiple times. I have shot over 100 rounds of since then with other ammo and never had a problem. I have 0 confidence in this round and took them all out of my home protection weapon. I feel for anyone that depends on this round for safety. This was the only 9mm hollowpoint on the shelf when I was at Academy.........I can see why.
Date published: 2014-04-03
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The Hornady 9mm Luger+P 135-Grain FlexLock™ Critical DUTY™ Handgun Ammunition is 9mm ammo. As always, please consult the product manual for full details on ammunition that can and cannot be used with your firearm. Never attempt to fire any ammunition out of a weapon before, first, confirming that the ammunition can safely be used. You can verify this in several different ways:
1.) Refer to the product manual
2.) Contact the manufacturer directly
3.) Check the barrel as the accepted calibers are printed on or near the barrel
Answered by: bsinkler
Date published: 2016-02-16
Can this ammo be use in a S&W 9mm?
Asked by: hotsteelnine
The Hornady 9mm Luger+P 135-Grain FlexLock™ Critical DUTY™ Handgun Ammunition is 9mm ammo and will work with your Smith and Wesson 9mm
Answered by: ArmoniM
Date published: 2015-12-22
Explain exactly what "Critical Duty" means?
Asked by: GAnthony
Critical duty, when associated with a flex lock bullet, refers to incorporating two revolutionary Hornady features: the patented Flex Tip® that initiates consistent expansion every single time while preventing any clogging, and the heavy duty InterLock® band that locks the jacket and core together.
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