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Critical DUTY®
9mm LUGER+P 135 gr.

9mm LUGER+P 135 gr. - Item No. 90225

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Law enforcement and tactical professionals now have a truly advanced, 21st century handgun ammunition solution that delivers the most consistent and reliable urban barrier performance ever created! The proven Flex Tip® design of the new FlexLock® bullet eliminates clogging and aids bullet expansion. Its large mechanical jacket-tocore InterLock® band works to keep the bullet and core from separating for maximum weight retention and proven terminal performance through all FBI test barriers.

The patented Hornady® Flex Tip® design of the FlexLock® bullet eliminates clogging and aids bullet expansion. A large mechanical jacket-to-core InterLock® band works to keep the bullet and core from separating for maximum weight retention, excellent expansion and consistent penetration and terminal performance through all FBI test barriers.

The FlexLock® is an “intelligent bullet” that reacts differently depending on the barrier it encounters, delivering “barrier blind” performance after penetrating urban barriers such as plywood, sheet metal and even auto glass.

Bright nickel plated cases eliminate cartridge case tarnish, and the highly visible silver nickel simplifies chamber checks in reduced light. Additionally, all Critical DUTY® ammunition is loaded with low flash propellant to help preserve night vision in low-light firing.

For the ultimate in tactical terminal ballistic performance through all FBI established urban barriers, choose Critical DUTY® ammunition

BULLET

  • Ballistic Coefficient: .195
  • Sectional Density: .153
  • Recommended Rifling Twist Rate: Best terminal performance achieved in 1:10" twist
  • Characteristics: Flex Tip®, InterLock®
  • FlexLock®

CASE

9mm Luger+P
  • Manufacturer's Name (Hornady) and Caliber Designation (9mm Luger+P) imprinted on case head
  • Nickel Plated

POWDER & PRIMER

  • Powder: Temperature stable with flash retardant
  • Primer: Sealed primer, Small pistol, Sealed case mouth

PACKAGING & LOT NUMBERS

  • 50 rounds per box
  • 10 boxes per case (500 rounds per case)
  • Lot numbers on each box and case
4" Factory Test bbl Muzzle 50 Yards 100 Yards
Velocity (fps) 1110 1038 983
Energy (ft lbs) 369 323 289
Firearm:
Glock 17
Barrel:
4.5"
Substrate Material Total Penetration Max Cavity Depth of Max Cavity Initial Penetration Retained Weight Retained Percentage Expanded Diameter
Bare Gelatin scale 14" 2.5" 3" 0.25" 135 gr 100% 0.6"
Heavy Clothing scale 15" 3" 3" 0.5" 135 gr 100% 0.55"
Steel scale 14.5" 1.5" 2.5" 0" 131.4 gr 97% 0.53"
Wallboard scale 13" 2.25" 2.25" 0.25" 135 gr 100% 0.62"
Plywood scale 14.75" 2.25" 4" 0.5" 134.8 gr 100% 0.57"
Auto Glass scale 14.75" 2" 1.25" 0" 92.6 gr 69% 0.42"

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