What is the NTOA Member Tested and Recommended Program?

This program allows manufacturers to have their products tested in the field by the law enforcement community. Products receiving a rating of 3.0 or higher will receive NTOA Field Tester Recommended Status. Products that score lower than 3.0 will not receive approval.

Following is a listing of Hornady products that have been tested by an NTOA field tester, along with their overall score.

NTOA Rated Hornady Product

Product Line

Score

Item

Handgun
380 AUTO 90 gr. FTX® Critical Defense® 4.42 90080
9mm Luger 115 gr. FTX® Critical Defense® 4.65 90250
9mm LUGER+P 124 gr. FlexLock® Critical DUTY® 4.65 90215
9mm Luger +P 135 gr. Flexlock® Critical DUTY® 4.93 90225
357 SIG 135 gr. FlexLock® Critical DUTY® 4.78 91295
45 AUTO+P 220 gr. FlexLock® Critical DUTY® 4.79 90925
9mm LUGER 135 gr. FMJ Handgun Training Ammo 4.6 90238
9mm Luger 90 gr. Frangible Handgun Training Ammo 4.34 90230
357 SIG 135 gr. FMJ Handgun Training Ammo 4.36 91298
40 S&W 125 gr. Frangible Training Handgun Training Ammo 3.91 91319
40 S&W 175 gr. FMJ Handgun Training Ammo 4.34 91374
Rifle
223 Rem 55 gr. TAP Urban® 4.82 83276
223 Rem 60 gr. TAP Urban® 4.5 83286
308 WIN 110 gr. TAP Urban® 4.68 80896
223 Rem 62 gr. TAP® Barrier™ 4.37 83285
5.56 NATO 62 gr. TAP® Barrier™ 4.95 8125N
5.56 NATO 70 gr. GMX® TAP® Barrier™ 4.59 81265
5.56 NATO 75 gr. SBR® TAP SBR® 4.45 81295
223 Rem 75 gr. BTHP TAP Precision® 4.69 80265
5.56 NATO 75 gr. BTHP T2 TAP Precision® 4.95 8126N
308 Win 155 gr. ELD Match TAP Precision® 4.36 80905
300 Blackout 110 gr. GMX TAP® TAP® Blackout 4.28 80875
308 WIN 165 gr. GMX® TAP® Heavy Barrier™ 3.38 80985
Shotgun
12 GA 2 3/4" 1 oz. Reduced Recoil™ Rifle Slug 4.02 86285
12 GA 2 3/4" 1 oz. Light Magnum® Rifle Slug 4.3 86235
12 GA TAP® Reduced Recoil™ Buckshot 4.33 86265
12 GA TAP® Light Magnum® Buckshot 4.03 86275
12 GA Frangible 3/4 oz. TAP® Entry™ 4.06 86245

Products are tested and scored in 13 possible categories on a scale of 0 to 5.

  1. Design
  2. Performance
  3. Ease of Use
  4. Size
  5. Quality
  6. Durability
  7. Storage
  8. Versatility
  9. Convenience
  10. Application for Law Enforcement
  11. Comfort
  12. Cleaning/Maintenance
  13. Accuracy

5 – Excellent:
Defined as a product that performs at a level above advertised specifications and demonstrates its usefulness and quality of workmanship every time it is used and can be used for other purposes.

4 – Very Good:
Defined as a product that exceeds advertised specifications on a regular basis and outperforms others in usefulness and quality of workmanship.

3 – Average:
Defined as a product that meets minimum advertised specifications, has practical use, but does not go above or beyond the scope of quality or usefulness that is expected.

2 – Fair:
Defined as a product that has occasional applications and in some situations meets advertised specifications, but overall is not effective.

0-1 – Poor:
Defined as a product that does not meet minimum advertised specifications needed to make the product useful, product does not meet any of its practical purposes.

NOTICE:
Please note that this is not a product endorsement from the NTOA. It is a recommendation by a field tester for the law enforcement community. The NTOA Member Tested and Recommended program is designed as a service to assist the association's membership in selecting the best products available to the tactical community. NTOA does not provide a warranty, expressed or implied, or guarantee any of the products that have been tested and approved. NTOA assumes no liability for the use or misuse of any of the featured products.