The 9mm has been popular almost since the moment of its creation over 100 years ago, and today it’s quite possibly the most common semi-auto self-defense round. If you carry your 9mm for personal protection purposes it’s a must to keep it loaded with good quality defense rounds. Target rounds don’t expand on impact, and that means they don’t deliver when it comes to stopping power, but they also don’t decelerate on impact, making them prone to over-penetration. Defense rounds slow down as the expand for superior stopping power and protection against over-penetration.
These defense rounds are manufactured by Hornady, a company with a well-deserved stellar reputation in the firearms industry. Hornady was founded in 1949 by Joyce Hornady, a man whose dedication to quality and performance turned the company into the legend it is today. Joyce Hornady was a marksmanship instructor during World War II, and as the war came to a close he noticed the surplus ammunition hitting the market performed poorly for both sport shooters and hunters. His solution was to make his own ammunition to a higher standard, and today Hornady is known for being one of the top ammunitions in the world.
These 9mm rounds weigh 135 grain, making them medium-weight for the cartridge size. At this weight they’re able to move down-range quickly while delivering a solid punch. This is Hornady Flexlock, a round that incorporates two of Hornady’s most innovative features into one round: the Flex Tip, a polymer insert that aids in expansion and prevents clogging on impact, and the Interlock band which locks the core to the jacket for fantastic weight retention and energy. Each round has a muzzle velocity of 1010 feet per second and muzzle energy of 306 foot-pounds. There are 25 defense rounds in this single box. Hornady manufactures ammunition at their longtime plant in Grand Island, Nebraska. Don’t trust just any ammunition with the safety of yourself and your family; buy Hornady, and do it now.
Review by Master Chief Signalman (SW)
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