Hornady Critical Defense ammunition eliminates clogging with the use of the patented Flex Tip bullet. Upon entering soft tissue, the tip swells and imparts equal pressure across the entire circumference of the bullet cavity. The result is unrivaled bullet expansion and performance every single time. Shiny silver nickel plating prevents corrosion, and is easily visible in low light situations.
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Caliber : 9mmX18mm Makarov
Bullet Type : Critical Defense
Bullet Weight : 90 GR
Muzzle Energy : 231 ft lbs
Muzzle Velocity : 1050 fps
Rounds/box : 25 Rounds Per Box, 10 Boxes Per Case
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Submitted By: Jeffrey S. On 05/05/2012
I have a Polish P64 in 9mm Makarov. The Hornady Critical Defense is great ammo. It feeds well with no jams or problems. The flash, smoke & kick are less than the Russian made ammo. The accuracy with the Hornady is also superior.
I like that it has the polymer in the tip that doesn't clog & aids expansion. I have not tested it for expansion, but the Russian stuff does not have the best reputaion for expansion.
The only other big name ammo made in 9X18mm is also made by Hornady, the XTP. I'm sure that the XTP would also do well, but I figure, for a couple of bucks more, I'll get a hollow point that doesn't clog.
That's a big plus in a self defense round. I can't recommend the Hornady Critical Defense ammo enough for Makarov. I just wish it came in boxes of 50.
[5 of 5 Stars]