Since their inception, conventional hollow point pistol bullets have performed well, but have never delivered 100% reliability especially in self-defense situations. The patented Flex Tip technology used in Critical Defense ammunition eliminates the clogging and inconsistency that often plagues hollow point bullets. Hornady achieved this by using the same tip material as used in Leverevolution ammunition. All Critical Defense ammunition is loaded in nickel cases for increased visibility in low-light situations. Premium low flash propellants deliver proven performance, even in very short barreled handguns, and won't disrupt your vision. Reliable expansion and dependable terminal performance can be counted on for concealed carry/personal protection.
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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]