Hornady® Critical Defense® 9mm Luger 115Gr FTX 25 Round Box


SKU: HOR90250 Categories: ,

Since their inception, conventional hollow point pistol bullets have performed well, but have never delivered 100% reliability, especially in 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 used in LEVERevolution® ammunition.

Premium low flash propellants deliver proven performance, even in very short-barreled firearms, and won’t disrupt your vision. Reliable expansion and dependable terminal performance can be counted on for protection.

Product Features:

  • FTX® Bullet Technology
    • The patented FTX® bullet expands reliably and resists clogging.
  • Defense-centered Design
    • Critical Defense® ammunition was developed to provide the best performance for defensive protection situations and is the ultimate choice for any compact firearm. Low-flash propellants help preserve night vision.
  • Dependable
    • Details such as nickel-plated cases that resist corrosion and optimized propellants that burn quickly to reduce recoil and limit muzzle flash, help ensure that Critical Defense® ammo is dependable in every situation.



Bullet Type (Polymer) Flex Tip eXpanding
Bullet Weight (g) 7.5
Bullet Diameter (in) 0.355
Sectional Density (lb/in²) 0.130
Material of Jacket Copper
Cartridge Cases Brass
Cartridge Headstamp HORNADY 9mm LUGER
Primer Size Small Pistol
+P Ammunition No
Commercial Spec SAAMI Spec, CIP M Marked Box


Ballistic Coefficient (G1) 0.129
Test Barrel Length (in) 4

Velocity and Energy:

Distance (y) Muzzle 50 100
Velocity (fps) 1135 1025 949
Energy (ft-lbs) 329 268 230

Velocity and Energy:

Distance (m) Muzzle 50 100
Velocity (m/s) 346 312 292
Energy (J) 446 363 312

Additional Information:

Notice from Hornady: Temporary suspension of nickel plated cartridge cases for Critical Defense® Handgun Ammunition

Unfortunately, everyone is faced with production bottlenecks and supply chains are stressed. In particular, the freight system is delayed longer than normal. Our current turnaround time on nickel plating cartridge cases is 4+ weeks. This delay has created a significant bottleneck in the production of ammunition.

Due to these issues, we will suspend nickel plating on all Critical Defense handgun ammunition to help reduce production time.

Please note, this is a temporary suspension.

Item Number 90250
Distributor Item Number 200-90250


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9mm Luger



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