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Posted On: 9/9/2021
A: Thanks for reaching out Zach! It's a good concern to keep in mind. I'd like to preface by saying you can never completely eliminate overpenetration. Both a JHP and a frangible bullet are capable or penetrating not only the threat, but also multiple layers of wallboard. Furthermore, it's highly unlikely you'll put every bullet in your target. That said, I advise JHP ammo over frangible for self-defense. The expanding bullet is much more efficient at neutralizing a threat, which will make YOU safer. Hornady Critical Defense ammo is also better quality than any frangible ammo you'll find, which means a lower likelihood of a failure to fire or extract which would leave you vulnerable. That said, a frangible bullet is significantly less likely to pass through soft tissue or a hard surface like sheetrock. If minimizing the chance of overpenetration is of absolute necessity to you, that's your best solution.
Posted On: 12/21/2020
A: Hello Gary! We haven't got either one in stock at the moment, but we do have 9mm for self-defense in store: luckygunner.com/handgun/9mm-ammo. Speer Gold Dot is made for law enforcement, highly effective for personal protection, and both of your weapons are designed to safely fire 9mm +P.
As to the Hornady Critical Defense vs. Critical Duty debate, the only real difference is the bullet. Critical Defense has Hornady's FTX, while Critical Duty has a FlexLock. Both are excellent bullets for self-defense, but the FlexLock is designed to penetrate barriers more effectively as well as penetrate soft tissue more deeply.
Posted On: 6/27/2020
A: This ammo will function correctly in either of those carbines! At 115 grains, this round's bullet will deliver a faster muzzle velocity coupled with a flatter trajectory. That would be a boon to accuracy over longer distances, although you may prefer a heavier bullet with more innate momentum for close quarters home defense.
Posted On: 4/21/2020
A: Absolutely, Domonique, this ammunition will function correctly in both of those firearms. The ammo on this product page also happens to be a great selection for personal protection.
Posted On: 4/10/2020
A: We're working hard every day to restock our warehouse in the wake of the pandemic scare, but we can't promise when certain products will return for sale on our site again. If you don't mind the substitution, we hope you'll find other great self-defense 9mm ammo on our site right now!
Posted On: 5/8/2018
A: Hi. Manufacturers use different varieties of propellant with varying burn rates. While the weight of the charge will vary in weight and amount depending on the type of powder in a particular run of ammo, the muzzle velocity will not vary very much at all from propellant type to propellant type.
Posted On: 4/18/2014
By: Dominick Saldamarco
A: Hello Dom,
Congratulations on the new gun! These 115gr. FTX rounds by Hornady in 9mm will work great in your gun. You shouldn't have any problems with functionality with them. These rounds will also not damage the rifling in your barrel aside from normal wear from shooting.
Posted On: 10/31/2013
A: You should be good-to-go with Hornady Critical Defense in your Browning 9mm handgun. Hornady is a good choice and has a fantastic reputation among shooters for self-defense rounds. Thanks for checking in and good luck on your ammo hunt!