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|Bullet Weight||95 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||9mm Makarov (9x18mm)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1000|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||211|
After firing five rounds of Hornady 95 gr FTX from a Glock 42 w/ conversion bbl into synthetic ballistic gelatin from 10 feet away through four layers of fabric to simulate clothing, we then measured the expansion and penetration of the bullets for this 9mm Makarov (9x18mm) load, which you can see in the chart below.
The photos below provide a detailed view of the the expanded bullets that were recovered from the gelatin. The high speed video shows the first of our five shots as it entered the gel.
Finally, if you'd like to see how this Hornady load compares to other 9mm Makarov (9x18mm) loads, check out the diagrams at the bottom of the page. Want to know more about our ballistic gelatin testing and self-defense ammo? Check out Lucky Gunner Labs for more information.
|9mm Makarov - 95 Grain FTX - Hornady Critical Defense - 25 Rounds|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||12.2||12.8||13.9||14.3||14.5|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.43||0.45||0.45||0.47||0.48|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||94||94||94||94||94|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||920||944||949||972||982|
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I visited the shooting range with both boxes of ammo,I had no problems while shooting with my P64 polish hand gun.I polished the barrel and the throat,It shoots flawlessly.My brother lives there in Orlando Florida,I will let him know about your store and the ammo he needs,thanks again,Mr.A.J. Ferrer.
Great defense round
This is an excellent defensive round that feeds and ejects perfectly in both of my Makarov pistols. I have only shot two clips to compare them to the regular Silver Bear rounds and the accuracy, recoil are both the same the impact is quite different and I can see I will be getting more of these for my conceal carry Makarov. Thanks for the great service and products.
Best defensive 9x18 out there
My Bulgarian Mak can be picky when it comes to JHP rounds but this stuff feeds smooth as butter. Normally I had been hesitant to carry JHP rounds in it because they would typically jam on the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th shot but I have yet to have any FTF problems with these rounds. Along with heavier recoil spring (19lb) it really shoot them smoothly with very manageable recoil.
Great defensive round
There aren't too many defensive loads out there for the 9x18 Makarov, but Hornady has come up with an excellent one. Perfect feeding/firing through my Makarov. Recoil no more than average for the caliber, but hits with >200 lb ft of energy, which is solid performance for a 9x18 standard pressure loading. Has all the benefits of Critical Defense compared to standard JHP rounds. This is my everyday defensive load for my Makarov pistol.
You're reviewing: 9mm Makarov - 95 Grain FTX - Hornady Critical Defense - 25 Rounds
Posted On: 4/17/2020 By: Aj
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