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9mm Luger 115 Grain Critical Defense 25 Rounds

Hornady # 90250 |  Item # 003-90250
  • 9mm Luger 115 Grain Critical Defense 25 Rounds
  • 9mm Luger 115 Grain Critical Defense 25 Rounds
  • 9mm Luger 115 Grain Critical Defense 25 Rounds
  • 9mm Luger 115 Grain Critical Defense 25 Rounds
  • 9mm Luger 115 Grain Critical Defense 25 Rounds
  • 9mm Luger 115 Grain Critical Defense 25 Rounds
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9mm Luger 115 Grain Critical Defense 25 Rounds
by Hornady Bullets and Ammunition


NOTICE: Temporary suspension of nickel plated cartridge cases for Critical Defense® Handgun Ammunition 5/25/21 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. We will review in six months and plan to resume nickel plating when things return to normal.

Product Overview

Midsouth is proud to offer the Hornady Critical Defense 9mm Luger 15 grain rounds. The 9mm Luger 115 Grain Critical Defense is a polymer tipped, hollow point bullet set into Hornady's high quality brass. Hornady uses only the top of line powders and primers in their 9mm Luger 115 Grain Critical Defense. The 9mm Luger 115 Grain Critical Defense is loaded with a low flash signature powder to reduce the loss of vision when firing. The 9mm Luger 115 Grain Critical Defense also has a 27% reduction in recoil which will get the shooter back on target faster. 9mm Luger 115 Grain Critical Defense will penetrate 10" of ballistic gel after heavy layered clothing. 9mm Luger 115 Grain Critical Defense expands to .550" to .590" leaving a very serious wound channel. The 9mm Luger 115 Grain Critical Defense is a great choice for today's small, compact, light-weight concealed carry handguns.


The 9mm Luger 115 Grain Critical Defense round comprises the Hornady V-Max polymer tipped bullets with top shelf components and powder to give the best performance possible. The 9mm Luger 115 Grain Critical Defense has a lighter recoil and reduced flash that will help return the firearm to the target faster after each shot. Penetration with the 9mm Luger 115 Grain Critical Defense is exceptional at 10" through FBI rated heavy clothing and expansion up to .590" with weight retention at ~99%.

Specifications and Features:

  • Test Barrel Length: 4"
  • Muzzle Velocity: 1125fps, 50yrds: 1005fps, 100yrds: 924fps
  • Trajectory in inches: Muzzle -1.50, 100yrds 0.00, 200yrds -16.50
  • Ballistic Coefficient: 0.110
  • Sectional Density: 0.113

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  • Shipping Weight: 0.71lbs. - Please Note: Most packages will require extra packing materials.
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  • Ammo must ship UPS ground.
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Product ID Number
- Part No. 90250

Weight & Dimension
- Length: 2.5000
- Height: 1.2500
- Width: 2.5000
- Weight: 0.7460LB(s)

Bullet Specifications
- G1 Ballistic Coefficient: 0.1290
- G7 Ballistic Coefficient: 0.0000
- Minimum Twist: N/A
- Sectional Density: 0.1300

Bullet / Ammo Application
- Personal Defense

When lives are on the line, only the best will do. The best ammunition for personal defense just got better with the addition of Critical Defense® Rifle. Critical Defense® is engineered to deliver the pinnacle of threat-stopping power. The FTX® — at the forefront of Critical Defense® — maximizes the potential of a hollow point bullet. Its patented Flex Tip® aids expansion and eliminates clogging when passing through clothing. Nickel-plated cases increase visibility in low light situations. Low-flash propellants won’t disrupt night vision and deliver consistent performance, every time.


Thanks to its patented Flex Tip®, the FTX® expands reliably while avoiding the clogging that can plague other hollow point bullets when passing through heavy clothing and other barriers.


Critical Defense® ammunition was developed to provide the best performance for personal protection and is the ultimate choice for concealed carry firearms or self defense rifles. Bright nickel-plated cartridge cases ease chamber checks in reduced light, and low-flash propellants preserve night vision.


Nickel-plated cases resist corrosion and optimized propellants burn quickly to reduce recoil and limit muzzle flash, making Critical Defense® dependable in every situation.