What is 9mm FTX?

What is 9mm FTX?

9mm LUGER 115 gr FTX® Critical Defense® ammunition is optimized for executive protection, undercover operations, close quarters situations, or for use in backup weapons or off-duty carry. Personal defense ammunition is redefined with Hornady® Critical Defense® ammunition.

What is critical defense FTX?

Critical DEFENSE® = Backup. Weapons/Off-Duty Carry The patented FTX® bullet and associated Flex Tip® technology used in Critical DEFENSE® ammunition eliminates the clogging and inconsistent expansion and penetration that often plagues hollow point bullets.

Is Hornady Critical Defense the best?

Hornady’s Critical Duty loads are among the premier law enforcement loads in the world. Given a reliable handgun of good quality and at least 9mm caliber, you will be well armed.

What does FTX mean in ammo?

Flex Tip eXpanding
The Flex Tip eXpanding (FTX) bullet developed for Critical Defense ammunition looks like a traditional Jacketed Hollow Point (JHP) bullet whose cavity has been filled with a polymer plug.

What does Hornady FTX stand for?

Flex Tip technology
Flex Tip technology is the name Hornady has given to the bullet design in their FTX line of ammunition. This ammo line covers a wide range of calibers and name brands, and is a replacement for the old hollow points used for home defense and concealed carry weapons.

Are FTX bullets good?

FTX bullets are effective at any range, due to the way they expand on impact after penetrating skin and hide. Animals with especially tough skins, like hogs, will go down easier and faster with this line of ammunition.

What does FTX bullet mean?

Can you use 115 grain for self-defense?

While this particular cartridge is offered in various configurations, the most common is the 115 gr. full metal jacket (FMJ). This is an excellent round for practice, matches and informal “plinking.” However, it is a terrible choice for self-defense because of its penetration capability.

What are FTX bullets used for?

These bullets pierce the skin and hide of large animals like bucks, elk, bear and moose, and have high stopping power to put the animal down quickly. FTX bullets work at any range, and can also be used for hunting animals with especially tough hides, like hogs.

What does FTX mean on a bullet?

The Flex Tip eXpanding (FTX) bullet developed for Critical Defense ammunition looks like a traditional Jacketed Hollow Point (JHP) bullet whose cavity has been filled with a polymer plug.

What is an FTX round?