Don’t get hung up on the “Handgun Hunter” label. This 9mm +P ammo by Hornady is great for wasting varmints with an AR-15, no doubt about it, but you could do far worse and not much better for self-defense with a handgun as well!
This overpressure round puts the multi-faceted performance of Hornady’s MonoFlex on full display. It is a monolithic bullet – or solid copper, in plain speak – so it’s legal for hunting in places where lead is banned by law. A copper bullet has several other virtues. It can’t worsen a firearm’s accuracy by clogging its barrel with lead residue. It’s also highly accurate for having such a uniformly dense body.
The MonoFlex’s jacketless, all-copper construction greatly helps its terminal performance too. This is a rugged bullet, capable of losing almost none of its weight as it resists fragmenting apart while boring into flesh and bone. An intact bullet is a bullet with more momentum – more momentum, deeper penetration!
The MonoFlex’s nose cavity is filled with malleable elastomer. This not only keeps it from congesting with fur or fabric on impact to preserve its ability to expand, but furthermore facilitates wide expansion as the elastomer forces itself downward into the bullet. Reliable terminal expansion like that is of as much utility for hunting as it is for personal protection.
Hornady loads a mighty fine cartridge with high quality and dependable components. Do take note that this is a +P round, though. It is loaded to a higher pressure to deliver a flatter trajectory as well as more energy on impact. It will wear out a semi-automatic firearm’s moving parts faster. Most modern 9mm handguns can run 9mm +P ammo as well. If you’re not sure about your own firearm, please tell us what you’ve got in the Q&A! We’re happy to check for you.
|Bullet Weight||115 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Solid Copper Hollow Point (SCHP)|
|Ammo Caliber||9mm Luger (9×19)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1100|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||309|
|Cost Per Round||$1.60 per round|