Hornady Awarded FBI Service Ammunition Contract for 9mm+P


    Hornady has recently been awarded an FBI Service Ammunition Contract for 9mm+P rounds. This is the 2nd contract that they have secured with the FBI in the last 2 years. The first being for their Critical Duty .40 S&W 175 Grain Flexlock ammunition in 2017. This newly acquired contract is for Critical Duty 9mm+P 135 Grain Flexlock.

    The newest contract is under the agreement terms of Fixed Price Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ). Also agreed upon within the contract, aside from the Critical Duty service ammunition, are training and frangible ammunition as well.

    FBIJason Hornady, vice president of Hornady Manufacturing Company, had these elated words to share about the news:

    Being awarded this contract by the FBI is a significant moment in our company’s history. We’ve worked tirelessly to develop the finest law enforcement ammunition products on the market. Knowing that the FBI relies on our ammunition is a testament to the innovation and tenacity exhibited by all the hard-working people at Hornady. We’re extremely proud to be selected by the FBI.

    The Critical Duty round has performed great in traditional consumer sales and is bolstering its resume with law enforcement over the course of multiple calibers now. An intelligent blend of quality components is the recipe for Critical Duty‘s continued success.

    • Nickel Plated Casings
    • Flexlock Bullet
    • Interlock Band on Bullet mated with Crimped Cases
    • High-Antimony Lead Core makes for a much Tougher yet Controlled Expansion
    • Muzzle Velocity: 1,110 FPS
    • Muzzle Energy: 369 FT/LBS


    Hornady currently offers 7 different calibers in 8 different varieties to consumers under their Critical Duty line of ammunition. Spanning from 9mm to .45 Auto+P, it is a respectable blanket coverage of the typical calibers you might see employed or used by law enforcement.

    • 9mm Luger
    • 9mm Luger+P
    • .357 Magnum
    • .357 SIG
    • .40 S&W
    • 10mm
    • .45 Auto+P

    Have you personally used any of Hornady’s Critical Duty ammunition? Good or bad experiences?

    We would love to hear your feedback in the comments!

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