Mas, First, thanks for providing such a great service. Have you heard of any shootings with the aforementioned round? What do you think of it's performance? From reading your previous posts and articles, I know you your prefer a hot mid weight loading for a 9mm but for someone like me who is not that experienced at shooting (particularly fast and accurate follow-up shots), the Critical Defense sounds like a good idea. Being that Hornady uses a 115 grain bullet for this load and it isn't particularly hot, it seems that it would have about the same recoil and POI as commonly available target loads, which is a plus. It's also pretty widely available in my area. For these reasons, if it performs well, I think it would be a good choice until I become more experienced. I'd appreciate any input. Thanks. PS: I'm using a full size S&W M&P9.