Greetings everyone, Yesterday my copy of "American Rifleman" showed up and I just finished reading an artical about the new (or new to me) "Critical Duty" rounds put out by Hornady. 9mm Luger (135g) 9mm Luger + P (135g) 40 S&W (175g) http://www.hornady.com/ The artical stated that the 9mm barrier test were done through a G17, and the accuracy/consistency test through a 4" Springfield Armory XD. very good artical and report about this new "FlexLock" non-bonded bullet. Too many details to list here but one interesting fact is the bullet weight... "Unlike Critical Defense's FTX's, Critical Duty's FlexLock bullets are noticeably heavy-for-caliber. For example, in the 9mm Luger and 9mm Luger +P loads a 135-gr. version is used, and in .40 S&W the projectile weighs 175 grs." "Heavy for caliber is a function of the barriers that are expected to be defeated and yet have the bullet still achieve a minimum of 12" of gelatin penetration." "Lightweight bullets do not have the momentum to defeat barriers and achieve the required penetration depth." Because of the bullets weights and the standard propellants used, recoil is more noticeable than with Critical Defense; however, it is by no means intolerable." I am a Hornady fan - like their 124 gr. bullets for reloading and finished ammo so this seems to be a step in the right direction for personal defense ammo, something that I will certianly have to investigate. Just thought I'd toss this out here and see what you folks think.