45 Auto+P 220 gr FlexLock® Critical DUTY®

45 Auto+P 220 gr FlexLock® Critical DUTY®
Test Barrel (5") Velocity (fps) / Energy (ft-lbs)
Muzzle 50 100
975/464 927/420 887/384

CustomLite “Barrier Blind” performance from a 45 Auto!

Meeting the FBI protocol handgun ammunition terminal performance test requirements is no small task – especially with a bullet as large as .45 caliber – but Hornady engineers have succeeded! Featuring the 220 grain FlexLock® bullet, the Critical Duty 45 Auto+P delivers industry leading performance through all FBI established urban barriers.


The FlexLock® bullet features the Hornady exclusive Flex Tip® technology that prevents bullet clogging while enhancing barrier penetration and terminal performance. A massive jacket-to-core InterLock® band is used to lock the jacket and core together for high weight retention. Additionally, all Critical Duty® loads feature low-flash propellants and nickel plated cartridge cases with sealed primers and case mouths.

  1. Rugged 220 grain FlexLock® bullet
  2. Flex Tip® design prevents clogging and enhances barrier penetration
  3. InterLock® band locks the core and jacket
  4. Low-flash propellants
  5. Nickel plated cartridge cases


Critical DutyCritical Duty Packaging

Critical DUTY®

Law enforcement and tactical professionals now have a truly advanced, 21st century handgun ammunition solution that delivers the most consistent and reliable urban barrier performance ever created! The proven Flex Tip® design of the new FlexLock® bullet eliminates clogging and aids bullet expansion. Its large mechanical jacket-to-core InterLock® band works to keep the bullet and core from separating for maximum weight retention and proven terminal performance through all FBI test barriers.


What's the Difference?

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Item Number 90926
Weight 1.10 lbs
Ballistic Coefficient (G1) .180
Sectional Density .155
Test Barrel Length (inches) 5
Quantity 20/BX
US Patent No. 8,413,587 | 8,161,885
Price: $30.75
Purchase From Retailer
Photo Date Shooter Title Product
12/31/2015 Mark Dad's 1st hog 45 Auto+P 220 gr FlexLock® Critical DUTY®


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