9mm 90GR Extreme Defense

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9mm Luger 90gr extreme defense 

NOT Extreme penetration

Avg. 1350 FPS

Ammunition Real World Solutions for Real World Situations 

Made from solid copper, EXD is a new forged bullet is “barrier blind”. It easily punches through barriers including sheet metal, auto glass, and bone while maintaining the ability to effectively transfer energy to the target. The EXD creates massive amounts of drag within soft targets and was designed from the ground up to meet the FBI’s specifications for bullet performance and penetration. Rather than using the bullet’s energy to initiate expansion, like a traditional deforming hollow point, the EXD redirects fluid radially away from the projectile’s path through “flutes” on the bullet. The massive pressure difference created by the flutes concentrates fluid, as well as bone/tissue fragments, and rapidly accelerates them into its surroundings. By using a design that doesn’t rely on expansion, the EXD is able to provide more consistent and predictable performance across a wide range of situations.
See ballistic results from FBI testing. 

The XD ammunition has an optimized nose flute, total weight, and velocity to achieve a penetration depth range of 18 inches with a permanent wound cavity (PWC) that is just simply enormous; no other expanding hollow point comes close to achieving anywhere near this diameter and volume. Not only is the PWC over 100% larger than any other expanding bullet, it is near barrier blind, ignoring wallboard, sheet metal, and automotive glass.

We were able to accomplish this quantum leap in terminal performance at the same time while reducing recoil. The terminal performance achieved is quickly approaching that of 5.56 rifle performance and that is an incredible feat.


  • Caliber: 9mm 
  • Bullet Weight: 90 grain XD
  • Bullet Style: Forged solid copper
  • Muzzle Velocity: 1350 FPS
  • Muzzle Energy: 400 ft.-lbs.
  • Case Type: New Brass cases 
  • Primer Type: Match grade Boxer
  • Corrosive: No
  • Rounds: 20
  • Match pistol powder 



Some good articles of why ammo is gone and so expensive.

Click here  article in Guns and Ammo magazine

Click here article from Recoil magazine 

Click here  article on primer shortages Guns and Ammo magazine



Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Dustin Hamilton
Very Happy!!

Great ammo and arrived very quick!! Very happy!!

Jonathan Bellamy
My go-to self defense round!

My local firearms instructor/trainer and friend turned me on to Grind Hard, We shoot a lot of ammo with him and other friends. We have found this Xtreme Defender round from Grind Hard to check all the boxes for a great self defense round. This is a solid monolithic round, so there is no problem penetrating intermediate barriers, nor will it deform when (smashing through) bone. This round typically gets 18"-22" penetration in Gel, whether used in bare gel, or though layers of clothing and even car doors and windshields. (Barrier Blind ammo) We all carry it in our EDC guns. I can recommend this ammunition without reservation.

Rodrigo Monch
1000 M9A4 Test

Amazing performance, zero round defects!

Great Carry Ammo

I love this stuff not only does it look cool but i got 2 inch groups at 25 yds with my XDS will be buying more!

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