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 



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Click here  article in Guns and Ammo magazine

Click here article from Recoil magazine 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
Neill Mcgowan
Phenomenal quality

Love it! Great deal and unbelievable shipping turn around. I know where all my ammo is coming from now

Juan Torres


Brandon Norris
Awesome self defense ammo

Great ammo, not just this but everything grind hard ammo sells

Earl Worboys
Super-Fast Shipping!

2nd order and it was FLAWLESS!

Chris C
Self Defense Ammo for a Sub-Compact 9mm

Very pleased with Grind Hard ammo. The 9mm 90 grain Extreme Defense ammo is accurate and I have had no issues with it cycling with my compact and full size handguns, as well as my AR-9 pistol (11 inch barrel). This ammo is my choice for my EDC compact 9mm as it softens the recoil snap that comes with a small gun and seems to be as effective, or more, than hollow points. I will be using it with all of my 9mm guns. (I am also equally pleased with the .223 62 grain Chaos ammo for my AR-15 pistol, and looking forward to testing Grind Hard's 6.5 Creedmoor 131 grain Chaos very soon.)