NEW Hornady® Critical Defense® Handgun Ammo
- Effective, consistent, and reliable self-defense from Hornady
- Patented FTX bullet with Flex Tip design
- Controlled expansion, flat trajectories, and large, deep wound cavities over a wide range of velocities
- Clean burning and stable propellants for reduced recoil and consistent performance in all temperatures
- Minimal muzzle flash to protect night vision
- Cannelured and crimped to avoid bullet setback
- High visibility silver nickel plating to prevent corrosion
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 26 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kraz good stuff great ammo for personal defense. this is my favorite winter carry ammo. very dependable. it may not have the most knockdown power, but it expands pretty much every time. October 7, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Drwbuckshot Solid Performing ammo This ammo works very well in my .357 ruger, model SP 101 revolver. Overall power and accuracy are as described by the manufacturer. That is a must for where I currently live along the South Texas/Mexico Border. This is the ammo that I carry in all my concealed carry/personal defense handguns. Good buy! August 29, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by grumpy73505 Critical Defense I ordered .45, .380 and 9mm in this ammo. Have magazines loaded. Haven't not shot any - don't intend to, unless threatened. I'm sure it will do the job. August 21, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by biker4751 Hornady Critical Defense It's impossible to properly review this product in terms of its designers' criteria as I haven't had occasion to shoot anyone. Nevertheless, the ammo represents a great deal of analytical thought and engineering with respect to getting the bullet through the clothing cleanly and then expanding to create a substantial ballistic wound channel. For a full description see the Hornady website. That said, on the one day that I shot this ammo at the range I was less accurate with my J-frame S&W than I usually am. I might have been having a bad day. Otherwise, the ammo appeared well made, packaged, and every round fired (no squib loads). However, if accuracy is your goal I'd recommend something else, like a Match Grade bullet. July 21, 2011
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Details:My neighbor told me that bear prints were found near my cabin in the woods. For protection, which ammo would be best to have? Just in case! Thanks, Bill
A:When I hike in the woods, I carry my .45acp, but I wouldn't go buy a .45acp if I had a .357 mag. Just load it with the hottest ammo you can find. I don't know KY laws, but if you shoot a black bear in TN out of season you got a whole mess of trouble. Look up your state regs and call your local game warden and ask him to come to your property and show you how to bear proof it.
A:The 45 ACP was originaly designed for the military in 1911 for Knock Down power. However 100 years later the 357 mag will do the same job. I carry a Ruger GP100 (357 mag and .38) when in deep woods without a rifle.
Details:Of the two 38 Hornady Critical Defense special Loads listed, 38-872-891-00 and 38-872-892-00, which is +P and which is standard pressure/velocity?
A:Per SAMMI specs all 38 Spl +P loads are higher pressure than regular 38 Spl loads
Details:can i use 357 mag in the ruger 38-357 rifel
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