Hornady® Critical Defense® Handgun Ammo
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- 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
The pinnacle of Hornady's self defense ammunition, Critical Defense handgun ammo combines quality propellents and design with the patented controlled expansion FTX bullet for effective, consistent, and reliable self-defense. Critical Defense round utilize Hornady's clean burning and stable propellants for reduced recoil, consistent performance in all temperatures, and minimal muzzle flash to protect night vision. Unaffected by thick and heavy clothing, these rounds feature Hornady's patented FTX bullet. The FTX's Flex Tip design delivers superior controlled expansion, flat trajectories, and large, deep wound cavities over a wide range of velocities. Critical Defense rounds are also expertly cannelured and crimped to avoid bullet setback, and feature a high visibility, shiny silver nickel plating to prevent corrosion. Feeds reliably in all pistols.
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 34
Rated 5 out of 5 by PhilaFred A little more punch for emergencies
Like most of us, we shoot .38 special most of the time in our .357 and .38 revolvers. Especially for plinking or Cowboy Action.
But my wife is more comfy with a revolver than a semi for home defense, so we keep a revolver handy for her in the bedroom and near the front door.
.357 has too much penetration for home interior defensive applications, but the new .38 +P from Hornady fits the bill nicely. More punch, but without the dangers of over-penetration. And also, can be shot out of a snubbie only rated for .38 special.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by iwishiwashunting rare ammo
this item was found only because the clerk was stocking ammo when i happened to be in the store. I think the rush on ammo is stupid and only serves to raise the price
October 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bubba7 Inventory is getting better
Been looking for these for the past 6 months. Lately BPS has been the best source for ammo - at least for what I'm looking for. Superfast shipping.
September 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nuke01 An excellent personal defense round
I really liked what I saw from both Hornady's and independent test results for Critical Defense. It's one of my 3 or 4 favorite personal defense rounds that I keep loaded in various calibers.
September 18, 2013
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