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 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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