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The pinnacle of Hornady's self defense ammunition, Hornady® 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.
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
Hornady® Critical Defense® Handgun Ammo
This ammo is amazing. I personally put it head to head with several other "top of the line" hollow points and personal defense rounds and Hornady won hands down. It maintains almost 100% retention while creating a wound cavity that is devestating. I replaced the ammo that I was using in my concealed carry weapon with the Hornady rounds the same day I performed the field tests. This ammo feeds well and has not given me any mechanical problems. It is also very affordable.
February 28, 2011
I have had a hard time finding pistol ammo due to the right to carry law change in our state. Exactly what I have been trying to get. Bass Pro is a great, dependable supplier of the needs of a true sportsman.
February 23, 2011
The ammo worked flawlessly in my Sig Sauer P238 .380 auto.
February 21, 2011
Hornady ammo has become my preferred ammo of choice when it comes to ammo that counts.
I have run the critical defense 380 ACP ammo through my Coyote Special Ruger LCP without issues and is the ammo that I keep in the chamber and mags while carrying (yes, I have my CHL). While I understand the limitations of the 380 ACP cartridge, I feel that the Hornady Critical Defense ammo makes the cartridge a viable choice in concealed carry so as I do not have to carry a larger frame firearm. In turn I carry more often as the firearm isn't any larger than my wallet or work smart phone.
I also keep the 45 ACP Hornady Critical Defense ammo in the mags for my 1911 at the house.
February 16, 2011
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.
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