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Hornady Critical Defense Handgun Ammo

   

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.380 Automatic Colt Pistol

90 Grain

Velocity (fps):
1000

Bullet Type:
Flex Tip

Quantity:
25 rounds
  • $22.99

  • SKU: 1590067

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.38 Special

110 Grain

Velocity (fps):
1010

Bullet Type:
Flex Tip

Quantity:
25 rounds
  • $23.99

  • SKU: 1590068

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.38 Special +P

110 Grain

Velocity (fps):
1090

Bullet Type:
Flex Tip

Quantity:
25 rounds
  • $23.99

  • SKU: 1590069

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9mm

115 Grain

Velocity (fps):
1140

Bullet Type:
Flex Tip

Quantity:
25 rounds
  • $22.99

  • SKU: 1590080

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.357 Magnum

125 Grain

Velocity (fps):
1500

Bullet Type:
Flex Tip

Quantity:
25 rounds
  • $26.99

  • SKU: 1699282

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.40 Smith & Wesson

165 Grain

Velocity (fps):
1175

Bullet Type:
Flex Tip

Quantity:
20 rounds
  • $23.99

  • SKU: 1699283

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.45 Automatic Colt Pistol

185 Grain

Velocity (fps):
1000

Bullet Type:
Flex Tip

Quantity:
20 rounds
  • $25.99

  • SKU: 1699284

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.38 Special

90 Grain

Velocity (fps):
1200

Bullet Type:
Flex Tip

Quantity:
25 rounds
  • $24.99

  • SKU: 1998477

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.45 Colt

185 Grain

Velocity (fps):
920

Bullet Type:
Flex Tip

Quantity:
20 rounds
  • $24.99

  • SKU: 1998479

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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 4.8 5 24 24
Prefect Prefect! Great when keeping Gun loaded. Ranked # 1 in 2009-2010! February 16, 2011
great for LCP works great in my Ruger LCP!!! really trust this ammo in a critical situation! January 19, 2011
Hornady Critical Defence Handgun Ammo After extensive research and talking to what I consider to be the right people I strongly feel that this ammo is one of, if not the best self defence rounds on the market today. January 17, 2011
Great Ammo Bought this for my LCP and it works great! The delivery was very fast as well. November 29, 2010
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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
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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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357 mag packs a good punch, i have killed deer out to 100 yards with the 357. thats my opinion
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Which 38 Spcl Load is +P?

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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?
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I talked with their representatives:
Item number 38-872-891-00 is not the +P.
Item number 38-872-892-00 is the +P
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can i use 357 mag in the ruger 38-357 rifel
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50 or 100
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Sure can. Should have no problems!!
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I carry a S&W Bodyguard .38 revolver. It's only 14 ounces, hamerless and easy pocket size. I wouldn't worry about the number of rounds the 380 holds. The FIRST shot better do the job.
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I purchased 38 Special caliber.
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.327 Federal Magnum
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Check out Item #38-403-532-00 for Hornady Critical Defense in .357Mag. Bass Pro also offers this ammo in .38 special and .38 special +p, but thay are currently out of stock.
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