When lives are on the line, only the best will do.
Since their inception, conventional hollow point pistol bullets have performed well, but have never delivered 100% reliability especially in self-defense situations. The patented Flex Tip® technology used in Critical Defense® ammunition eliminates the clogging and inconsistency that often plagues hollow point bullets. Hornady® achieved this by using the same tip material as used in LEVERevolution® ammunition.
All Critical Defense® ammunition is loaded in nickel cases for increased visibility in low-light situations. Premium low fl ash propellants deliver proven performance, even in very shortbarreled handguns, and won't disrupt your vision. Reliable expansion and dependable terminal performance can be counted on for concealed carry/personal protection.
PURPOSE-BUILT FOR CONCEALED CARRY GUNS
Unaffected by thick and heavy clothing, including denim and leather.FTX® bullet delivers superior controlled expansion and large, deep wound cavities over a wide range of velocities.Clean burning and efficient propellants reduce recoil in lightweight handguns, and perform consistently at all temperatures.Minimal muzzle flash protects night vision.Feeds reliably in pistols.Silver nickel plating prevents corrosion and is easily visible in low light situations.Bullets are custom designed for individual loads.The most effective, consistent, and reliable concealed carry ammunition available today!
|H.I.T.S. # (100 Yard Value)||153|
|Ballistic Coefficient (G1)||.129|
|Test Barrel Length (inches)||4|
|US Patent No.||8,161,885 | 8,413,587|
Critical DEFENSE® = Personal Protection/Concealed Carry
Critical DEFENSE® handgun ammunition was developed to provide the best performance for DEFENSIVE or PERSONAL PROTECTION SITUATIONS and is the ultimate choice for any short barreled, concealed carry style firearm.
The FTX® bullets loaded in all Critical Defense® handgun ammunition are designed to expand and provide the terminal performance needed for close encounters often associated with personal protection situations. Additionally, Critical DEFENSE® is not intended for use in extreme (law enforcement) situations that require superior barrier performance.* However, the FTX® bullet will expand reliably and will not clog like standard hollow point bullets when fired through heavy clothing.* In addition, Critical DEFENSE® ammunition IS optimized for short barreled, concealed carry style handguns and will not deliver excessive recoil and associated “muzzle flip.”
*As defined by the “FBI Protocol” handgun ammunition tests.