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Hornady Critical Defense Handgun Ammo
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Hornady Critical Defense Handgun Ammo
Comments: Purpose-built for concealed carry guns, Critical Defense redefines personal defense ammunition. Now available in 44 SPC and 45 Colt, these classic loads now benefit from the improved performance Flex Tip® technology offers.

Hornady Critical Defense Handgun Ammo

$20.99 - $24.99

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Hornady Critical Defense Handgun Ammo -Since their inception, conventional hollow point pistol bullets have performed well, but have never delivered 100% reliability especially in self-defense situations.

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Hornady Critical Defense Handgun Ammo - The patented Flex Tiptechnology 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 flash propellants deliver proven performance, even in very short barreled handguns, and won't disrupt your vision. Reliable expansion and dependable terminal performance can be counted on for concealed carry/personal protection.

  • 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

This is a highly effective defense round


I've shot a few different things with this round and was impressed by the expansion and performance. Definitely recommend. I carry these in my concealed carry.

Ogden, UT


Groups well


No jams or miss fires, cycles well through sig p238

Old Shasta ca


Good Ammo


I use this in my 30-30, works great in my old Winchester 93.

Boise, ID


Went right through an Elk


I have a Marlin guide gun with a big loop lever and an 18" barrel in 45-70. At 100 yards, the groups for the LeverEvolution bullet at 325 grains are not super tight. But this is a brush gun. I shot a cow elk at 75 feet with this round (after missing at 15 feet!). It entered the right lung at the rear and came out the left shoulder.

Denver, CO


Best levergun ammo ever


Used .32 Win. Spcl. in a restored 1893 Marlin with open sights. Fired a 3" group at 180 yds. (1.6 MOA). Chronographed at 2427 fps. Used this rifle and ammo to take a whitetail deer at 75 yds. One shot through the chest, meat in the freezer. Doesn't get any better.

Clovis, Ca.


No I will never buy these again ...


They were all over the paper , Could not get them to zero in ... Wasted money.




4.0 6


Item # Type Caliber Grains Pack Qty Velocity Brand Price Order Online
1243034 FTX .357 MAG 125 25 1200 Hornady $24.99
1217752 FTX .38 SPL 110 25 1010 Hornady $22.99
1318706 FTX .38 SPL 90 25 1200 Hornady $22.99
1217756 FTX .38 SPL +P 110 25 1090 Hornady $22.99
1217749 FTX .380 ACP 90 25 1000 Hornady $20.99
1243035 FTX .40 S&W 165 20 1175 Hornady $22.99
1243036 FTX .45 ACP 185 20 1000 Hornady $22.99
1217757 FTX 9MM 115 25 1140 Hornady $20.99
1407343 FTX 9MM 100 25 1125 Hornady $21.99
1269977 FTX 9 X 18MM MAK 95 25 1000 Hornady $21.99

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