Hornady Critical Defense .380 Auto ammo was created for personal defense and provides reliable expansion and stopping power every time.
Critical Defense® handgun ammunition is built to meet the needs and requirements of individuals serving the law enforcement and military communities in a variety of specialized assignments. Whether serving in executive protection, undercover operations, backup weapon or off-duty carry, Critical Defense® provides controlled expansion while mitigating the liability of over penetration, which is a vital part of operating in these environments.
The patented FTX® technology used in Critical Defense® ammunition eliminates the clogging and inconsistent expansion and penetration that often plagues hollow point bullets. All Critical Defense® ammunition is loaded in nickel cases for improved feeding and increased visibility in low-light situations. Critical Defense® is unaffected by thick, heavy clothing (including denim and leather) and delivers superior controlled expansion with deep wound cavities over a wide range of velocities. Premium low flash propellants deliver proven performance that has been specifically tailored for short-barreled handguns. Critical Defense® is the most effective, consistent, and reliable ammunition available for use in these specialized environments!
25 Rounds Per Box
- Unaffected by thick and heavy clothing, including denim and leather.
- Patented FTX bullet delivers superior controlled expansion and large, deep wound cavities over a wide range of velocities.
- Clean burning and stable propellants reduce recoil in lightweight handguns, and perform consistently in all temperatures.
- Minimal muzzle flash protects night vision.
- Feeds reliably in all pistols.
- Shiny silver nickel plating prevents corrosion, and is easily visible in low light situations.
- Bullets are cannelured and crimped to avoid bullet setback.
- Bullets are custom designed for individual loads.
- The most effective, consistent, and reliable self-defense ammunition available today!
Shipping & Delivery
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NOTE: Because of UPS's shipping policy to HI and AK, Streicher's is not able to ship ammunition to these states. All ammunition must ship via ground shipping. Shipping costs are based on total dollar of the order. Standard ground shipping cost is $6.99 on order totals up to $99 then free ground shipping after that. Expedited shipping via air is available for a nominal fee, normal shipping restrictions apply. See our Return & Exchange Procedures.
I use this product as my primary carry ammo. I head up security operations at a Baptist church/school/seminary in Plymouth, MN. I have shot 100's of rounds through my .380 and I have never had a problem. It is the most consistent and accurate ammo I have ever shot. It is nice and lite but don't let the size and weight fool you. These things will stop a perp at 25ft, no problem. I hope I never get
I use these in a Beretta 84fs. If you go as low as a .380 you can't go wrong with these rounds.
I like the "slippery metal coating" on this ammo that let's it feed flawlessly in the cheaper weapons for concealed carry. Target loads occasionally jam and while these are too pricey for target practice, they have never jammed in my Keltec.
Very Similiar to the Corbon DPX (also a great ammunition), but cheaper. Same concept of polymer inside the hollow tip, keeps the round from being clogged by clothing, drywal etc, allowing for full expansion. This ammo us about 15-17 dollars cheaper and is an excellent round.