Since 1969

Personal defense and concealed carry ammunition is redefined with Hornady's new Critical Defense™ Ammuniton! The new Hornady Critical Defense™ ammunition is the pinnacle in self defense ammunition. Using a variation of the tip material used in the revolutionary LEVERevolution® line of ammunition, Hornady engineers were able to achieve 100% reliable expansion every single time.

Hornady Critical Defense Ammunition Cutaway
Critical Defense Features:
  • - The patented FTX bullet will expand EVERY TIME!
  • - Optimized propellants burn quickly, reduce recoil and limit muzzle flash to protect night vision.
  • - Shiny nickel cases resist tarnish and greatly enhance low-light chamber checks.
  • - Cannelured and crimped bullets to avoid setback.

This high-tech tip dramatically improves the ballistic coefficient, while still providing shock-absorbing safety in the magazine.The patented FTX™ bullet will expand reliably EVERY SINGLE TIME!
Hornady Critical Defense Ammunition FTX Bullet

Hornady Critical Defense Ammunition Gel Block
You may have never thought about the effects of fabric and clothing on the performance of personal defense ammo. But clothing, especially heavy clothing, has a lot to do with how the bullet expands upon impact.Hornady Critical Defense ammunition eliminates clogging with the use of their patented Flex Tip® bullet. The result is unrivaled bullet expansion and performance every single time!