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25rds - .380 Auto Hornady Critical Defense 90gr. FTX Hollow Point Ammo [90080]

This is 380 Auto Hornady Critical Defense 90gr. FTX Hollow Point Ammo. 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. Conventional hollowpoint pistol bullets have always had issues with the cavity becoming clogged with fibers from clothing which rendered them very ineffective in terms of expansion in soft tissue after encountering the clothing barrier. Critical Defense eliminates this issue - guaranteed. Critical Defense ammo is so effective because of the soft polymer insert in the tip of the bullet. It is rigid enough to prevent clogging when passing through clothing, yet supple enough to deliver violent terminal performance when the bullet encounters soft tissue - EVERY single time. Additionally, all Critical Defense ammunition is loaded with nickel cases to eliminate corrosion and aid in low-light situations, plus its premium low flash propellants deliver maximum velocity, even in very short-barreled handguns. You can trust you and your family's safety to the only handgun ammunition specifically engineered to deliver 100% consistent performance every single time - Hornady Critical Defense. This ammo is nickel coated - brass cased, boxer primed, non-magnetic and non-corrosive. It comes packed in 25rd. boxes. Muzzle Velocity: 1000 fps.

25rds - .380 Auto Hornady Critical Defense 90gr. FTX Hollow Point Ammo Click to enlarge

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Current Reviews: 7

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by Wayne Ilfrey Date Added: Friday, May 11, 2012
This is my daily carry ammo for my Bersa Thunder 380. Feeds very well. I've shot 100+ rounds and not had any failures with this ammo. All the "sim tests" while anecdotal evidence still seems to show a good penetration and good expansion on this round. Recommend highly.

Quality: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
by ADAM KATZ Date Added: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
This is my preferred round out of my S&W Bodyguard 380. Out of 50 rounds down range I have had ZERO failure to feed or fire. If one is in doubt about this round check out Hornady's stats and results and you will be placing an order...

Quality: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
by TIMOTHY BRYANT Date Added: Sunday, July 31, 2011
I hate to give this ammo too harsh a review as this was my only experience with it but it has completely turned me off from this as a self defense load. The very first round that I attempted to fire out of my Smith and Wesson Bodyguard 380 failed to shoot and required a double strike to get it to fire. I thought it may've been a fluke but out of the 7 rounds I fired, three required multiple strikes. I feared my gun was the issue but then fired several magazines of other ammo I had on hand without a hiccup. Upon researching this issue online I found that others too have had issues with "hard primers" on this ammo. I think the concept is sound but if the bullet will not go off when you pull the trigger then it's useless as a self defense round in my book. Other boxes may not have this problem but I'm not willing to risk my life or money on any ammo that proved itself so unreliable during my first encounter with it.

Quality: 2 of 5 Stars! [2 of 5 Stars!]
by JAMES SHERWOOD Date Added: Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I was impressed with the way this stuff cycled and fired through my LCP. I have been looking around at different carry ammo for it and I liked this and the speer gold dots. I tried both side by side and noticed a little less felt recoil with this than the speer. Both seem like quality ammo. I need to shoot more before I decide this is what I will carry.

Quality: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Jerry Oglesbee Date Added: Sunday, August 1, 2010
EXCELLENT Micro Desert Eagle ammo. Performance is absolute Hornady perfection. The fact that Critical Defense in .380 seems to always be sold out and / or on back order anywhere and everywhere speaks for itself. It's wise to stock up a few boxes at every opportunity.

Quality: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Steve Heaphy Date Added: Monday, May 17, 2010
The FTX round is a nice choice for self defense (for the .380), it's designed not to plug while going through heavy clothing. Expansion and penetration are not as good as L.E ammo for the .380, but they do shoot accurately, reliably, and expansion was consistent. If you can't find Speer Gold Dots or Ranger Talons pick this stuff up, it will do the job.

Quality: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
by Kyle Helton Date Added: Saturday, January 24, 2009
I shot a box of this ammo through my PPK/S .380 with very good results. I shot a one inch group at 21 feet. I also shoot a few rounds into soft dirt to see how they perform. I was very impressed, penetration was good and the expansion looked exactly like it does on the box. This is the ammo I'll have in my concealed-carry.

Quality: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
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