250rds – 38 Special +P Hornady Critical Defense 110gr. FTX Ammo


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Hornady Ammunition 110 Grain Flex Tip (FTX) Ammo Details

This is 38 Special Hornady Critical Defense 110gr. +P 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 hollow point 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 factory fresh reloadable brass cases, 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.

  • Manufacturer
  • Condition
  • Bullet Weight
    110 Grain
  • Bullet Type
    Flex Tip (FTX)
  • Use Type
    Self Defense
  • Casing Type
  • Quantity
  • Ammo Caliber
    38 Special
  • Pressure
  • Manufacturer SKU
  • Primer Type
  • Muzzle Velocity
  • Muzzle Energy
  • UPC Barcode
  • Cost Per Round

Gel test Results

We tested this Hornady Ammunition 38 Special ammo by firing five rounds with a S&W 640 with a -inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of 14.64-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.47-inches, retaining 99% of the projectile's original weight.

On this page, you'll see video of our tests including photographs that detail the ammunition before/after firing it through a four-layer barrier into gelatin. Also, you'll see how this Hornady Ammunition 38 Special ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 38 Special.

To read more about our testing procedures and processes, please head here.

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 250rds – 38 Special +P Hornady Critical Defense 110gr. FTX Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 250rds – 38 Special +P Hornady Critical Defense 110gr. FTX Ammo

How do the results for this Hornady Ammunition 38 Special compare to other Hollow Point?

250rds – 38 Special +P Hornady Critical Defense 110gr. FTX Ammo Gel Test Results

Bullet Depth (in.) 12.1 14.7 15 15.4 16
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.45 0.47 0.47 0.48 0.48
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 109.3 109.4 109.5 109.5 109.5
Bullet Velocity (fps) 946 947 959 974 977


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