25rds - 357 Mag Hornady Critical Defense 125gr. FTX Hollow Point Ammo


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Hornady Ammunition 125 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

Please note that Hornady is temporarily loading their Critical Defense cartridges with brass cases that are not plated with nickel.

This is 357 Mag Hornady Critical Defense 125gr. 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 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 premium low flash propellants that 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 comes packed in 25rd. boxes. Muzzle Velocity: 1500 fps.

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    357 Magnum
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Gel test Results

357 Magnum Gel Testing Protocol

We tested this Hornady 357 Magnum ammo using a Smith & Wesson 640 revolver with a snub-nose 2.125" barrel. Below, you can see the results of ballistic gel testing, including the raw data from our measurements after firing rounds from 10-feet away. For our testing, we used synthetic "Clear Ballistics" gelatin and a 4-layer barrier to help detect a bullet that might plug and not expand like most shooters would like from a self-defense round.

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

A new Hornady Critical Duty FTX 357 magnum bullet A fired Hornady Critical Duty FTX magnum bullet

How do the results for this Hornady Ammunition 357 Magnum compare to other Hollow Point?

25rds - 357 Mag Hornady Critical Defense 125gr. FTX Hollow Point Ammo Gel Test Results

Bullet Depth (in.) 15.5 15.6 16 16.8 20.4
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.5 0.52 0.53 0.56 0.57
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 123.5 123.8 124 124 124.8
Bullet Velocity (fps) 1134 1168 1175 1206 1274


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  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by USMCFrank

    Great round out of my Ruger LCR, my everyday carry with my everyday load.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Larry

    Fast delivery great ammo great price. Have purchased from Ammo To Go in the past and will again. Would recommend to anyone.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by DUSTIN KOERNER

    I completely agree. This ammo fires beautifully out of my LCR .357

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Nathan Homer

    This ammo is fantastic for small revolvers. I used it in my Ruger LCR and found it to be very accurate and the recoil is very manageable compared to some other rounds.

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