20rds - .45 ACP Hornady Critical Defense 185gr. HP Ammo

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Hornady Ammunition 185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

This is 45 ACP Hornady Critical Defense 185gr. 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 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. It comes packed in 20rd. boxes.


  • Ammo Caliber
    45 ACP (Auto)
  • Manufacturer SKU
    90900
  • Primer Type
  • Muzzle Velocity
    1000
  • Muzzle Energy
  • UPC Barcode
    090255909005
  • Cost Per Round
    $1.85/ppr

Gel test Results

 

As you hunt for the best self-defense 45 ACP (Auto) ammo, we thought you might enjoy seeing the results of some testing we recently conducted with calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin.

We shot five of these Hornady Ammunition rounds through a four-layer cloth barrier using a Ruger SR45. The results are detailed in the video you see above as well as the photographs. Through the charts, you should get a great idea how this Hornady Ammunition ammo stacked up relative to other 45 ACP (Auto) ammo products available to American shooters.

To get a better sense of our tests, be sure to check out all the protocols we followed when conducting our tests to determine the best self-defense ammo.

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 20rds - .45 ACP Hornady Critical Defense 185gr. HP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 20rds - .45 ACP Hornady Critical Defense 185gr. HP Ammo

How do the results for this Hornady Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) compare to other 45 ACP?

20rds - .45 ACP Hornady Critical Defense 185gr. HP Ammo Gel Test Results

  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 13.2 13.4 13.9 14.4 16
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.6 0.62 0.62 0.62 0.64
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 183.3 183.4 183.7 183.8 184
Bullet Velocity (fps) 977 981 983 998 1004

Hornady Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) Ballistic Data

Hornady Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) Ammo Details

Barrel Length inches
3
Please be adviced that most of our ammo has been tested on 5 inches. Longer barrel increases the exit velocity of the bullet and the effective range of the bullet.
Please be adviced that most of our ammo has been tested on 5 inches. Longer barrel increases the exit velocity of the bullet and the effective range of the bullet.
Ballistics Coefficient (G1)
0.143
Ballistics Coefficient (G7)
0
Sectional Density
0.130
Muzzle 25 yds. 50 yds. 75 yds. 100 yds.
Velocity fps 1000 966 936 909 885
Energy ft lbs 411 383 360 340 322
Bullet drop inch n/a 0 -2.3 -7.1 -14.6

Trajectory Line Graph Hornady Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto)

Velocity / Energy Comparisons

Ammo Muzzle Velocity Muzzle Energy
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Sellier & Bellot Ammunition
#34
814 fps
#31
338.5 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Winchester Ammunition
#26
841 fps
#25
349 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Magtech
#35
809 fps
#33
334 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Fiocchi Ammunition
#30
827 fps
#24
350 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Remington Ammunition
#33
817 fps
#29
341 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) PMC Ammunition
#42
789 fps
#40
318 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Federal Ammunition
#20
856 fps
#13
374 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Tula Ammo
#24
850 fps
#17
369 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Blazer Brass
#41
794 fps
#38
322 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#15
899 fps
#34
332 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Winchester Ammunition
#39
800 fps
#37
327 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#13
909 fps
#5
422 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Wolf Ammunition
#23
850 fps
#18
369 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#21
856 fps
#14
374 ft lbs
185 Grain Semi-Wadcutter Federal Ammunition
#43
703 fps
#43
203 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Speer
#25
845 fps
#20
365 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Remington Ammunition
#22
853 fps
#16
372 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Remington Ammunition
#32
817 fps
#28
341 ft lbs
230 Grain Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Speer
#40
794 fps
#39
322 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#7
950 fps
#1
460 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Blazer
#36
808 fps
#32
334 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Armscor Precision Ammunition
#28
830 fps
#22
352 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Hornady Ammunition
#10
936 fps
#21
360 ft lbs
185 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Winchester Ammunition
#19
863 fps
#41
306 ft lbs
220 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Hornady Ammunition
#11
928 fps
#6
421 ft lbs
230 Grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Federal Ammunition
#29
828 fps
#23
350 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Black Hills Ammunition
#6
950 fps
#2
460 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#31
819 fps
#27
343 ft lbs
185 Grain Solid Copper Hollow Point (SCHP) Barnes Bullets
#8
944 fps
#19
366 ft lbs
230 Grain TSJ Federal Ammunition
#38
800 fps
#36
327 ft lbs
165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Federal Ammunition
#4
976 fps
#26
349 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Winchester Ammunition
#9
940 fps
#3
451 ft lbs
200 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Sig Sauer
#12
918 fps
#15
374 ft lbs
200 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Speer
#2
994 fps
#4
439 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Speer
#5
955 fps
#12
375 ft lbs
230 Grain Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Federal Ammunition
#37
803 fps
#35
329 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Hornady Ammunition
#14
908 fps
#7
421 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Remington Ammunition
#3
981 fps
#10
395 ft lbs
185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) PMC Ammunition
#27
836 fps
#42
287 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Winchester Ammunition
#17
882 fps
#9
397 ft lbs
155 Grain Frangible Federal Ammunition
#1
1008 fps
#11
388 ft lbs
200 Grain Semi-Wadcutter Black Hills Ammunition
#18
875 fps
#30
340 ft lbs
230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Winchester Ammunition
#16
893 fps
#8
408 ft lbs
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  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by KEVIN BAILIFF

    One of the best bullets I have used. Works great, with no jams in my 45acp Glock. I don't leave home without my clips loaded with this round.

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    posted on by KURTIS RADDATZ

    Luckily, I haven't had to use Personal Defense ammunition in an actual situation. But I sleep better, knowing that I've got a clip of these next to my Glock at night. In terms of defense, these Plasticized-tip hollow points are great. Accurate and Powerful, this is the only Personal Defense Round I trust.

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    posted on by JAY KAPUR

    Runs great in both of my Kimber 1911s. Price here at Ammunition To Go is much lower than at my local stores.

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