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




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  • 3 Review(s)
  • Manufacturer Hornady Ammunition
  • Condition New
  • Bullet Weight 185 Grain
  • Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
  • Use Type Self Defense
  • Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
  • Quantity 20
  • Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto)
  • Manufacturer SKU 90900
  • Primer Type Boxer
  • Muzzle Velocity 900
  • Muzzle Energy 333
  • UPC Barcode 090255909005
  • Cost Per Round $0.95/ppr

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.

Ballistic Gel Testing


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.

Gel test results for Hornady Ammunition 185 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) 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
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
Expanded Weight (gr.) 183.3 183.4 183.7 183.8 184
Bullet Velocity (fps) 977 981 983 998 1004
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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.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    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.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    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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