250rds - 38 Special Hornady Critical Defense 110gr. FTX Ammo


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  • Manufacturer Hornady Ammunition
  • Condition New
  • Bullet Weight 110 Grain
  • Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
  • Use Type Self Defense
  • Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
  • Quantity 250
  • Ammo Caliber 38 Special
  • Manufacturer SKU 90310
  • Primer Type Boxer
  • Muzzle Velocity 1010
  • Muzzle Energy 249
  • UPC Barcode 10090255903109
  • Cost Per Round $0.82/ppr

Hornady Ammunition 110 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

This is 38 Special Hornady Critical Defense 110gr. 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.

Ballistic Gel Testing


In hopes of giving ourselves and our customers a better idea how this 38 Special self-defense ammo would perform if called upon in a self-defense scenario, we tested dozens of the best selling hollow points on the market.

We fired five rounds of this Hornady Ammunition 38 Special ammo through a cloth barrier into Clear Ballistics calibrated synthetic gelatin and recorded the results. For these tests, we used a S&W 640 with a 2.125-inch barrel. In the photos, graphics and video on this page, you can see specifically how the Hornady Ammunition ammo performed and how it sticks up with the rest of the 38 Special ammo we have tested so far.

To read more about our testing procedures and discover what round makes the best self-defense ammo for you head to this page.

Hornady Ammunition 110 Grain 38 Special ammunition fired into ballistic gelatin

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

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

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

250rds - 38 Special Hornady Critical Defense 110gr. FTX Ammo Gel Test Results
Bullet Depth (in.) 13.5 13.7 14.9 15.3 16.5
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.36 0.45 0.45 0.48 0.55
Expanded Weight (gr.) 109 109 109.3 109.6 110
Bullet Velocity (fps) 801 805 808 855 876
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