50rds - 22 Mag Hornady Critical Defense 45gr. FTX Polymer Tip Ammo

$15.95
($0.32/ppr)

107 In stock

  • Casing Type Brass
  • Bullet Weight 45 Grain
  • Bullet Type Flex Tip (FTX)
  • Manufacturer Hornady Ammunition
  • Manufacturer SKU 83200
  • Muzzle Energy 100
  • Muzzle Velocity 1000
  • Primer Type Rimfire

Hornady Ammunition 45 Grain Flex Tip (FTX) Ammo Details



Founded in 1949, Hornady is a company with humble beginnings. Starting out as a simple two-man operation, the company's focus on innovation and performance has earned them respect in the industry. Today Hornady is a world leader in the ammunition production. An ideal choice for concealed carry and personal protection applications, Hornady’s Critical Defense line was developed to deliver dependable terminal performance. With this round you get the stopping power of a traditional hollow point without the clogging and inconsistencies often experienced with those rounds.



This package contains 50 rounds of Hornady Critical Defense .22 Magnum (WMR) ammunition. Each cartridge is loaded with a 45 grain FTX (Flex Tip Technology) bullet with a soft polymer insert for controlled expansion. These rounds are optimized for use in short barreled firearms and deliver superb accuracy and devastating terminal performance.



This ammunition is factory fresh, non-corrosive, and boxer primed. Cases are made of corrosion resistant nickel plated brass. With a bright silver color, these cases are highly visible, even in low light conditions, and offer smooth and reliable feeding and function. These rounds also feature clean-burning propellants for consistent performance, reduced recoil, and minimized muzzle flash. Leaving the muzzle at a velocity of 1000 feet per second, each round delivers a muzzle energy of 100 foot pounds.

Ballistic Gel Testing

We tested this Hornady Ammunition 22 Magnum (WMR) ammo by firing five rounds with a Ruger LCR with a 1.87-inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of 18.94-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.22-inches, retaining 100% 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 22 Magnum (WMR) ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 22 Magnum (WMR).

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

22 WMR self-defense ammo testing

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 50rds - 22 Mag Hornady Critical Defense 45gr. FTX Polymer Tip Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 50rds - 22 Mag Hornady Critical Defense 45gr. FTX Polymer Tip Ammo

How do the results for this Hornady Ammunition 22 Magnum (WMR) compare to other 22 WMR (22 Magnum) ?

50rds - 22 Mag Hornady Critical Defense 45gr. FTX Polymer Tip Ammo Gel Test Results
  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 14.9 15.8 19.5 20.5 24
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.22 0.22 0.22 0.22 0.22
Expanded Weight (gr.) 44.8 45 45 45 45
Bullet Velocity (fps) 1013 1036 1048 1054 1055
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