Please note: Supply chain interruptions have forced Hornady to temporarily load this ammunition with regular, non-plated brass cases.
When Joyce Hornady coined the phrase “ten shots through one hole” he was referring to the incredible importance of shot placement and tight grouping. He probably wasn’t thinking about the massive holes you can make with your .45 ACP, especially when you load it was defense rounds. Your .45 ACP is an effective self-defense weapon, both for personal carry and home defense. Testing shows it creates a devastatingly deep and substantially sized wound channel; bullets from common .45 ACP loads have tested with penetration depths of up to 27”. When you’re in a fight for your life, you want – no, you demand – one-shot stopping power, and with these Hornady defense rounds, your .45 ACP will be capable of all its usual impact, and then some.
The polymer insert in these defense rounds is Hornady’s Critical Defense FTX, Flex Tip Technology. The soft tip pushes back into the bullet when it hits its target, encouraging even greater expansion and energy transfer. Its penetrating power is unaffected by bulky clothing such as leather and denim and it includes multiple self-defense features. For example, it has minimal muzzle flash, which protects your night vision to preserve your ability to aim in the dark. And, to avoid setbacks, the bullets are cannelured and crimped. Hornady manufactures all their ammunition at their established plant in Grand Island, Nebraska.
These are medium-weight 185 grain rounds, so they can reach greater speeds while still delivering a serious impact. They have impressive muzzle velocity at 1,000 feet per second and a muzzle energy of 411 foot-pounds. There are 20 defense rounds in this box, which is just enough for you to keep your carry weapon loaded and also fire a few rounds to get comfortable with their greater power. And because they’re made with fresh brass and boxer primer, they can be reloaded. Don’t put your safety in the hands of just any ammunition. Trust Hornady’s Critical Defense to supply you with the firepower you need to protect yourself and your family.