22 WMR 45 gr FTX® Critical Defense®

22 WMR 45 gr FTX® Critical Defense®
Test Barrel (1 7/8 V") Velocity (fps) / Energy (ft-lbs)
Muzzle 50 100
1000/100 926/86 868/75


Rifle (24" Barrel) Velocity (fps) / Energy (ft-lbs)
Muzzle 100 200
1700/289 1222/149 980/96


22WMR packagingHigh Performance Hornady FTX® Bullets

Unaffected by thick and heavy clothing, the 45 gr. FTX bullet delivers superior controlled expansion and terminal ballistics comparable to the 380 Auto Critical Defense load. It offers superb accuracy and devastating terminal performance in a a rifle.


Optimized for short-barreled firearms, the 22 WMR features clean burning propellants with low flash and blast to help protect night vision.

Highest Quality Cases

Silver nickel-plated cases prevent corrosion and are easily visible in low-light situations.


22 WMR Critical Defense & 380 Auto Critical Defense

Comparison-22wmr and 380 auto critical defense
mushroomThe top bullet is a 380 Auto 90 gr. Critical Defense round at 896 fps from a 2.75" barrel Ruger LCP. The bottom bullet is a 22 WMR 45 gr. Critical Defense round from a S&W 351 PD with a 1-7/8" barrel at 1038 fps.


Hornady Critical Defense is the most effective, consistent and reliable self-defense ammunition on the market.

What's the Difference?

Item Number 83200
Ballistic Coefficient (G1) .110
Sectional Density .128
Test Barrel Length (inches) 1 7/8" V
Quantity 50/Bx
US Patent No. 8,161,885 | 8,413,587
Price: $17.57
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Personal Defense Breakthrough By Dick Metcalf, Executive Technical Editor of Shooting TimesDownload
Photo Date Shooter Title Product
03/05/2013 Jeff 22 WMR Critical Defense 22 WMR 45 gr FTX® Critical Defense®


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