30 Carbine 110 GR FTX Critical Defense®

30 Carbine 110 GR FTX Critical Defense®
Velocity (fps) / Energy (ft-lbs)
Muzzle 100 200 300
2000/977 1601/626 1279/399 1067/278
Trajectory (inches)
Muzzle 100 200 300
-0.90 0.00 -12.90 -47.20

An American classic is now reborn – featuring 21st Century ballistic technology and the Hornady exclusive advantage provided by the patented Flex Tip® design of the 30 caliber 110 grain FTX® bullet. This design routinely delivers 15" of penetration in ballistic gelatin tests. At 2000 fps, this Critical Defense offering redefines the performance of the storied M1 Carbine – DRAMATICALLY!


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Hornady Critical Defense ammunition is the pinnacle in self defense ammunition

  • Unaffected by thick and heavy clothing, including denim and leather.
  • Patented FTX bullet delivers superior controlled expansion and large, deep wound cavities over a wide range of velocities.
  • Clean burning and stable propellants reduce recoil in lightweight handguns, and perform consistently in all temperatures.
  • Minimal muzzle flash protects night vision.
  • Shiny silver nickel plating prevents corrosion, and is easily visible in low light situations.
  • Bullets are cannelured and crimped to avoid bullet setback.
  • Bullets are custom designed for individual loads.
  • The most effective, consistent, and reliable self-defense ammunition available today!


Critical Defense provides reliable expansion every single time.

Inconsistent and unreliable performance from conventional hollow point bullets.

Item Number 81030
Ballistic Coefficient (G1) .178
Sectional Density .166
Quantity 25/Box
Price: $32.60
Purchase From Retailer
Photo Date Shooter Title Product
12/14/2012 John Eight Point from Arkansas with .45-70 30 Carbine 110 GR FTX Critical Defense®
01/09/2017 Jason Holloman 30 Carbine test 30 Carbine 110 GR FTX Critical Defense®

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