40 S&W 165 gr FTX® Critical Defense®

40 S&W 165 gr FTX® Critical Defense®
Test Barrel (4") Velocity (fps) / Energy (ft-lbs)
Muzzle 50 100
1175/506 1066/416 990/359
3" Springfield XD Barrel Velocity (fps) / Energy (ft-lbs)




1055/408 979/351 921/311

Hornady Critical Defense ammunition is the pinnacle in self defense ammunition

  • Unaffected by thick and heavy clothing, including denim and leather.
  • 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.
  • Feeds reliably in pistols.
  • 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!

What's the Difference?

Critical Defense provides reliable expansion every time.

Inconsistent and unreliable performance from conventional hollow point bullets.

40 S&W 165 gr. FTX® - Heavy Clothing

Total Penetration = 11.5"
Retained Percentage = 100%

Item Number 91340
Weight 0.78 lbs
Ballistic Coefficient (G1) .145
Sectional Density .147
Test Barrel Length (inches) 4"
Quantity 20/BX
US Patent No. 8,161,885 | 8,413,587
Price: $28.72
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