410 Critical Defense® 2 1/2"


Delivering effective shot patterns that place all projectiles on a man-sized target at seven yards, the Critical Defense® 410 features a unique Triple Defense™ projectile stack consisting of two 35 caliber round balls topped with one non-jacketed FTX® slug.

Unique to the Critical Defense 410, the 41 caliber FTX® slug actually engages the gun's rifling, and contacts the target nose-on, enabling the patented Hornady Flex Tip® technology to assist in expansion for greatly enhanced terminal performance. Each 35 caliber round ball is made of high antimony, cold swaged lead to resist deformation and provide excellent penetration. The 410 Critical Defense is loaded to 750 fps at the muzzle with 294 ft lbs of energy.

Critical Defense® 410 Triple Defense™ - - -
you be the JUDGE!

  1. Triple Defense™ projectile column
  2. Unique 41 caliber FTX® slug
  3. TWO 35 caliber high antimony lead round balls

Before and After

Flex Tip technology assists in expanding the slug for enhanced terminal performance and the round balls penetrate the target at 7 yards.


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What's the Difference?


Critical Defense provides reliable expansion every single time.

Inconsistent and unreliable performance from conventional hollow point bullets.



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