44 Special 165 gr FTX® Critical Defense®

44 Special 165 gr FTX® Critical Defense®
Test Barrel (2.5 V") Velocity (fps) / Energy (ft-lbs)
Muzzle 50 100
900/297 848/263 802/235

Hornady Critical Defense ammunition is the pinnacle in self defense ammunition

The Hornady Critical Defense line of personal defense ammunition has added 44 Special to the lineup. Loaded with the patented FTX bullet, these bullets offer expansion even through heavy clothing.

  • 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.
  • Feeds reliably in all 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 single time.


Inconsistent and unreliable performance from conventional hollow point bullets.


44 SPL shot through bare gelatin

44 SPL shot through heavy clothing



Details
Item Number 90700
Ballistic Coefficient (G1) .125
Sectional Density .127
Test Barrel Length (inches) 2.5 V
Quantity 20/BX
Price: $26.35
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