45 Auto 185 gr FTX® Critical Defense®

45 Auto 185 gr FTX® Critical Defense®
Test Barrel (5") Velocity (fps) / Energy (ft-lbs)
Muzzle 50 100
1000/411 936/360 883/321
3" Barrel Velocity (fps) / Energy (ft-lbs)
Muzzle 50 100
900/333 853/299 810/270

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.

45 AUTO 185 gr. FTX® - Heavy Clothing

Total Penetration = 13.75"
Retained Percentage = 99%

Item Number 90900
Weight 0.92 lbs
Ballistic Coefficient (G1) .140
Sectional Density .130
Test Barrel Length (inches) 5"
Quantity 20/BX
US Patent No. 8,161,885 | 8,413,587
Price: $29.91
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Personal Defense Breakthrough By Dick Metcalf, Executive Technical Editor of Shooting TimesDownload
Photo Date Shooter Title Product
05/17/2012 Doug excellent service 45 Auto 185 gr FTX® Critical Defense®


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