45 Colt 185 gr FTX® Critical Defense®

45 Colt 185 gr FTX® Critical Defense®
Test Barrel (3 V") Velocity (fps) / Energy (ft-lbs)
Muzzle 50 100
920/348 870/311 826/280

Hornady Critical Defense ammunition is the pinnacle in self defense ammunition

Loaded with patented FTX bullet, the 45 Colt  has been maximized for performance in the short-barreled platform of the Taurus Judge.  It offers expansion even through heavy clothing, delivering real man-stopping power.

The 45 Colt Critical Defense load has been maximized for performance in short-barreled platforms, and is a fantastic choice for the very popular Taurus Judge. The 45 Colt Critical Defense load offers real “man-stopping” power.

  • 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.


Bare Gelatin

Heavy Clothing



Details
Item Number 92790
Ballistic Coefficient (G1) .140
Sectional Density .129
Test Barrel Length (inches) 3 V
Quantity 20/BX
Price: $27.93
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