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.

45 COLT 185 gr. FTX® - Heavy Clothing

Total Penetration = 11.25"
Retained Percentage = 99%

Item Number 92790
Ballistic Coefficient (G1) .140
Sectional Density .129
Test Barrel Length (inches) 3 V
Quantity 20/BX
US Patent No. 8,161,885 | 8,413,587
Price: $28.52
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