- 27% reduction in recoil
- 10” penetration through FBI heavy clothing test with .550-.590” expansion
- Same point of aim / point of impact as standard Critical Defense loads
Hornady Critical Defense Lite Ammunition was purpose built for defensive handgun use and is designed to deliver reliable and controlled expansion regardless of the target every time. Critical Defense Lite Ammunition is loaded with Hornady's FTX bullet which has a soft polymer insert that delivers superior controlled expansion and large, deep wound cavities over a wide range of velocities. Each round is loaded into a nickel plated brass case for increased visibility in low-light situations and premium low flash propellants that deliver proven performance, even in very short-barreled handguns that will not disrupt night vision. This load was developed for any shooter looking to minimize felt recoil of their lightweight, compact, personal protection revolver.
One of the unique features of this bullet is the PINK tip and pink ribbon packaging, Hornady is going to donate a portion of the proceeds on the sale of this ammunition to help fund breast cancer research.
Critical Defense Ammunition is:
- Unaffected by thick and heavy clothing, including denim and leather
- Loaded with FTX bullets that deliver superior controlled expansion and large, deep wound cavities over a wide range of velocities
- Loaded with clean burning and efficient propellants that reduce recoil in lightweight handguns, and perform consistently at all temperatures
- Exhibits minimal muzzle flash protect night vision
- Feeds reliably
- Silver nickel plating prevents corrosion and is easily visible in low light situations
- Bullets are custom designed for individual loads
- Effective, consistent, reliable self-defense ammunition
This ammunition was designed by Hornady to expand every single time. This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer primed, reloadable brass cases
- Caliber: 9mm
- Bullet Weight: 100 Grains
- Bullet Style: Flex Tip eXpanding
- Ballistic Coefficient: .110
- Sectional Density: .113
- Case Type: Nickel
- Muzzle Velocity: 1125 fps
- Muzzle Energy: 281 ft lb
- Test Barrel Length: 4"