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“Ten bullets through one hole” was the philosophy of Joyce Hornady, the company’s founder. This great idea of accuracy and perfection has continued from the first bullet made more than sixty years ago, right through today.
Like so many successful companies, Hornady Manufacturing was born out of one man’s vision of a better product for his own use. Joyce Hornady was an avid shooter and needed a steady supply of good, accurate bullets. While commercially available bullets were usable, Joyce felt that better bullets could be made.
Since their inception, conventional hollow point pistol bullets have performed well, but have never delivered 100% reliability especially in self-defense situations. The patented Flex Tip® technology used in Critical Defense® ammunition eliminates the clogging and inconsistency that often plagues hollow point bullets. Hornady® achieved this by using the same tip material as used in LEVERevolution® ammunition.
All Critical Defense® ammunition is loaded in nickel cases for increased visibility in low-light situations. Premium low flash propellants deliver proven performance, even in very short barreled handguns, and won’t disrupt your vision. Reliable expansion and dependable terminal performance can be counted on for concealed carry/personal protection.
Purpose-Built For Concealed Carry Guns
-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 efficient propellants reduce recoil in lightweight handguns, and perform consistently at all temperatures.
-Minimal muzzle flash protects night vision.
-Feeds reliably in pistols.
-Silver nickel plating prevents corrosion and is easily visible in low light situations.
-Bullets are custom designed for individual loads.
-The most effective, consistent, and reliable concealed carry ammunition available today!