Hornady Critical Defense Handgun Ammo .38 SPL +P 25-Rounds 110 Grain Flex Tip eXpanding

$22.99

Self defense ammo is just as important as your choice of self defense gun, if not more so. Ensuring you are able to safely and cleanly discharge your firearm reliably is paramount to being secure while carrying. These rounds are a great choice for anyone looking for that reliability in their ammo!

Description

Hornady Critical-Defense Handgun Ammo +P 25-Rounds 110-Grain

Critical Defense Handgun Ammo Features

Hornady’s Critical Defense ammunition is loaded in nickel-plated 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 and personal protection. The patented FTX bullet expands reliably and resists clogging when fired through heavy clothing and utilizes Flex Tip technology which eliminates the clogging and inconsistency.

Critical Defense Handgun Ammo Specifications
Brand Hornady
Category Centerfire Handgun Rounds
Caliber 38 Special
Model Critical Defense
Bullet Weight 110 gr
Rounds Per Box 25
Casing Material Nickel-Plated Brass
Application Performance, Protection
Boxes Per Case 10
Bullet Type Flex Tip eXpanding
Muzzle Energy 290 ft lbs
Muzzle Velocity 1090 fps
Rating +P
CALIBER .38 SPL
CAPACITY 25
CONDITION New in Box
MANUFACTURER PART NUMBER 90311
MODEL Critical Defense Handgun Ammo
TYPE Handgun Ammo
UPC 090255903119. Hornady Critical-Defense Handgun Ammo +P 25-Rounds 110-Grain

Winchester come in WSP, WLP, WSR, and WLR flavors – small pistol, large pistol, small rifle and large rifle. They use the same primer for standard and magnum loads, which in essence means they are all magnum primers, and they act that way on a chronograph, with larger standard deviation in velocity than I get with a standard primer from CCI.

My preference in primers for standard loads is CCI, and generally speaking in a good load I can get standard deviations in velocity in the high single digits or low teens, where the same load may have and SD of 25-30 with a Winchester primer.

I’ve had good luck using CCI primers. From what I understand CCI bench rest primers are usually easier to ignite than their regular, magnum and military style primers. And the military and magnum primers need a harder strike to ignite.

I had my best groups at 100 yards using CCI BR primers in my AR-15 in 5.56. However, I don’t recommend using them in an AR because they would be the ones most likely to slam fire.

Never had a misfire or slam fire with either the CCI #41 or BR in the AR. Remington Small Rifle Bench Primers #7-1/2 Box of 1000.