90900
Critical Defense®
45 AUTO 185 gr. FTX®

45 AUTO 185 gr. FTX® - Item No. 90900

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Critical Defense® ammunition is optimized for executive protection, undercover operations, close quarters situations, or for use in backup weapons or off-duty carry.

Personal defense ammunition is redefined with Hornady® Critical Defense® ammunition. You may have never thought about the effects of fabric and clothing on the performance of ammo. But clothing — especially heavy clothing — has a lot to do with how the bullet expands upon impact. Conventional hollow point bullets often experience tip clogging as the bullet passes through light and heavy clothing, which diminishes expansion and causes unreliable bullet performance.

Hornady® Critical Defense® ammo eliminates clogging with the use of the patented FTX® (Flex Tip eXpanding) bullet. Upon entering soft tissue, the tip swells and imparts equal pressure across the entire circumference of the bullet cavity. The result is unrivaled bullet expansion and performance every single time!

BULLET

  • Ballistic Coefficient: .140
  • Sectional Density: .130
  • Bullet Length: 1.245"
  • Recommended Rifling Twist Rate: Performance achieved in 1:16" twist
  • Characteristics: Flex Tip®
  • FTX® (Flex Tip eXpanding)

CASE

45 AUTO
  • Manufacturer's name (Hornady) and caliber designation (45 AUTO) imprinted on case head
  • Nickel Plated

POWDER & PRIMER

  • Powder: Temperature stable with flash retardant
  • Primer: Small pistol

PACKAGING & LOT NUMBERS

  • 20 rounds per box
  • 10 boxes per case (200 rounds per case)
  • Lot numbers on each box and case
3" Springfield EMP Muzzle 50 Yards 100 Yards
Velocity (fps) 1000 935 883
Energy (ft lbs) 411 359 320
Firearm:
Springfield EMP
Barrel:
3"
Substrate Material Total Penetration Max Cavity Depth of Max Cavity Initial Penetration Retained Weight Retained Percentage Expanded Diameter
Heavy Clothing scale 13.75" 2.25" 3.5" 0.75" 184 gr 99% 0.66"
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Sean Dexter

Primary Firearms Instructor/K-9 Handler Beverly Hills PDTo The Fine Staff At Hornady,I just want to thank you for producing the best ammunition on the face of this planet. I use your…

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