38 SPECIAL LITE 90 gr FTX® LITE

Item #90300

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

Critical Defense® Lite ammunition offers an effective, reduced recoil option for any shooter looking to minimize felt recoil of their lightweight, compact personal protection firearm.

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!

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Ballistics

Product Details

Bullet

Ballistic Coefficient: (G1): .099 Sectional Density: 0.101 Recommended Rifling Twist Rate: Best terminal performance achieved in 1:18.75” twist Characteristics: Flex Tip®, Expanding

Case

38 SPECIAL LITE
  • Nickel Plated

Powder & Primer

Powder: Temperature stable with flash retardant Primer: Small pistol

Packaging & Lot Numbers

  • 25 rounds per box
  • 10 boxes per case (250 rounds per case)
Smith & Wesson 637 (1.875")
Muzzle
50 Yards
100 Yards
Velocity
(FPS)
Energy
(ft/lb)
1200
204
1037
169
938
145