Hornady Critical Defense was made to save lives. The 9mm Hornady Critical Defense found uses the patented Flex Tip Technology developed by Hornady. The technology was developed to give you 100% reliability in your self-defense ammo, so that you have one less thing to worry about in a self-defense situation. What this Flex Tip technology does is prevent the clogging of the hollow point, which has been shown to be a failing point in several other defensive loads. By preventing clogging, the critical defense can offer increased reliability.
The Hornady Critical Defense ammunition is loaded in nickel cases. This helps to increase the visibility of the ammunition in low light scenarios. This attention to detail is also evident in the other components of this self-defense load. For instance, the powder used for the Hornady Critical Defense line is a premium grade powder that has a minimized flash signature, and also has reliable performance in short barrels. The FTX bullet delivers reliable, controlled expansion to the recommended penetration depth.