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|Bullet Weight||90 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||.380 Auto (ACP)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1000|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||200|
Ballistic gelatin testing is one way to get an idea of how a self-defense load might perform in a real world self-defense situation. So we fired five rounds of Hornady 90 gr FTX Critical Defense from a Glock 42 from a distance of 10 feet into a block of synthetic ballistic gel with a barrier of four layers of fabric simulating heavy clothing. We then gathered information on the expansion and penetration characteristics of this load. That data is represented in the chart below.
How this load compares to other .380 Auto (ACP) loads from our tests in regards to bullet expansion and penetration can be found in the diagrams at the bottom of the page.
We also took photos of each bullet that was recovered from the gelatin, seen in the photo slider below. The high speed video shows this round impacting the ballistic gelatin at 10,000 frames per second.
Want to know more about our ballistic gelatin test, including more photos, videos, and data? Check out Lucky Gunner Labs for the full story.
|380 Auto - 90 Grain FTX - Hornady Critical Defense - 250 Rounds|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||12.3||12.8||13.5||13.6||14|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.45||0.47||0.48||0.53||0.65|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||88.8||89||89||89||90|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||902||902||913||915||916|
Best 380 acp
Review by Mabjr91
By far the best 380 self defense ammo I have tried. The only ammo I trust in my Glock 42.
(Posted on 2/11/2020)
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Flawless Performance in SW BodyGuard 380 and Kimber Micro Raptor 380
Review by 2ADefender
I tested this ammo Hornady CD in my SW Bodyguard and Kimber Micro Raptor .380 Both pistols were new out of the Box! Only two initial episodes of FTF in the BodyGuard and 1 FTF in the Kimber Micro. No stove piping or other issues. Fired 200 rounds per pistol in initial session. I also fired Winchester PDX1 but both guns experience frequent intermittent FTF's with the PDX 1. With the Hornady CD Groupings were tight and performance was consistent. I am using the Hornady CD as my CCW ammo of choice in The BG 380 and the Kimber Micro Raptor.
(Posted on 9/19/2016)
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