20 Rounds of 40 SW Ammo by Hornady Critical Defense – 165gr JHP FTX

20 Rounds of 40 SW Ammo by Hornady Critical Defense – 165gr JHP FTX

(6 customer reviews)


Ammo Overview

Quantity – 20 rounds per box
Manufacturer – Hornady
Bullets – 165 grain jacketed hollow-point flex tip technology (JHP FTX)
20 Rounds of 40 SW Ammo by Hornady


Product Description


Part of Hornady’s super premium line “Critical Defense”, this .40 S&W ammunition is fast, reliable and clean shooting; with many benefits and value adds built into the load. The real story however is the ultimate reliability and stopping power in a cartridge that has many peers, but few equals. 20 Rounds of 40 SW Ammo by Hornady

Hornady has been a long time member of the premium producers group in ammunition. This Critical Defense line represents their current high end self-defense and duty line and offers great penetration for the .40 S&W round which at times has been criticized for anemic penetration. The high velocity load and the consistently mushrooming projectile (the FTX with polymer insert) is a good fit with the reliable feeding of this cartridge. The round has a different bullet profile than most other JHP’s ensuring that the majority of .40 Smith & Wesson firearms can use it without failures to feed. 20 Rounds of 40 SW Ammo by Hornady

A Nickel plated brass cartridge case and a Boxer primer are a good base for a load that is nearly approaching 10mm numbers for ballistics. The powder charge is lower than a 10mm, but the very respectable numbers make this .40 S&W a strong contender for anyone using the .40 for defense. 20 Rounds of 40 SW Ammo by Hornady

Few loads can compete with the types of ballistics this round can offer in the .40 S&W; it’s indicative of Hornady’s commitment to changing minds about defense ammunition. 20 Rounds of 40 SW Ammo by Hornady

Manufacturer Hornady
Condition New
Bullet Weight 165 Grain
Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
Ammo Casing Nickel-Plated Brass
Quantity 20
Ammo Caliber .40 S&W (Smith & Wesson)
Manufacturer SKU 91340
Primer Type Boxer
Muzzle Velocity (fps) 1175
Muzzle Energy (ft lbs) 506
Attracts Magnet No
UPC Barcode 090255913408
Use Type
Self Defense

6 reviews for 20 Rounds of 40 SW Ammo by Hornady Critical Defense – 165gr JHP FTX

  1. zankii

    Found this ammo to be accurate and very reliable. Out of 200 rounds, zero malfunctions. Clean too. After 200 rounds, weapon was almost as clean as if it was never fired.

  2. hank

    This ammo is definitely used for short barreled weapons and offers great reliability. It is a bit pricey but what kind of a price do you put on your life. Stay safe and stay armed.

  3. merill

    Very confident that this ammo will do the job if ever needed.

  4. flee

    This is great ammo by any means. It penetrates as needed. It expands and it’s disruptive. It was designed for shorter barrels but really is a butt kicker in standard length barrels. NOW HEAR IN THE USSR AKA NJ even us retired law enforcement aren’t allowed to carry hollow points so we have the choice of this ammo, Federal EFMJ like the Guard Dog or FMJs. Now Guard Dog will do and the older LE 165gn EFMJs (no longer available) were better than FMJs but with the Hornady you’re really not giving up anything compared to a hollow point round. THE ONLY ISSUE I HAVE IS THE PRICE. Yeah its good ammo but at a DOLLAR A SHOT one does not shoot a lot of it. You shoot a few for function and sight in and then … well… ball or reloads are what’s going down the pipe for practice. Yes, please Bingammo please bring your prices in line with the rest of the industry as all your ammo is way over priced. If I had the choice in NJ I’d be carrying HSTs in my 40 and 115+p+s in my 9mm.

  5. m666

    Reliable feeding in my Glocks. No problem with flash or recoil. Hornady’s 165 gr Critical Defense round performs exactly as it is supposed to. A little pricey in local stores, but available for a reasonable price online.

  6. pierre emile

    All Hornady products are great! Never had any issues with misfires or jams. Highly recommend ammo in the clutch. Also, after many many rounds does not seem to be as trashy or dirty as some other. Clean up is a breeze.

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