New For 2024: Hornady Critical Defense 5.7x28 mm FN

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posted on January 22, 2024

Hornady is catering to a growing market of 5.7x28 mm FN-chambered firearms, many of which have been released only in the last few years, with its latest Critical Defense line expansion. The company's 5.7x28 mm Critical Defense offering is topped with a 40-grain FTX bullet designed for personal defense.

Shipping in boxes of 25 rounds, the Hornady Critical Defense 5.7x28 mm FN load fills a need for 5.7 fans who have relatively few ammunition options on the market. This dedicated defensive load leaves the muzzle at a claimed 1,810 fps, and it's that speed that provides an incredible amount of energy on target. With the company's FTX projectile, the Flex Tip eXpanding design doesn't clog with debris when passing through barriers, and the elastomer within the hollow tip ensures consistent, reliable expansion.

For more details on the Hornady 5.7x28 mm FN Critical Defense load, watch our "New For 2024" video above.

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