Since their inception, conventional hollow point pistol bullets have performed well, but have never delivered 100% reliability especially in self-defense situations. The patented Flex TipпїЅ technology used in Critical DefenseпїЅ ammunition eliminates the clogging and inconsistency that often plagues hollow point bullets. HornadyпїЅ achieved this by using the same tip material as used in LEVERevolutionпїЅ ammunition. All Critical DefenseпїЅ ammunition is loaded in nickel cases for increased visibility in low-light situations. Premium low fl ash propellants deliver proven performance, even in very shortbarreled handguns, and won't disrupt your vision. Reliable expansion and dependable terminal performance can be counted on for concealed carry/personal protection. пїЅ Unaffected by thick and heavy clothing, including denim and leather. пїЅ FTXпїЅ bullet delivers superior controlled expansion and large, deep wound cavities over a wide range of velocities. пїЅ Clean burning and effi cient propellants reduce recoil in lightweight handguns, and perform consistently at all temperatures. пїЅ Minimal muzzle fl ash protects night vision. пїЅ Feeds reliably in pistols. пїЅ Silver nickel plating prevents corrosion and is easily visible in low light situations. пїЅ Bullets are custom designed for individual loads. The most effective, consistent, and reliable concealed carry ammunition available today!