Civil Defense 38 Special
Velocity: 1500 FPS
Kinetic Energy: 250 FPE
Accuracy: < 1″ @ 25 Meters
Terminal Effect: 2 ½ “W x 12” D
Rounds: 20 per box
How does the Civil Defense 38 Special compare with other rounds?
Safe in antiques and specialty revolvers
28-44% Less recoil than standard 38 Special defense rounds
We have redesigned the Civil Defense 38 Special to reliably fragment out of 2 inch barrels.
Liberty’s projectiles function differently than any other self-defense round on the market. We designed the Civil Defense line to eliminate threats with one round. We did this by creating the maximum amount of damage and tissue disruption possible. They do well against barriers, but when the large cavity fills with fluid, the hydraulic pressure builds until the side walls of the projectile explode. With that explosion comes rifle sized temporary cavities and hydrostatic shock, therefore increasing stopping power by tenfold. Following the explosion, the bullet fragments into a starburst shaped pattern creating multiple wound channels.
This process also benefits in many other areas across the spectrum of things considered when talking about self-defense. Such as reduced over penetration and lessening the risk of unintended casualties. Having a lighter projectile also leads to less muzzle flip for faster follow up shots.