The Civil Defense 9mm is the best self defense 9mm cartridge on the market. It has more kinetic energy than a lot of 45 ACP self defense rounds, except it’s lighter and easier to shoot than any other 9mm defense round. It’s the best of both worlds, the power of 45 ACP, with more convenience than any 9mm round on the market. It is also lead free and California compliant.
Velocity: 2040 FPS
Kinetic Energy: 462 FPE
Accuracy: < 1″ @ 25 Meters
Terminal Effect: 3 ½ “W x 12” D
Rounds: 20 per box
Compared to other top self-defense rounds, the Civil Defense 9mm+P has
- 32 to 38% less felt recoil
- 65 to 75% more velocity
- 25 to 30% more kinetic energy
- Reduced over-penetration
- More stopping power
Lead free, copper monolithic, nickel plated projectiles.
Nickel plated brass cases.
Liberty’s Civil Defense 9mm 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.
CAUTION: This is a high pressure round. Make sure your firearm is rated for +P ammunition before using.