Liberty Ammunition Civil Defense .380 Auto
Civil Defense 380 ACP
Velocity: 1500 FPS
Kinetic Energy: 250 FPE
Accuracy: < 1” @ 25 Meters
Terminal Effect: 2 ½ “W x 12” D
Rounds: 20 per box
Compared to other top self-defense rounds, the Civil Defense 380 has
- 18 to 26% less felt recoil
- 48 to 50% more velocity
- 25 to 27% more kinetic energy
- Reduced over-penetration
- More stopping power
Our 380 Civil Defense rounds changed the pocket pistol game. For a long time, everyone criticized the 380 ACP for not having enough kinetic energy. That’s not the case anymore. Our 380 is one of our most sought after rounds because it packs enough punch, it gets the job done.
Our 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.