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357 Magnum


SKU: LA-CD-357-030

805 in stock

805 in stock


We have redesigned the Civil Defense 357 Magnum to reliably fragment out of 2 inch barrels.
Weight: 50gr
Velocity: 2100 FPS
Kinetic Energy: >490 FPE
Accuracy: < 1” @ 25 Meters
Rounds: 20 per box
Terminal Effect: 3 ½ “W x 12” D

Compared To Other Top Self-Defense Rounds

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.


Liberty 357 Magnum Rounds

Rated 5.0 out of 5
October 6, 2023

I shot the 50 grain 357 Magnum rounds through my little Smith & Wesson 360 J frame. I was very impressed with how minimal the recoil was. Huge difference between regular 158 grain 357 Magnum target loads. The Liberty 50 grain 357 recoil feels like a regular 38 load. This is definitely my carry self defense round!!


Response from Liberty Ammunition

Thanks Rich, and we hit harder than those heavy and slow rounds.

Word is getting out thanks to folks like you.

We appreciate it.

What about at point blank range?

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 20, 2023

Does it behave the same if the target is within inches or closer to the shot?

Jose galegos

Response from Liberty Ammunition

Jose, the performance is driven by speed of the bullet.

Performance should not change, but hopefully you are not needing our bullet at point blank range.

358 mag taurus 605

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 10, 2022

Accuracy is improved and is in a carry in weapon as we speak. 5 shot , yes better than six without.


9 mm Hornady versus liberty civil defense

Rated 5.0 out of 5
February 20, 2024

Was at the range shot two pork shoulders bone in from Walmart first one with the Hornady. It made a decent cavern and blew through the pork shoulder. Shot the liberty 9 mm silver defense round I had to re-rewind the video to see if I actually saw what I saw the pork shoulder Got a lot bigger when hit with the horn round and when we cut into the pork shoulder, the bone in the shoulder was broke like it was hit with a sledgehammer. This ammunition made me start a 380 again pocket pistol.


Response from Liberty Ammunition

Thanks Mike,

There is a huge difference between us and Hornady.

We hit harder and are lighter to carry and rupture on entry.

They make a nice polite round, but it won’t stop the threat like Liberty Ammunition.

Excellent I cannot say enough about it

Rated 5.0 out of 5
February 20, 2024

Excellent carry ammo. It has far surpassed my expectations. Physically light which is crucial when carrying in shorts. The bullets fly true and straight, I carry them every day I put my faith in them. I’ve tested lots of ammo and this one in particular not only does exactly what is advertised and then some.

Colton Leffler

Response from Liberty Ammunition


Thanks for your kind words and for carrying Liberty Ammunition.

We appreciate it.

EDC Dream Come True!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
February 17, 2024

If you’re anything like me, you save your personal defense ammo for a potential real-life threat, and use your bucket ammo for the range. What that boils down to is what ammo is in the gun you carry every day, that hopefully never needs to get used. I carry a full-sized pistol on my belt everywhere I go, and a magazine full of this ammo is virtually weightless. It makes other standard hollow point feel like you’ve got a pocket full of bowling balls. And that’s not even getting into the stellar performance!

Mad Bear
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Ammo: 357 Magnum

  • Our Projectiles Function Differently

    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.

    Our Projectiles Function Differently





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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.