357 Bullet Cutout edited


357 Magnum


SKU: LA-CD-357-030

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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.


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Rated 5 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.


What's bullet weight diff between +p and ultra light +p

Rated 5 out of 5
March 10, 2023

What’s bullet weight diff between +p and ultra light +p?

Not grains the grains same.


Response from Liberty Ammunition

Total grain weight is 92gr for Ultra Light vs 120gr for Civil Defense (two random bullets pulled from boxes and weighed).

As a comparison, the new Federal self-defense round (“Punch”) is 190 grains.

Thats more than 2x the weight of Ultra-Light and 158% the weight of Civil Defense.

Are they safe with the SAR9 CX?

Rated 5 out of 5
March 10, 2023

Are they safe with the SAR9 CX pistol?


Response from Liberty Ammunition

Larry, our ammo is designed with SAAMI standards.

If the SAR is designed to these standards as well, then you should be fine.

Great performance even in subcompact 9 mm pistols.

Rated 5 out of 5
February 20, 2023

Incredible penetration, low recoil, fun to shoot and 100% reliable what’s not to love!


Response from Liberty Ammunition

Thanks Stu,

The penetration is fabulous and it’s even better when the projectile ruptures and stops the threat.

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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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