CD 40 SW Edited


40 S&W


SKU: LA-CD-40-012

1850 in stock

1850 in stock


The Civil Defense 40 S&W travels at 2000 feet per second and is the most effective .40 cal available. It has more kinetic energy than most 45 ACP defense rounds but weighs less than almost any 9mm. It is also lead-free and California-compliant.
Weight: 60gr
Velocity: 2000 FPS
Kinetic Energy: 533 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 flips for faster follow-up shots. All of our rounds are also lead-free and California-compliant.


Game changer

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 14, 2023

Recoil usually doesn’t bother me much, but 160 grain bullets out of my Kahr PM40 were just uncomfortable. This ammo makes the little gun fun to shoot. I won’t go back. Accurate with excellent performance.

Deen Poe

The Only Choice

Rated 5.0 out of 5
October 19, 2023

As someone that has implemented this ammo in a critical situation, I will say that I will never carry anything for protection that is not loaded with this ammo. It did its job. PERIOD!!!!

I am THAT one.

Enjoyable round to shoot.

Rated 5.0 out of 5
October 6, 2023

Really enjoy these light bullet rounds. 105 grain had been the lightest to be found in .40 S & W for a long time. My carry weapon is an Interarms Firestar in .40 and recoil is noticeably less than the heavier bullets normally available in that round and has led to tighter 7 shot groups.

Keep up the great work!

David Shealy

Runs great in ruger sr40c

Rated 5.0 out of 5
October 6, 2023

Love this ammo runs smooth and accurate so far I’ve run 220 rounds in my ruger SR40C to get use to the ammo especially when I plan to use it for my everyday Carry


Response from Liberty Ammunition

Thanks John, we appreciate you carrying our ammo.

We pride ourselves on accuracy, weight and getting the job done.

Great ammo

Rated 5.0 out of 5
October 6, 2023

Liberty I’m always a great animal when I used to be Gary. I’m Philly Police Department I used it and I loved it. Can’t find a gun shop in Illinois that carries it. I wish I could. I have a Lee really believe in this ammo

Guido dabney sr

Response from Liberty Ammunition

Thanks Guido – we back the blue!

The only way to go!!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 27, 2023

Hands down the finest ammo I have ever fired!! Period!

Accurate, powerful and lite to carry!!

Bruce Daugherty

Game changer

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 14, 2023

Recoil usually doesn’t bother me much, but 160 grain bullets out of my Kahr PM40 were just uncomfortable. This ammo makes the little gun fun to shoot. I won’t go back. Accurate with excellent performance.

Deen Poe

Hunting with the .300 Blackout Animal instinct

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 1, 2023

I’ve been using the Animal Instinct on a bunch of deer and hog hunts now. These absolutely do not disappoint, and in fact these rounds have turned the heads of some seriously experienced hunters in my family. Out of 6 deer and 1 hog I have yet to have an animal go more than 10 yards.

LibertyAmmunitions 54


Ammo: 40 S&W

  • 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.