CD 40ACP Edited


45ACP +P


SKU: LA-CD-45-013

1382 in stock

1382 in stock


The Civil Defense 45 ACP is the best self defense 45 ACP cartridge on the market. It has more kinetic energy than any common 45 ACP self defense rounds, except the projectile is far lighter and more convenient to carry. It’s the best of both worlds, more effective than any 45 ACP, with more convenience than any other cartridge on the market. It is also lead free and California compliant.
Weight: 78gr
Velocity: 1900 FPS
Kinetic Energy: 600 FPE
Accuracy: < 1” @ 25 Meters
Rounds: 20 per box
Terminal Effect: 4 ½ “W x 12” D
Pressure: +P

Compared To Other Top Self-Defense Rounds

Lead-free, copper monolithic, nickel-plated projectiles. For a long time shooters have been in love with the power of the 45 ACP. However, until recently, 45 ACP rounds have been very heavy and hard to control. Thankfully, that is no longer a problem. The Civil Defense 45 ACP only weighs 78 grains. Despite only weighing 78 grains, it still has more kinetic energy than almost any other 45 ACP round on the market. With the way we design our projectiles, they pack one hell of a punch. Our Civil Defense 45 ACP is more convenient and more effective than any other 45 ACP round out right now. 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.


Surprised, Shell does not have +P stamp

Rated 5 out of 5
April 20, 2023

From what I’m told these are great. I noticed the rounds do not have the +P stamp in the bottom of the shell. I’m not trying to say it has to have it but most other brands I have tried do have this stamp. The box describes it as it is here on this page 45ACP +P 78gr 1900 FPS etc.

It would be reassuring that I indeed have the correct rounds if I could get a response from you saying so.


Response from Liberty Ammunition

Some brass suppliers do not stamp “+P” on the casing, as all of their casings are made to that standard.

We test every lot to confirm, you are good to go.

Arguably the best ammo ever made

Rated 5 out of 5
February 17, 2023

I recently got this ammo in 9mm and the performance is completely unmatched. Everything you could ever want from ammo near perfect performance. I feel so much better carrying this ammo.

Nathan Smith

Response from Liberty Ammunition

Nathan, Thanks for your kind words and great review. We agree!

Liberty hits harder, is lighter to carry and ruptures in soft tissue.

Everything you’d want to protect yourself and loved ones.

Simply the best

Rated 5 out of 5
June 9, 2023

As a retired Law Enforcement Officer and a firearms instructor who teaches private security personnel I carry your rounds everyday and recommended them to all those I train.

Allan Fugate

Liberty makes the highest quality 10mm ammo

Rated 5 out of 5
May 14, 2023

Ive used Liberty Civil Defense for years in my 10mm. Ive ran it through my agency issued S&W 1076, Glock 20 and Glock 40 MOS, and it has never failed. During my career inlaw enforcement, on several occasions i was required to report to the medical examiners office to retrieve projectiles from suspects that had been involved in a shooting with a Trooper, so Ive saw first hand what typical copper jacketed lead projectile does in a real world defense situation, and in comparison to the Civil Defense in ballistic gel, I carry Liberty ammunition in my EDC weapon, over all others. Social media is over ran with individuals claiming this ammo is “gimmicky” because of their “standards” of performance, and insist that a projectile that explodes so violently wont penetrate deep enough, neglecting the energy dump on impact. That energy will literally liquify everything a perpetrator needs to stay above room temperature.

J.C. Smith

Response from Liberty Ammunition

Mr. Smith,

Thank you for your service to the community.

We appreciate your first-hand knowledge of the effectiveness of our ammo.

The social media warriors typically know very little but make broad based claims.

We appreciate the LE, Operators and Contractors that use our ammo.

We’ll keep making the best ammo for the pros and ignore the social media keyboard cowboys.

Hot stuff

Rated 5 out of 5
May 14, 2023

I bought some of this a good while ago before the website update, and I can tell you this is some spicy stuff. Fired out of a Beretta 96 and my buddies HiPoint Carbine you can definitely tell these boys chooch.

Kaiser C

Response from Liberty Ammunition

Thanks Kaiser,

We think we make the choochiest.

Thats a good thing!

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Ammo: 45ACP +P

  • 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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