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Civil Defense 40 S&W




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SKU: LA-CD-40-012 Categories: ,

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: 60 GR

Velocity: 2000 FPS

Kinetic Energy: 500 FPE

Accuracy: < 1” @ 25 Meters

Terminal Effect: 3 ½ “W x 12” D

Rounds: 20 per box

Compared to other top self defense 40 rounds, the Civil Defense 40 S&W has

  • 34 to 39% less felt recoil
  • 70 to 95% more velocity
  • 5 to 23% more kinetic energy
  • Reduced over-penetration
  • More stopping power

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. All of our rounds are also lead free and California compliant.

Civil Defense 40 - lead free premium self defense rounds.

Where can I purchase Civil Defense 40 rounds for myself?

Check out our Retail Locator page:

All you need to do is type in your zip code or go to your city, to see every shop in your area that sells our ammo.


Are you a gun shop interested in carrying our ammo?

We sell through wholesale and direct. If you prefer wholesale check out our for the list of distributors that routinely stock our products.

If you prefer to sell direct, send us an email to We’ll quickly follow up with you and send you our direct programs.


Want to see some test videos?

Go to our “Testing and Reviews” page:

Weight .47 lbs
Dimensions 3.25 × 1.44 × 2.63 in

4 reviews for Civil Defense 40 S&W

  1. Jim

    This ammo is amazing. I chronograhed it though my Glock 27 and got 2,103 fps average!!

  2. Michaeljames

    I’m sold on this ammo for two main reasons—> significantly reduced recoil and very little muzzle flash (just a little bit of dull orange blast that does not upset your night vision).

  3. Gho5t

    I have three favorite .40 cal rounds, and these rounds are my #1. They are devastating in soft tissue via dumping massive kinetic energy, while having less felt recoil than most 9mm rounds. Keep it up liberty, you guys are awesome

  4. NORMAN Craig

    I’m suitable impressed with the capabilities of this round.

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