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Civil Defense 9MM+P


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SKU: LA-CD-9-014 Categories: ,

The Civil Defense 9mm is the best self defense 9mm cartridge on the market. It has more kinetic energy than a lot of 45 ACP self defense rounds, except it’s lighter and easier to shoot than any other 9mm defense round. It’s the best of both worlds, the power of 45 ACP, with more convenience than any 9mm round on the market. It is also lead free and California compliant.

Weight: 50grCivil Defense 9mm - lead free premium self defense rounds.

Velocity: 2040 FPS

Kinetic Energy: 462 FPE

Accuracy: < 1″ @ 25 Meters

Terminal Effect: 3 ½ “W x 12” D

Rounds: 20 per box

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Compared to other top self-defense rounds, the Civil Defense 9mm+P has

  • 32 to 38% less felt recoil
  • 65 to 75% more velocity
  • 25 to 30% more kinetic energy
  • Reduced over-penetration
  • More stopping power

Our Civil Defense 9mm 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.


Where can I purchase Civil Defense 9mm rounds for myself?

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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.


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Weight .42 lbs
Dimensions 3.25 × 1.44 × 2.63 in

9 reviews for Civil Defense 9MM+P

  1. Al (verified owner)

    I’ve carried my Beretta 8000 on duty and CCW for over 20 years and I’ve never felt it was enough gun using 147 grain subsonic loads…but that was my duty load so I stuck with it. Knowing I have 3 mags of .357 level stopping power in a 9mm makes me really happy…awesome product…Thx!

  2. OBXJeepGuy

    I was turned on to these rounds by a friend. He have me a box of 20. In my Glock 26 Gen 4, these produced a very loud shot with noticeably less recoil. I would like to run a few more rounds, but I was convinced enough to use these in my 26 as a daily carry. GREAT AMMO!

  3. Tom McKnight

    I tested the 9mm ammunition in a Sprinfield XDM Compact. The results were impressive. The test objects were 1 gallon plastic jugs filled with jello and wrapped with shirts, layers of newspaper, and a double layer about 1/8″ leather thing. The projectiles punctured through the material with ease and all though the wrap material. The jugs even burst and were done after one shot each. It took several FMJs to make the jugs a similar state, just for a comparison. The event was recorded and uploaded with the links placed on our Facebook page Emergency Management Preparedness Response Recovery, LLC.

  4. Chad

    I was turned on to these by a fellow armed guard and former Maricopa County Sheriff. Depending on gig I’m working I either carry my Glock 19 or Glock 23. In my G19 alone, the weight difference from these rounds compared to the 124gr Speer gold dot is like day and night. Having a lighter belt/gun but still packing the punch of heavier rounds keeps my mind at ease while keeping my gear light. The less felt recoil and lighter gun weight makes my follow up shots clean and accurate. In my company alone there are now four different armed guards carrying this ammo with huge success at the range. Thank you.

  5. James Arnold

    I’ve carried and fired ( through 3 of my 9 m/m’s-Sig-P229, CZ75 PO7 and a Kel-Tec PF9). with excellent results this 9 m/m Liberty Round since it came on the market. I recommend it in all calibers to my students and have no “second thoughts” about carrying this round “in harms way.”
    Great Work Gentlemen.


    James Arnold
    ASP Registered Instructor # 95-180

  6. Larry Provonzano

    These rounds are amazing!! So light and fast,and penetration is unbelievable. When they say One and Done,you better believe it. I carry these rounds in my XDM 40 concealed, and on duty,knowing full well these rounds will stop any threat projected. Best on the market for sure.Thank You Liberty.

  7. Kyle D.

    “I Decided To Use These In My Beretta Cx4 Storm With 16in Barrel They Feed Perfectly, If These Guys Using A Pistol Are Getting Good Performance Try Them In Your Carbine! Impressive, Awesome, Super Performance!”

  8. Jeremy Miller (verified owner)

    Wow love this stuff! I purchased the 9mm+p Civil Defense for my carry gun, a HK VP9 SK but I made the great decision to take my HK94 with me to the range with the stuff the first time. I shot a watermelon with with one out of that carbine and OMG. It was like what watermelon? I got to get a couple hundred rounds for them. I been looking on and off a while and they are always out of stock like everyone else until tonight. I just scored me a couple boxes wish I could afford more but I will just build up a little each month. 2 Boxes is 97 bucks. like $2.33 per round but it really is one and done ammo. This Ammo will penetrate level 3A body armor. I seen a YT channel chronograph it and a Beretta 93 was like 2150 fps. I really want some one to chronograph a 16in carbine like HK94 with roller delay blowback that round would have to be doing 2400-2500 fps I will by a couple boxes a moth for the next few years. That’s how amazing it is. So fun to shoot the ammo is way lighter and it has far less felt recoil easy tp stay on target.

  9. Deano Capristo (verified owner)

    All I can really say is that you have done your home work. Thank You. Deano

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