Top 10 Self Defense Rounds For Concealed Carry

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When it comes to self-defense ammunition, there are many different types and brands to choose from. Some are legitimate while others are passed off as gimmicks or even novelty. We’re going to take a look at the Top 10 Most Popular Rounds for Self-Defense and Concealed Carry.

The 10 rounds listed are in no particular order.

Keep in mind that every line of self-defense ammunition is likely to cover numerous calibers. Each caliber has it’s own strengths and weaknesses with the different rounds, as well as by themselves. The best thing to do is to research your specific caliber that you are searching for to see which self-defense rounds would be best suited for your needs.

You can even head over to YouTube and check out all sorts of ballistics testing with every round we have listed below. For convenience, we start you off with a YouTube review/test for each round.

This list is to simply show you some of the more popular rounds that are available for self-defense. It sometimes takes a while to find the perfect round but once you do, you’ll likely use it consistently. Some firearms hate this round, some firearms hate that round. You’ll learn what is right for your setup during your own testing.

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#10 | Nosler Defense [visit]

AVAILABLE IN:
9mm, 40S&W, 45ACP

AMMO REVIEW / TESTING:
ShootLearnShoot (9mm)

WP_NoslerDefenseHandGun-Banner

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#09 | HPR JHP [link]

AVAILABLE IN:
All Major Calibers

AMMO REVIEW / TESTING:
ShootingTheBull410 (9mm)

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#08 | Federal HYDRA-SHOK [link]

AVAILABLE IN:
All Major Calibers

AMMO REVIEW / TESTING:
tnoutdoors9 (9mm)

203065

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#07 | CorBon Original JHP [link]

AVAILABLE IN:
All Major Calibers

AMMO REVIEW / TESTING:
tnoutdoors9 (40S&W)

113438

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#06 | Remington Golden Saber [link]

AVAILABLE IN:
All Major Calibers

AMMO REVIEW / TESTING:
tnoutdoors9 (9mm)

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#05 | Winchester Defender [link]

AVAILABLE IN:
All Major Calibers

AMMO REVIEW / TESTING:
tnoutdoors9 (9mm)

s7_217032_999_03

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#04 | Federal HST [link]

AVAILABLE IN:
9mm, 40S&W, 45ACP

AMMO REVIEW / TESTING:
tnoutdoors9 (9mm)

292374_ts

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#03 | Hornady Critical Duty [link]

AVAILABLE IN:
357 Mag, 357 Sig, 9mm, 40s&W, 10mm, 45ACP

AMMO REVIEW / TESTING:
tnoutdoors9 (9mm)

879779

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#02 | Speer Gold Dots [link]

AVAILABLE IN:
All Major Calibers

AMMO REVIEW / TESTING:
tnoutdoors9 (9mm)

753805

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#01 | Hornady Critical Defense [link]

AVAILABLE IN:
All Major Calibers

AMMO REVIEW / TESTING:
tnoutdoors9 (9mm)

147764

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About the Author

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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