The Best Self-Defense Ammo, Voted by You, and One Takes Home 45% of the Vote


Choosing self-defense ammo for your carry firearm is always a personal choice, but it’s good to know what others are carrying as well. You know, to weigh the different options and see what’s available. And… what people are actually buying and standing behind (literally).

We posted the above and received a list of your favorite self-defense ammo. We tallied each one and came up with a list of the Top 10 with the highest number of votes. This list is made up of 499 total votes for the ammo that made the Top 10.

The poll doesn’t take caliber into account, as we only asked for the brand and name of ammo used. So with that, we won’t be talking bullet weight or anything else specific.

Let’s see who came out and made the Top 10!

10. Sig Sauer V-Crown – 8 VOTES

09. Liberty Ultra Defense – 9 VOTES

08. Ruger PolyCase ARX – 10 VOTES

07. Winchester Black Talon – 16 VOTES

06. Remington Golden Saber – 18 VOTES

05. Hornady Critical Duty +P – 35 VOTES

04. Federal Hydra-Shock – 36 VOTES

03. Speer Gold Dot – 39 VOTES

02. Federal HST – 103 VOTES

01. Hornady Critical Defense – 225 VOTES

The Hornady Critical Defense round came in with a staggering 45% of the vote. That surprised us with such a large spread, but it seems to be the top go-to round for self-defense.

What do you think about these results? Did your favorite ammo make the list?

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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