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Liberty Ammunition: Civil Defense .38 Special

Liberty Ammunition, a proven leader in high performance, lead-free ammunition for military, law enforcement and civilian markets, has added .38 Special to its Civil Defense line of high performance personal defense ammunition. As the press release points out, .38 Special is suitable for personal defense, training, target shooting and game hunting.

When being tested at Liberty’s production facility, the Civil Defense .38 Special achieved velocities over 1,500 fps, which is nearly double that of standard ammo. Liberty’s Civil Defense line of lead-free ammunition features nickel-plated, solid copper projectiles and nickel-plated brass cases. Every round exceeds match grade quality in performance.

According to the press release, “Liberty’s deep cavity, hollow-point projectile, fragments in soft tissue, providing three times the terminal effects of traditional, lead-based ammo in comparable calibers. Due to the patented design of the Civil Defense projectile and the lead-free component, Civil Defense ammo is approximately 1/3 to 1/2 the weight, depending on caliber, of traditional ammunition, thus reducing the carry weight of all weapon systems.”

The manufacturer suggested retail price for a 20-round box of .38 Special Civil Defense ammunition is $34.99. See below for additional details.

Specifications: Civil Defense Ammunition

* .38 Special
* Description: Copper, Monolithic, Hollow-Point, Fragmenting, Lead-Free, Personal Defense Round
* Weight: 50 gr.
* Velocity: >1,500 fps
* Kinetic Energy: >250 FPE
* Accuracy: <2” @ 50 m * Terminal Effect: > 2.5” W x 12” D
* MSRP (20 rd box): $34.99

For more information about the Civil Defense line of ammunition, and the full range of products currently offered by Liberty Ammunition, please visit

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