Liberty Ammunition: Civil Defense .357 Magnum
Liberty Ammunition: Civil Defense .357 Magnum

Liberty Ammunition — a Florida-based manufacturer of high performance, lead-free ammunition for the military, law enforcement and civilian markets — has added the .357 Magnum to its Civil Defense line of personal defense ammo.

While the .357 Magnum makes for a great self-defense round, it’s also good for target shooting or small to medium-game hunting. As the press release notes, Liberty’s high-performance ammo delivers approximately twice the velocity, three times the terminal effect, 16% less recoil and considerably reduces the weight of loaded weapons.

When tested at Liberty’s production facility, the Civil Defense .357 Magnum achieved velocities greater than 2,100 fps, which is almost double that of standard .357 Magnum ammo. According to the press release, the 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.

“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,” the press release reads. “Due to the patented, proprietary 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 significantly reducing the carry weight of all weapon systems.”

The Civil Defense .357 Magnum is available from Liberty Ammunition at a manufacturer suggested retail price of $34.99. See below for additional details.

Civil Defense Ammunition Specifications

* Caliber: .357 Magnum
* Description: Copper, Monolithic, Hollow-Point, Fragmenting, Lead-Free, Personal Defense Round
* Weight: 50 gr.
* Velocity: >2,100 fps
* Kinetic Energy: >490 FPE
* Accuracy: <2″ @ 50 yds * Terminal Effect: >3.5″ W x 12″ D
* Rounds: 20 per box
* MSRP (20 rd box): $34.99

For more information about the the Civil Defense .357 Magnum, and the full range of products currently offered by Liberty Ammunition, please visit

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