Posted On: 10/22/11
A: Yes, this Hornady Critical Defense is loaded to standard .38 Special velocities and pressures and is perfectly safe to use in older .38spl firearms that are not noted as being safe for .38 Special +P ammo.
Posted On: 10/21/11
A: The FTX bullet is designed to have a red tip that will deform slightly under pressure. This is so cartridges loaded in a tubular magazine, which means that the primer of one round is contacted by the tip of the bullet behind it, will not fire in the magazine, which would be very dangerous. A side benefit of this is that the bullets are more effective at longer distances because they are more aerodynamic. The 357 Mag 125gr FTX is a good choice for self defense.