The Home Defender HV Star is intended for close range defensive use. This load gives shooters an effective option to a lead or copper projectile. This load can be used as a painful warning shot, but can also be lethal under some circumstances. This load will lose most of its effective energy beyond 15 yards.
Those who may be reluctant to shoot at another person even in their own defense can now control their personal space with greater confidence. This load also provides a greater margin of safety to innocent persons nearby or in adjoining rooms.
The 1.25" diameter Star has relatively high velocity but has very low mass. The large flexible design collapses on impact and imparts its available energy across a larger surface area than other projectile types.
The available kinetic energy is shed quickly over distance. Penetration of the body is possible at close range. Some level of injury should be expected and can range from serious injury or death to painful welts or bruising. Results can vary based on the weapon used, distance to target, clothing, body weight and the part of the body hit.
Shots to the lower body, legs and arms are less likely to cause serious injury, while impacting the head, neck, spine and upper chest are more likely to be serious. Shots to parts of the body with large muscle groups, soft tissue or covered by clothing will have a lesser likelihood of penetrating.
Kinetic Energy: 120 ft/lbs
Projectile Diameter: 1.25 inches
Muzzle Velocity: 850fps