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  • Hi Andrew, this will depend on when this lot was made Sir. Since the UPC code remained the same, the date of manufacture will determine whether nickel plated or brass. I would give you a 70% chance of nickel and 30% chance of brass. Cheers and stay safe!

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  • Andrew, yes sir, all Hornady Critical Defense ammunition is loaded in nickel-plated cases.
    Stay safe & have a great day!

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  • Yes, below is directly from the Hornady Site page.
    380 Auto 90 gr FTX® Critical Defense®
    Item #90080 | 25/Box
    US Patent: 8,161,885 | 8,413,587 | 7,380,502
    Concealed Carry Reliability.
    Since their inception, conventional hollow point pistol bullets have performed well, but have never delivered 100% reliability, especially in self-defense situations. The patented Flex Tip® technology used in Critical Defense® ammunition eliminates the clogging and inconsistency that often plagues hollow point bullets. Hornady® achieved this by using the same tip material used in LEVERevolution® ammunition.
    All Critical Defense® ammunition is loaded in "nickel-plated cases" for increased visibility in low-light situations. Premium low flash propellants deliver proven performance, even in very short-barreled handguns, and won't disrupt your vision. Reliable expansion and dependable terminal performance can be counted on for concealed carry and personal protection.

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