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Hornady ammo review - Critical Defense versus Critical Duty

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ATCclears, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    PDXoriginal PNW Well-Known Member

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    Plan on buying a few boxes and if it works out eventually swap it over to primary carry.
     
  4. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Outside Ft Lewis East Gate Active Member

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    Since they don't make Critical Duty in .45 ACP, I use Critical Defense as my daily carry/home defense ammo.
     
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    Tony617 Washington State Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Bigfoot Clack Co. OR Well-Known Member

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    Critical Defense is great for mouseguns, they don't overexpand like some HPs so they penetrate. I carry it in my pocket 380.
     
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    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Good article...
     
  8. PDXoriginal

    PDXoriginal PNW Well-Known Member

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    Bought the only box I could find of +P at the gun show and tested it in my Kahr CM9 using wet phone books.

    Some said since Hornday designed these for LEO using long barrels they wouldn't expand out of compact 3" barrels... they expanded fine.

    I think I will be swapping over to these as my defense round of choice. I always liked the flextip concept, but I never cared for the lack of penetration from the critical defense line.
     
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