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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ATCclears, Jul 23, 2012.
Hornady Critical Duty vs. Critical Defense
Get your popcorn ready to watch some vids....
9mm +P Hornady CRITICAL DUTY Ammo Gel Test - YouTube
Hornady Critical Defense 9mm 115 gr FTX Test with Denim - YouTube
Plan on buying a few boxes and if it works out eventually swap it over to primary carry.
Since they don't make Critical Duty in .45 ACP, I use Critical Defense as my daily carry/home defense ammo.
This is being discussed on XDTalk.com as well.
Critical Defense is great for mouseguns, they don't overexpand like some HPs so they penetrate. I carry it in my pocket 380.
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.
Looks like Critical Defense primer issues are back...
9mm 115gr Hornady Critical Defense issue today at the range