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What 9mm Defense Ammo?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Chromaflage, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Chromaflage

    Chromaflage Oregon Member

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    I've been drooling over ads for the new Hornady Critical Defense rounds. Has anyone gotten any yet? Any thoughts on this round? How about the TAP? Or HydroShock? What say the seasoned and experienced? What other 9mm defense rounds are worth considering?

    Thanks.
     
  2. savealife83

    savealife83 Salem New Member

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    I am wondering the same thing. They look pretty impressive!!
     
  3. Dutchy556

    Dutchy556 Bend, OR Member

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    Federal HST, Winchester Ranger, Speer Gold Dots and Cor-Bon DPX (or other rounds with the Barnes XPB bullet) would be the ones I would look at.

    Hyda-shok is old bullet technology, you can get better. I'm not personally too knowledgeable regarding the TAP pistol ammo or the new critical defense though they certainly seem interesting. I want to see some independent ballistics testing though before I decide if I want to switch over from my current choice of Ranger T (147gr - RA9T - simply the best IMO though good luck finding any these days)

    Do some reading and form your own conclusion - here
     
  4. sweetnsauer

    sweetnsauer Salem New Member

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    If theyre anything like varmint bullets in a rifle, which they seem to be designed to emulate, they should work great, point wont fill up with clothes, but will be easily pushed back by the much denser flesh.
     
  5. Chromaflage

    Chromaflage Oregon Member

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    Thanks....some good reading right there. :thumbup: