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Hornady Critical Duty vs Critical Defense

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by JAS104, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. JAS104

    JAS104 NRA Life Member

    Apr 2, 2012
    I'm strongly considering buying some of the Hornady CRITICAL line for carrying in my Glock 19. I read from the manufacturer that there is DUTY and DEFENSE, and the differences between the two are listed. One is a heavier round, etc.

    Have you tested these? I live in an Urban area and am wondering which round, the DUTY or DEFENSE is more appropriate to carry in my G19. There was a disclaimer on the Hornady sight saying that the DUTY line wasn't optimized for short barrels, but I don't think Id have a problem with that. What is your experience with these rounds, and what would you suggest? I live in Philadelphia, carry my 19 and 2 spare magazines. Thanks, Mister Ayoob.

  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

    Nov 6, 2005
    Since I haven't run across a single case of a shooting with either the Critical Defense or the Critical Duty load, I'm afraid I can't help you with this one.


  3. JAS104

    JAS104 NRA Life Member

    Apr 2, 2012
    I think I'm going with Winchester Ranger-T , anyway.
    Thanks though, Mas!