Glock 19M with Hornady Critical Duty 9mm Luger +P 135 Gr. FlexLock

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  1. Sig M11

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    Training Day...

    Pulled the POW Glock 19M out of the safe. When we finished up...Here was the new duty ammo. All of the 9mm duty ammo I have used in the past 22 years has been 147 Grain.

    Federal Hydra Shok in the late 90s.

    Speer Gold Dots over the past few years.

    I'm sure these are fine. :D (Curious if anyone has experience with this round.)
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    I’ve known several agencies that had issues with FTFeed In the Gen 5 due to shorter throat combined with OAL of Hornady.
    Hornady in the past has OAL greater than say Federal 147 HST.
     

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    I have shot these and there newer 124gr Critical Duty load outta my 19X and got really good reliability & accuracy. It actually one of the fue Hornaday loads that I have shot that clock close to or the same as the box claim.
     
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    I've shot loads of it through several pistols without any issues, including several Gen 5's. It was nice and accurate and the recoil doesn't seem as sharp as even standard pressure 124gr Speer and Federal.
     
  5. Mr Meeseeks

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    It’s some of the best 9mm ammo made. Really cool that your Ammo box says FBI service. I’m guessing that ammo has a slightly different overall length to fit the Gen 5 chamber perfectly.
     
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    E9EBAAF8-C3A0-4420-B58F-347930B244B1.jpeg Same ammo I use in all of my 9mm handguns, really accurate and cycles perfectly. My 19X likes it just fine. It’s great stuff, report back what you think about it after your training day.
     
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    I'm currently carry the Critical Duty 135 gr FlexLock (non +p) version in my Gen 4 Front Serrations Glock 19s and Gen 3 Glock 26. Works good, accurate, easy to find on shelves.

    I have one box of the +P stuff but I have not shot it yet.

    My former 9mm duty ammo was the Ranger 127 +p+ T Series.
     
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    I stay with the 124 stuff , I was thinking that maybe that red tip 135 could jam on a dirty feed ramp , 124 is just a tad shorter .
     
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    I really like how well it penetrates, the 135gr +p, I have only shot one wild hog with that load and it was a smaller 120 pounder and the bullet went in behind the front left shoulder across penetrating the heart and exited in front of the right shoulder. It made it through the tough gristle plate on the hog with no problem. It was around a 15 yard shot.

    Need to shoot a couple more and also try the 124gr +P Critical Duty out on some piggy's.
     
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    Lol.

    The first thought that came to mind...


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    We started issuing these rounds two years ago when we switched to the 9mm Gen 5 G17’s.

    I haven’t had any issues, nor have I heard of any problems with reliability.

    A lot of the guys don’t care for this ammo. It’s not a big expander at all. It was intended to be a consistent performer through multiple types of barriers and it certainly does that, but it doesn’t expand much even under ideal conditions like bare gel.

    I don’t really mind it. I would probably choose a HST or Good Dot if the choice was mine but I don’t lose much sleep over carry ammo.

    The department can say whatever they want about how they chose this ammo, but I happen to know for a fact they chose it because Hornady was marketing this ammo heavy at the time and cut them a really good deal on the first 10k round pallet of it.

    Now that the initial price is off the table I doubt they will choose it again. It’s not cheap and they have a lot of complaints from the guys about wanting something different.
     
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  13. Mr Meeseeks

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    I dropped a similar sized hog in its tracks with the same load. Also two horses (though that’s not hard to do with a well placed head shot).

    Three things I really like about this ammo
    1) Best accuracy of any duty type ammo I’ve tested, across multiple pistols
    2) Less perceived recoil than other ammo with similar ballistics (fast burn rate powder with loads of flash suppressant?)
    3) The cannelure lets me know exactly when a round has been chambered too many times and needs shooting out of the carry rotation.
     
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    It's one of our authorized rounds and one of the only ones we can get through local distributors due to state contracts. I haven't heard of any issues or complaints not to say there haven't been any.

    If I couldn't get any HST or Gold Dot this is a close 3rd.
     
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    These are some of the reasons I like the Critical Duty ammo also. :cheers:
     
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    I don't hunt and my only consideration is self-defense. The heaviest round I've ever shot in my 9mm pistols is Federal 135-grain Tactical Bonded +P. I tend to only carry it during winter months. For a long time it was almost impossible to find it but recently seems available at some Internet ammo sites.

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    I'd shoot a hog with that if the right one presented itself. :D
     
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    I need to come hunt hogs with you Adam. Though I think I would stick to my 44mag.:2gun:
     
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    Nooooooooo, not this one!!!
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    Hahahahaha!!
     
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    This would be my #2 after GD 124 +P.
     
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