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Got some new defensive ammo

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by SGT278ACR, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. SGT278ACR

    SGT278ACR Retired Veteran

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    Just got some new defensive ammo for my pair of Glocks. Hornady Critical Defense 9mm 115 gr for the G26 and Hornady .40 S&W 155 grain JHP/XTP for the G22. I would have got the Critical Defense in .40 also but Sportsmans Guide was back ordered for a while on it. Looking forward to hitting the range to see how these will fire.
     
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    robhic WOLVERINE!!!! Platinum Member

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    Is that the stuff with the red rubber tip? I have some (too lazy to go down and look :supergrin:) but I think it was FTX. Either way, I, IMO, don't think you can go wrong with Hornady. All their stuff (FTX and TAP) always seems to please!
     

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    Yep. They've got the red tip on them. I agree, I think any Hornady ammo is probably pretty reliable.
     
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    I just picked up a box of the Critical Duty for my G22 after reading this thread.

    I'm gonna give a try out this Sunday, thanks!
     
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    Tried some of the Hornady Critical defense in .40S&W and the results were not that great also tried the 155gr TAP CQ, and 155gr TAP FPD, they really dont open up that much this was all tested in a block of balistic Gel, they all penetrated well but expansion was not like other brands, also tested the .380 Critical Defense, one round opened and one round failed to open at all, and one of the rounds was either not loaded with any powder or not enough cause it just went puff, and there was just a tiny black outline of where the bullet hit the gel... hornady makes good ammo, but im not to impressed with it compared to say Winchesters Ranger T's and Federals HST rounds.
     
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    Just a little info about the pic I posted in #4.

    That's Critical Defence 9mm shot thru a layer of denim into about 8" to 10" of wet phone books. I know it's not as good as jell but it's usually how I test things.

    Dave
     
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    Did Hornady ever fix the quality control problems it had with the 9mm Critical Defense? I remember two or three years ago, when it first came on the market, there were many reports of failures to fire (hard primers or some other problem).
     
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    I have some Hornady 124gr XTP in 357 sig. I don't know what I think about it. It is rated at 1,350fps, but I have seen a review by TNOutdoors9 where the average velocity is 1,284fps, kind of slow for 357 sig. It doesn't feel hot at all when shooting it. I like the 357 sig due to the speed, 1,284 is more like 9mm +p+. In fact, Underwood's 124gr +p+ is rated at 1,300fps. Why so underloaded for the Hornady?

    It does seem to penetrate. I still use it for my G24 for two reasons: 1) It is all I can find locally for 357 sig SD ammo, 2) I am shooting it out of a 6" barrel, so I pick up some speed from 4".

    I know speed isn't everything, but for the 357 sig I want fast! If I am going to go slow, I'll load up the G24 with 180gr .40 s&w.

    I really need to order ammo online!