Hornady Critical Defense (.40 S&W)

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  1. JHRIV

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    Hi all,

    This past Sunday I purchased a Glock 23 and took it to the range yesterday, putting 50 rounds of 180 grain Blazer Brass FMJ ammunition through it in which I had 0% failures of any kind! I also bought a 20-shell pack of Hornady Critical Defense .40 S&W 165gr FTX rounds. Is this suitable to fire through the Glock as well?
    I read somewhere that the only bullets that should be fired through the Glock are ones with FMJ and am uncertain regarding the Hornady rounds.

    Thanks,

    Joe
     
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    I have fired every brand of HP's I have gotten my hands on through my Glocks without issue including handloads and plated without issue. Imho you should have no problems with the Hornadys. Best advice is fire a few and see if they do what you are looking for. The 23 is a great gun and one of my favorites. I carry that round in my G36 .45 acp. Have fun shooting!
     

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    Welcome aboard. Congrats on the 23. It should run whatever you want to feed it. Buy whatever factory ammo you want and shoot it like you stole it. Hard to beat HST, and Gold Dot for defense rounds. Critical defense is a fine choice as well.
     
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    The hollow points should be fine. Glock recommends only jacketed bullets but that includes hollow points like the ones you bought. Cast bullets without a jacket can results in lead deposits building up in the barrel. This leading can happen with any gun but the smooth polygonal rifling used by Glock makes the problem worse than barrels with sharp cut rifling.

    I have fired lots of jacketed hollow points through Glocks and never had a problem.
     
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    Federal HST 180gr is one of the best defensive rounds and is what I use.
     
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    Let's see "... I purchased a Glock ... I had 0% failures of any kind ..." sounds about right to me.
     
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    :thumbsup: What he said! :thumbsup:
     
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    I would think that the G23 could handle all conventional .40 S&W loadings, including +p.
     
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    There is no such thing as a .40 S&W load that is designated +P. All .40 S&W run full pressure which doesn't exceed 35,000 PSI.
     
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