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Hornady Critical Defense Loads

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by November Sunrise, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. November Sunrise

    November Sunrise

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    I shot a deer this last weekend with my G-19 using my carry ammo. "AWESOME"I have pics of the bullet i retrieved from the skin on the exit side of the deer. I have never posted pics before.
    If anyone can guide me through i can show you their performance.
    thanks
     
  2. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    Put your picture somewhere online like a photobucket account then use

    [ IMG ] http://the.url.to/your/pic/here [ / IMG]

    with no spaces inside the IMG tag brackets
     

  3. November Sunrise

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    Sorry...I Have never done that either!"photo bucket"?:whistling:
     
  4. HerrGlock

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    http://photobucket.com/
    Sign up, upload your pics and you can then link to them on places like this so others can see them.

    There are other places too but this one seems to be the easiest to start up with.
     
  5. November Sunrise

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    OK... signed up with photo bucket. Now how do i do the linking bit ?
     
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    Upload you pic on photo bucket, then hit share image, copy and paste, then post here, interested to see the expanded bullet myself.
     
  7. Travclem

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    9mm Critical Defense is what I carry as well. Sooooooooo, get those pics up!
    ETA: How far was the shot?
     
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    I'm intersted in why you shot a deer with a 9mm cartridge.

    If the deer had just been wounded, and got away from you, it would have died a painful death, or lived out its life with your bullet in it.

    That was irresponsible on your part.

    There's nothing wrong with hunting, as long as you use a proper cartridge for the animal you are hunting.

    A more appropriate handgun hungun hunting cartridge for deer would be a 10mm, .44mag., or even something larger.

    The idea is to kill the animal as humanely and quickly as possible.
     
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    Why wouldn't a bullet that you count on to stop a 200 lb assailant work to kill a 200 lb deer?

    As long as you follow your state game laws and keep the distances short (like bow hunting range) I see no problem with using a service caliber pistol like the 9MM, .40 S+W or .45 ACP to shoot a deer with.
     
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    Dude, a 9mm is more than sufficient to kill a deer. He didn't say he took the shot from 100 yards out. I'd wait to hear the whole story before calling someone irresponsible. Maybe it was 10 feet away.
     
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    Last time I checked a 9mm is plenty to kill a deer.
     
  14. HerrGlock

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    So, let's see the bullet already!
     
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    In Illinois as long as the caliber .30 or larger it is legal to use in deer hunting... last I checked the 9mm is definitely larger than .30. So ldrichard if you do not know what you are talking about would you please shut your mouth

    Also great kill man...
     
  16. zoyter2

    zoyter2 Yeah, so what?

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    While it certainly is enough to kill a deer with perfect shot placement, you won't find any professional hunters or hunters concerned with humane kills to suggest it's use.

    It is also enough to kill a grizzly bear with perfect shot placement. How many would want to test THAT idea when it is THEIR pain and suffering on the line?

    Used for dispatching a wounded animal, or something along that line is one thing. To set out hunting a deer with a 9mm pistol is irresponsible and unsporting IN MY OPINION. When you figure that an excellent used 30 caliber rifle can be had for half of a GLOCK, and extend the hunters range easily to a couple of hundred yards, AND give more assurance of a clean kill, it is sorta stupid to use a 9mm service pistol.

    But everyone has their own opinion of "sporting". Some have more respect for the game that is hunted than others. As in everything, "to each, his own".
     
  17. November Sunrise

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    Here they are. They sure are blurry compared to the originals. Anyhow... It seemed to over expand a bit due to it hit a rib on the way in and out. Bullet retention was very good. I'd say close to 100%.
    It was a 28 yard walking shot at a 120# doe. Sitting duck for most of us. No tracking required as she fell at 40 yards out. My carry ammo shoots very well out to 40 yards with my G-19. Last day of the season and down to the last hour of daylight. I'd post a picture of the deer but i can do without the repercussions of any anti hunters that may be lingering here. :cool:
    Just a reminder. My state limits weapons to 9 rounds so the floor plate of the mag was plugged.
     
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    Y'know, I'm not seeing enough up there to have an opinion on the ethics on WHY he shot the deer.

    Would y'all mind waiting until you have enough information before jumping down someone's throat? At least ask rather than assume when it's an active poster.
     
  19. HerrGlock

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    You might want to put your camera onto the "macro" setting to take those pics.
     
  20. gatorhugger

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    Every decent 9mm will do the same. Sabers, Rangers, they all have the expansion stuff down pat.
    I still wouldn't shoot a deer with one unless I didn't have a bigger gun and it was absolutely necessary.
    Wild game tends to be a bit tougher in the hide than Homo Sapiens and can run a long way in a shorter time than a human as well.
    More chance of him dying and not being found being shot with a 9mm.
    Glad it turned out well for you though.