Hornady Critical Duty 9mm 135 Grain Standard and +P Terminal test

Hornady Critical Duty 9mm 135 Grain Standard and +P Terminal Test

This is a discussion on Hornady Critical Duty 9mm 135 Grain Standard and +P Terminal Test within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I ran the test in June, but just today got the chance to finish up the pictures and video. Blog Article: Pocket Guns and Gear: ...

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    Hornady Critical Duty 9mm 135 Grain Standard and +P Terminal test

    I ran the test in June, but just today got the chance to finish up the pictures and video.

    Blog Article:
    Pocket Guns and Gear: Hornady Critical Duty 9mm 135 Grain Standard and +P test

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    Nice! Looks like either would get the job done under typical conditions. Good penetration, decent expansion..
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    Very nice, thanks for the research and information. Great round for defense IMO; same round that I carry in my PM9 and CM9.
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    Nice, Thanks for sharing

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    looks like a great round,thanks for testing..

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    Wow, talk about timing.

    I just picked up a box of both the Standard and +P rounds recently.

    Thanks for taking the time to test and share your results.

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    Nice test, Thanks. I like Hornady Critical Defense/Duty ammo. Very reliable.

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    Very nice video indeed, Im not much a fan of Hornady any more after doing several tests into Balistic Gel, had some fail to open in .45ACP, .40S&W and .380, and the ones that do expand just dont expand very far, which can be a good and bad thing, also had some rounds that just went puff and luckily had enough power to send the bullet out the barrel... so after those problems I just dont have any confidence in them.. only use Winchester Ranger T's and Federal's HST or Speer Gold Dots..

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    Better performance than the critical defense, however the Gold Dot, PDX1 & HST are all duplicating this penetration with better expansion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgb View Post
    Better performance than the critical defense, however the Gold Dot, PDX1 & HST are all duplicating this penetration with better expansion.
    And those rounds are cheaper than Crit Duty, to boot.
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    Very nice video, thanks for sharing it.

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    Looks like both rounds offer impressive performance. Thanks for the letting us see the results.
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    I'd like to see a meat test of this round.
    The Critical Defense bullets tend to fail in this medium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShootNScoot View Post
    I'd like to see a meat test of this round.The Critical Defense bullets tend to fail in this medium.
    Please link to test/documentation where this round has failed in that type of media.. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShootNScoot View Post
    I'd like to see a meat test of this round.
    The Critical Defense bullets tend to fail in this medium.
    I would also like to see documentation supporting this claim, please.

    While Simtest is not calibrated gelatin, it yields results that are surprisingly close to what we see in gelatin. There are a multitude of tests (many of them by TNoutdoors testing this design) on YouTube that show just how well it does.
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