Latest Hornady Critical Defense 380 Test

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    Latest Hornady Critical Defense 380 test

    For those that choose to carry a pocket 380, I thought I would share this latest test with you. One test isn't enough to establish a track record, but I was really surprised by how well the round tested. I'm really pleased with the heavy denim result.

    Full blog write up.
    Pocket Guns and Gear: Hornady Critical Defense 380 Auto 90 Grain FTX Denim and Clear Gel test

    Just the video.
    Last edited by Ljutic; August 3rd, 2013 at 04:09 PM.
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    Another nice job, Bruce.
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    It's nice to see a .380 JHP that actually expands and makes 12" in bare and clothed gelatin.

    Looks like Hornady has a good round there.

    Thanks for the test.
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    great job on your testing. thanks for sharing. i watched you're bare gel test comparing the z-max and the critical defense both did not penetrate as far as this one. any reason for this?

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    I noted you did a test of 9mm vs .380 Critical Defense, and in that test the .380 only did 10.5 inches.

    I'm still sticking with flat point FMJ.
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