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    New Ammunition

    Has anyone used the new Hornady Critical Defense ammo? It comes in .380 and 9mm, but I have not been able to get my hands on any as of this time. From what I have read about it, this would be an excellant round for my Ruger LCP backup.

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    $21.99 - Cabela's

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    Price and Availability?

    I could not find this ammo on the Cabela web site.

    The first listing for distribution in the retail channel that I've found is MidwayUSA. You can't order it, but you can sign up for email notification.

    Price: $18.49 for 25
    Date Expected In-Stock: 11/27/2008

    MidwayUSA - Hornady Critical Defense Ammunition 380 ACP 90 Grain Flex Tip Expanding Box of 25

    Product Spec Sheet: http://www.hornady.com/images/sell_s...al_defense.pdf

    Guns & Ammo article: Critical Defense
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    Very interesting! FTX bullet huh? Hornady usually seems to be on the cutting edge of ballistics technology anyway.

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    For that price, I'll buy a box of HST or Ranger-T and get twice the ammo...ammo that has already been "well recieved" by folks (the dead ones...) on the street.

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    Flex tip bullets have been used in rifle caliber hunting rounds for awhile now and have been proven reliable for deep penetration and controlled expansion. The only SD bullets I know of using that type technology is the Carbon PowRBall.

    Flex tip bullets usually have a higher co-efficiency then hollow points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardCohodas View Post
    The first listing for distribution in the retail channel that I've found is MidwayUSA. You can't order it, but you can sign up for email notification.

    Price: $18.49 for 25
    Date Expected In-Stock: 11/27/2008

    MidwayUSA - Hornady Critical Defense Ammunition 380 ACP 90 Grain Flex Tip Expanding Box of 25
    I checked back yesterday. You can now order them. Mine are on the way.
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    Please give us a report when you test them. Thanks in advance!
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    Is this just so new that even the Hornady web site doesn't have it listed? I see Midway has 115 gr in 9mm, is anyone aware of is offered or have a stats link?

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    I already have some on order. It looks like good stuff!!!
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    Sounds like EFMJ or Powerball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragin Cajun View Post
    Flex tip bullets usually have a higher co-efficiency then hollow points.
    Mmmmmmm, a higher "co-efficiency", I'll have to look that one up!!

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    I just ordered two boxes of 38 non+P critical defense ammo for my older Colts 1957 Agent and 1967 Cobra. The whole issue behind it is that the nose won't get plugged up and stop it from expanding. It seems to work and if the penetration is 10 inches or more and expands in the snub 38's, it will be a winner. Trying to find a round to replace my ageing Fed Nyclad 38 non +P so that I can get to shoot more. Bought some wadcutters also if the defense ammo doesn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragin Cajun View Post
    Flex tip bullets usually have a higher co-efficiency then hollow points.
    Co-efficiency of what?
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    I finally got a box for my .380 today and went directly to the range. Zero malfunctions in the LCP. I took an old blue jean jacket and a large piece of heavy felt to do my own test. I put a gallon jug of water behind the jacket and the round went through both the jacket (2 layers) and the milk jug. For the next shot, I placed the felt (industrial type) between the jacket and the jug. The round made it though all 3 layers of material and the jug. I will do additional tests until I can manage to "catch" a round to see how it holds up. I will also say I felt less recoil with this ammo compared with most others I have used. To be continued.....
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