Hornady Critical Defense

This is a discussion on Hornady Critical Defense within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I just picked up some SD ammo from the Dick's Sporting Goods here in Indy. I haven't used them before and haven't been to the ...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 18

Thread: Hornady Critical Defense

  1. #1
    Member Array Headshrinker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    64

    Hornady Critical Defense

    I just picked up some SD ammo from the Dick's Sporting Goods here in Indy. I haven't used them before and haven't been to the range yet to check them out, but thought I would grab them since it's getting harder and harder to find 9mm anywhere anymore. Anyone tried these yet and what do you think of them? They have a rubber core inside the HP tip that is supposed to guarantee full expansion under all conditions. They only had 115 gr. weight, would have preferred 124 gr or heavier.
    COGITO, ERGO PORTO

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Member Array hihosilver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    467
    I carry it in my 380. Runs through the P3at very nice. I would like to see some tests done on the 9mm.
    Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it ......

  4. #3
    jfl
    jfl is offline
    Distinguished Member Array jfl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Palm Beach County, FL
    Posts
    1,485
    Saw the ad in the NRA magazine; looks good on paper; I am going to get a couple boxes ........ if I can find some (9mm).

    Any reports would be nice.
    The first rule of a gunfight: "Don't be there !"
    The second rule: "Bring enough gun"

    jfl
    (NRA Life Member/Instructor - GOA - IDPA - GSSF - ex-IHMSA)

  5. #4
    VIP Member
    Array nn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    7,120
    They should perform the same as ball ammo in your gun.

  6. #5
    VIP Member Array crzy4guns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    2,637
    I think it is the same concept as Corbon's Powerball ammo. If your pistol will not feed hollowpoints, then either this or Powerball should be a great alternative.
    God bless our troops!

  7. #6
    Member Array blinkstafoo1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    227
    I carry it in my LCP, all I've heard are great things, their are some good videos on youtube about it.
    NRA Member

  8. #7
    Distinguished Member Array clarkston_cz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Lewis-Clark Valley
    Posts
    1,480

    Low recoil, minimal muzzle flash /blast. Excellent accuracy!

    http://www.angelfire.com/amiga/hakan...alDefense.html
    I can't wait to bust some through my Duty after it arrives.

  9. #8
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    44,695
    It can look good on paper, make sense in the article, but the bottom line is how your pistola eats it.

    It does look like it's worth trying. The real problem is trying to find some to experiment with...
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  10. #9
    Member Array 9 Micky Mouse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Fedricksburg, VA/ McDonough GA
    Posts
    116
    Out of a 4in bbl they are running 1135fps I talked to a Hornady tech
    You do not think the 9mm is effective? Then let me shoot at you.

  11. #10
    Member Array JimH58's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northern Kentucky
    Posts
    300
    All I know about them is that the ballistics test on them have been good. Have gotten good penetration and good expansion. I carry Cor Bon DPX and the Hornady compares well with the DPX and maybe a bit better.
    JimH
    Kentucky
    ********************************
    S&W 442, Bersa 380, S&W 9mm M&P, Springfield XD40c
    ********************************
    Member: NRA, USCCA

  12. #11
    Member Array hihosilver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    467
    Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it ......

  13. #12
    Senior Member Array HowardCohodas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Canton, OH
    Posts
    899
    Quote Originally Posted by nn View Post
    They should perform the same as ball ammo in your gun.
    Please explain.

    Quote Originally Posted by JimH58 View Post
    All I know about them is that the ballistics test on them have been good. Have gotten good penetration and good expansion. I carry Cor Bon DPX and the Hornady compares well with the DPX and maybe a bit better.
    The engineering focus for Hornady's CD round is reliability of expansion. It is achieved by doing things that are not obvious by just visual inspection nor simple ballistic gel tests. Although visually it appears they just poured a rubberized compound into the hole of a hollow point, there is more going on. The result is achieved by a combination of the formulation of the compound and the design of the hollow point head such that in combination, they achieve the reliability of expansion criteria.

    It is my EDC in my LCP because it feeds reliably and because I'm an engineering nerd who is attracted by this kind of innovative approach.

    Quote Originally Posted by hihosilver View Post
    My preferred goto guy for independent professional testing is DocGKR who currently hangs out at the M4Carbine forum. His analysis here BUG's: .380 ACP vs. .38 Sp - M4Carbine.net Forums
    Howard
    I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop!!
    Politically Incorrect Self Defense

  14. #13
    Member Array GATORZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    GATOR NATION, FLA
    Posts
    35
    It is in both of my 380's

    I want to get some for my 9mm, but can't find any around here.

    Has anyone tired Hornadays TAP ammo in the 9mm?
    Hey Obama, I will keep my guns, my money, & my freedom...You can keep "The change"_____Government is not the solution to our problems...Government IS the problem

    Springfield Armory XD9SC...Bersa 380 CC...Ruger SP 101 357 Mag/Snub...Ruger 380 LCP...Mossberg 500 Tactical Persuader

  15. #14
    Member Array NosaMSirhC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    23435
    Posts
    227
    I just saw this on Guns and Ammo TV the other night. Looked like a good option for the .380 if I can find some. (Can't get the smiles to work but would of inserted the ROFL one here)

    Be Safe

    NosaM

  16. #15
    Member Array blinkstafoo1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    227
    From what I've heard the rubber tip is going to help with expansion through heavy clothing.
    NRA Member

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Hornady Critical Defense
    By Timezoneguy in forum Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: July 18th, 2011, 09:21 PM
  2. Hornady Critical Defense
    By jabo2818 in forum Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: March 27th, 2010, 03:02 PM
  3. DPX VRS Hornady Critical defense
    By HKTANK in forum Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: February 28th, 2010, 01:52 PM
  4. Hornady Critical Defense 45?
    By pack45 in forum Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: January 1st, 2010, 09:44 AM
  5. Anybody know where to get Hornady Critical Defense 9mm
    By gilfo in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: October 1st, 2009, 12:04 AM

Search tags for this page

cor bon vs hornady

,
corbon powerball 380
,

corbon powerball vs hornady critical defense

,
corbon vs hornady critical defense
,
critical defense hornady powrball .380
,

critical defense vs powerball

,
hornady critical defense real life statistics
,

hornady critical defense vs corbon powerball

,

hornady critical defense vs powerball

,
hornady powerball
,
hornady vs corbon
,
powerball vs critical defense
Click on a term to search for related topics.