Hornady Critical Defense ammo

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    Hornady Critical Defense ammo

    I saw an article in a magazine about this ammo and before I spend the 25 bucks on the box, I wanted to know if anyone has tried this ammo and how did you like it. I carry a SA XD9SC with Winchester XTP hollowpoints. My gun eats pretty muchanything so im not too concerned about that, I am more concerned with the quality of Hornady itself. Thanks and merry Christmas and Happy holidays to those who dont celebrate Christmas.
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    Hornady quality is fine. New ammo from any manufacturer does not have a track record of shootings [success or failures].

    It should be good, but until it has been on the market and used, who knows.
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    Yep, I've always thought Hornady made a quality product. I've read a few articles lately as well. When you look at the tables and read the fine print on the test conditions and so on, it seems like you are getting decent velocity and penetration. They claim to have clean burning powder and less muzzle flash as well. I think I will pick up a box of .38 special +P next month and give it a go.

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    I've fired this round from both my wife's LCP and from my G26.

    I like it. I also like the concept of expanding bullets with no hollow cavity that can get plugged, crushed, or wrapped by clothing fibers. I also use Federal Expanding Full Metal Jacket - the 124 gr 9mm version.
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    I shot .380 out of a Kel-Tec also 9mm out of a Kel-Tec PF-9. It shot well and good on the target. I use it as my carry ammo.

    Do a seach here, there are some threads on it. Also check out you tube where you can see it been tested.

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    I have the CD in 380, 9 mm, and 38+P as I was impressed by the performance testing. I haven't had to shoot anyone yet, so I don't know how it will really work. But all of the testing and comparisons show that if I ever do need to shoot, I should not have to worry too much about the bullet expansion. They also have come out with a 357 and 45 ACP round. I obviously like the concept, but have no qualms with Gold Dots or Hydra Shocks either. The nice thing about the CD is that you can use the same round all year long. There is no need to adjust for heavier clothing, etc.

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    Another user of Critical Defense. It's what I carry in my .380.

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    I've got the Hornady .45 ACP (90900) loaded in my XD right now. Great firing ammo and very nice placement. Got a great deal from my local gun shop. Got 4 boxes for $74.00. I have never had any issues with Hornady. I use their ammo in my hunting rifle as well.
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    I carry a XD9sc loaded with Critical Defense. It cycles flawlessly, though then again the XD pretty much eats anything it's fed. I have never had a problem with it and cycle it through fairly regularly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by major99 View Post
    I saw an article in a magazine about this ammo and before I spend the 25 bucks on the box, I wanted to know if anyone has tried this ammo and how did you like it. I carry a SA XD9SC with Winchester XTP hollowpoints. My gun eats pretty muchanything so im not too concerned about that, I am more concerned with the quality of Hornady itself. Thanks and merry Christmas and Happy holidays to those who dont celebrate Christmas.
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    i have the same gun XD9sc and so does my friend and we both carry the hornaday and no problems at all.......

    we also carry it 380 in our lcp no problems at all
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    Great info! Does anyone know they velocity they're getting with it out of the XD9sc? Just a curiosity.

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    just picked some up as well as a desantis speed scabbard OWB. 83$ out the door. Gotta get used to OWB carry though. feels top heavy. Im not too sure if I like it but Ill give it a go for a week or so.
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    Good, Major99. Range report requested. Let us know how they shoot.

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    I use Critical Defense out of my Bersa Thunder CC (.380). The shape of the bullet makes it easier to feed, and hasn't failed on a Horandy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by major99 View Post
    Winchester XTP hollowpoints.
    Huh?

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