Hornady Critical Duty ammo for 9mm Luger
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  • Most of us won't need to shoot through barriers and, in fact, may see the ability to do so as a disadvantage
  • If you're looking for a good, home defense hollow point bullet, you might consider Hornady Critical Defense -- that is a reliable bullet that will mushroom and stick in walls and such, whereas these Critical Duty shells will not
  • Also, I love the flex lock insert in the tip of the bullet
  • I prefer a typical hollow point such as Hornady Critical Defense for use at home, but to each his own


    • by HawgWyld

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      If you are looking for some good, defensive ammunition for your 9mm pistol, you might be tempted to pick up a box of Hornady Critical Duty shells for a number of reasons. First of all, Hornady is a well-known manufacturer of ammo and has a reputation for cranking out reliable stuff. Second, the casings on these are nickel and that means the shells are “slicker” and tend to cycle more smoothly than brass (in other words, there is less of a chance that they’ll jam).

      But here’s the thing about Hornady Critical Duty ammo


      this stuff is great if you need to shoot through barriers, but that might not be what you want in a home defense situation. Hornady markets these to law enforcement officials who are much more likely to wind up in gun battles and needing to fire through walls, windshields and etc. when fighting baddies. Most of us won’t need to shoot through barriers and, in fact, may see the ability to do so as a disadvantage.

      What disadvantage? If you are facing a home invader, you probably want ammo that won’t penetrate walls if you

      miss your target. In a home invasion situation, there’s a good chance you’ll shoot through a wall and kill or injure a family member. That being the case, you probably don’t want ammo that penetrates wall. If you’re looking for a good, home defense hollow point bullet, you might consider Hornady Critical Defense — that is a reliable bullet that will mushroom and stick in walls and such, whereas these Critical Duty shells will not.

      Having said all of that, there are some advantages to Critical Duty bullets. These do mushroom quite well when they ...


      • Hornady Critical Duty ammo for 9mm Luger
      hit someone and will do so with enough spread and force to put your target in shock and stop that invader in his or her tracks (that’s kind of the goal, isn’t it). These bullets do hit pretty hard — these 135-gran bullets fly at 1,010 feet-per-second and hit with the force of 100 foot-pounds. Yeah. Ouch.

      Also, I love the flex lock insert in the tip of the bullet. That is, in essence, a rubberized plug that helps the bullet keep its profile long enough to penetrate barriers before exposing the hollow point and

      mushrooming. That is a great feature because there’s less of a chance of the hollow point hanging on the feed ramp in your pistol. Yes, that’s another way to help prevent jams and that is a good thing.

      While these are great bullets, they may not be suitable for home use because they penetrate through walls and that could be dangerous. I prefer a “typical” hollow point such as Hornady Critical Defense for use at home, but to each his own. These bullets do perform very well and pack quite a wallop, so you could do worse.




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