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Anyone looked into hornady critical duty? Was reading in my handgun mag that they were excepted by the FBI! Any input on this round or how it functions in the PERFECT glock?
 

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I have these in use. Shot about half the box with no issues through my 26 and 19.
 

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My OD ammo in all my weapons. I do nice tight groups with the stuff, too.
 

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I run the hornady critical defense in all my handguns. Good ammo.
They seem to be identical to me. I really don't know the difference in them
 

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I heard the new Hornady ammo has a better expansion and a flexible tip. I cant really tell the difference between the Critical Duty and Critical Defense. But i have the Critical Defense in my carry gun. And the Hornady Zombie Max is the same as the Hornady Critical Defense I believe.
 

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According to Hornady's website, the Critical Duty is the only ammo to have passed all of the FBI protocols. Wonder where this leaves the TAP? Seesm like the Critical Duty may be a bit over-penetrating for most civilian Self-Defense applications.

Hornady has a great site. It will answer most questions.

http://www.hornady.com/
 

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The duty ammo is better for penetrating glass, clothing, etc without losing its line or starting to expand too soon. I personally wouldn't recommend it as a self defense round just for the sake of over penetration and the risk of collateral damage. The defense round is a lighter load and will definitely get the job done.
 

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jrob238 said:
The duty ammo is better for penetrating glass, clothing, etc without losing its line or starting to expand too soon. I personally wouldn't recommend it as a self defense round just for the sake of over penetration and the risk of collateral damage. The defense round is a lighter load and will definitely get the job done.
Just know put this in perspective. Really don't want that. Sticking with my gold dot
 

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They seem to be identical to me. I really don't know the difference in them
The duty ammo was designed specifically to meet FBI protocol in penetrating sheet metal and glass while maintaining mass, expansion and penetration in humans.

The duty ammo is better for penetrating glass, clothing, etc without losing its line or starting to expand too soon. I personally wouldn't recommend it as a self defense round just for the sake of over penetration and the risk of collateral damage. The defense round is a lighter load and will definitely get the job done.
The average penetration with the duty ammo is still only 15" which is within normal range for SD. The main reason for civilians to stick with Critical Defense instead of the duty ammo is lower recoil and a general lack of need to worry about shooting through sheet metal and glass.
 
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