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Old 08-30-2012, 10:28 PM   #21
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Id look at hornaday critical duty. Very rapid expansion, doesn't penetrate too much.

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Well the good thing is im getting a mossy 500 in 2 weeks, then i wont have to worry about 9mm for home def
Bingo!!!!!
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Id look at hornaday critical duty. Very rapid expansion, doesn't penetrate too much.
True.. i have critical defense. They havent had them at LGS ir Academy
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Id look at hornaday critical duty. Very rapid expansion, doesn't penetrate too much.
Check again. Hornady advertises that it (Critical Duty Ammo) penetrates windshield glass, multiple layers of drywall, some thickness of wood ... there's a list according to the FBI's specification for penetration with continued lethal effect.

Quoting their site: "Its large mechanical jacket-to-core InterLock® band works to keep the bullet and core from separating for maximum weight retention and proven terminal performance through all FBI test barriers."

From here: http://www.hornady.com/store/Critical-DUTY-New/

Their Critical Defense ammo doesn't mention penetrating through anything but heavy clothing ... whether it goes through walls, I don't know, but is probably worthy of testing.
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A buddy of mine is a California attorney and told me not to buy any ammo specifically with shooting someone in my home in mind. (12 guage tactical loads, .44 hydro shock) He said it would be easier to defend my actions if I wasn't planning the safest way to shoot someone.
You have to love our litigious society.

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Check again. Hornady advertises that it (Critical Duty Ammo) penetrates windshield glass, multiple layers of drywall, some thickness of wood ... there's a list according to the FBI's specification for penetration with continued lethal effect.

Quoting their site: "Its large mechanical jacket-to-core InterLock® band works to keep the bullet and core from separating for maximum weight retention and proven terminal performance through all FBI test barriers."

From here: http://www.hornady.com/store/Critical-DUTY-New/

Their Critical Defense ammo doesn't mention penetrating through anything but heavy clothing ... whether it goes through walls, I don't know, but is probably worthy of testing.
Agreed.. Critical Duty was made to penetrate just about any barrier a police officer or govt agent would see on a day to day basis. Wood.. Car doors.. Dry wall ... Ugly intruder!

Its my new choice for home defense load! Hornady makes amazing products.. This one is no different. Its a "Hot" load so practice will be painful in small handguns... Painful on the wallet as well.. I pay $20 for 25rds. I only take 1 box at time to the range.... Paper targets dont stand a chance



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Agreed.. Critical Duty was made to penetrate just about any barrier a police officer or govt agent would see on a day to day basis. Wood.. Car doors.. Dry wall ... Ugly intruder!

Its my new choice for home defense load! Hornady makes amazing products.. This one is no different. Its a "Hot" load so practice will be painful in small handguns... Painful on the wallet as well.. I pay $20 for 25rds. I only take 1 box at time to the range.... Paper targets dont stand a chance
Why would you want a round that penetrates for home defense? You don't want it going through walls, say in an APARTMENT for Hd critical defense is what you want. And I can say this is a rapidly expanding round, meaning it loose's most of its energy as soon as it penetrates, which again is what your looking for.
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Agreed.. Critical Duty was made to penetrate just about any barrier a police officer or govt agent would see on a day to day basis. Wood.. Car doors.. Dry wall ... Ugly intruder!

Its my new choice for home defense load! Hornady makes amazing products.. This one is no different. Its a "Hot" load so practice will be painful in small handguns... Painful on the wallet as well.. I pay $20 for 25rds. I only take 1 box at time to the range.... Paper targets dont stand a chance



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Penetration is not the issue; over-penetrations is. Any bullet that passes through completely is not dumping that energy into the Bad Guy ... is not contributing to the system shock generally sought to make the Bad Guy stop what he's doing. The object is not to kill or critically wound; it's to make them stop.

In other words: Penetration is Good (to a point); perforation (through-and-through) is Bad.

Until I can check out the loads mentioned earlier (Magsafe), I'll stick with Glasers, at least for the top couple on the mag or cylinder positions.
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The best home defense round is the one you never have to fire. The loudest noise in the world is the racking of a 12 ga. pump at 1:00 am. Anyone in your home is looking for the quickest way out.

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I have said that for years. The sound of a 12 gauge is a sound that can not be mistaken. Then again hearing a slide slam shut might have the same effect.

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