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Old 08-05-2010, 01:24 PM   #1
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What do you guys think about the Hornady .45acp 185gr Critical Defense Hollowpoint. They are the "pre-filled" hollowpoints for what they claim has perfect expansion every time and do not get clogged with clothes n such. I just got them for my carry Kimber 1911 and the feed fine, but how do they perform?
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:50 PM   #2
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They perform great in .380. I can't tell you about the .45 version but my LCP bug stays loaded with them. I'm sold on them. If I ever run out of Black Talons in .45 I'm going to switch to Critical Defense for my defense load. I just wish they made them in 230 gr+P.
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I've heard nothing but good things about the critical defense rounds but personally I had no interest in the 45 flavor. I personally like 230gr bullets and there are so many good options out there in 45. I think they show their performance better in the smaller calibers such as 38 or 380 but that's just my opinion.
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I keep a magazine full in my FNP-45 Tactical. Feed great and like others said, I've heard nothing but good things. The other two mags are home to speer gold dots in 230 gr.
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:38 PM   #5
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I bought a box of the 185gr to try it out. The local BiMart stocks it, so it's an affordable $18/box or so. Sure is nice to see a some high quality JHPs at a discount store price.
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