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coastguardgunnersmate 03-08-2012 03:33 PM

hornady critical defense ammo
I bought a box of hornady critical defense ammo for my home defense ammo and took it to the range today for a test run. I fired two rounds through my glock 23 and had a failure to feed. The rubber tip jammed on the feed ramp. I then had two more failure to feeds. I want to like this ammo but by performance today don't feel its dependable. Any thoughts? What do you guys carry for personal defense ammo?

JTJ 03-08-2012 04:08 PM

I keep it in my 357 but have not tried it in an auto. I picked up a box of 380 to try.

g23shooter 03-08-2012 04:18 PM

I have used in my G23 with np but Zi carry the one with out the insert now.

kytowboater 03-08-2012 04:30 PM

I carry it in a 3.5 in 1911. Never had any issues getting it to feed. Ran flawlessly and shot very well.

coastguardgunnersmate 03-08-2012 09:56 PM

I'm going to stick with it and chalk it up to a bad batch. I really think it is a great home defense round, just was frustrated with the feeding problems.

csaw44 03-09-2012 02:23 AM

I have never had a problem with it in my G26 or G19

Texanbybirth 03-10-2012 07:06 PM

It works fine in my Kahr CW-9.

therewolf 03-12-2012 05:53 AM

You need to get hollowpoints which are less aggressive.

HCD is great, runs thru my 1911, but gets caught feeding

on a lot of autos.

Try to find defensive ammo with a much smaller front

cavity, and try again.

USMC-03 03-12-2012 06:31 AM

I prefer a Winchester PDX1 or Ranger but have used the critical defense and never had a problem. I also have my feed ramps polished in all of my guns.

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