hornady critical defense ammo

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by coastguardgunnersmate, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. coastguardgunnersmate

    coastguardgunnersmate New Member

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    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?
     
  2. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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

  3. g23shooter

    g23shooter New Member

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

    kytowboater Active Member

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

    coastguardgunnersmate New Member

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    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.
     
  6. csaw44

    csaw44 New Member

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

    Texanbybirth New Member

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    It works fine in my Kahr CW-9.
     
  8. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    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.
     
  9. USMC-03

    USMC-03 New Member

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    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.