Hornady Critical Duty...

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by SHOOTER13, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    45 Auto+P 220 grain FlexLock

    Finally...been wanting to get some of this for my .45 ACP ammo collection and to try

    on some BR materials I've been collecting for penetration tests. Results will be published here...


    http://m.hornady.com/store/45-Auto-P-220-gr-Crit-Duty
     
  2. shaner

    shaner Active Member

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    thats great ive never found it for 45acp either, i have used it in 389, 38spl+p and 9mm.. works great i shot some at steel plates and recover some real nice stars , afterwards ,
     

  3. threetango

    threetango Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Ask my local ammo guy about this and he said it may be a while before it hits the shelves in our area.

    At almost $29 a box I hope it is something special.:(
     
  4. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    A buddy of mine works ( cuts and fabricates ) plastics, acrylics, polycarbonates and bullet resistant (BR) products.

    I've been given four 1 1/2 inch thick "hunks" measuring one foot wide by three foot high to test ballistic strength/durability.

    I plan to use the following criteria and calibers for the test:

    Distance from target: ( pistol calibers )...10 yards

    Distance from target: ( rifle calibers )...25 yards

    Calibers ( pistol )

    9mm FMJ
    9mm HP
    .38spec FMJ
    .357mag HP
    .45acp FMJ
    .45acp HP

    Calibers ( rifle )

    .223rem FMJ
    .223rem HP
    7.62x39mm FMJ
    7.62x39mm HP

    (shotgun)

    12 gauge birdshot
    12 gauge buckshot
    12 gauge slug

    I will include the brand names in the test results.

    Stay tuned...
     
  5. threetango

    threetango Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Looking forward to your report.
    I have a box of Hornady "Critical Defense" in 185 gr FTX 45 cal. but want to try the Critical Duty 220 +P 45 cal.
     
  6. jayson

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    same here !! Gonna hit the larger store about a hr away today and see IF they have it yet lol