Hornady® Critical Defense® Handgun Ammo
great ammo for personal defense. this is my favorite winter carry ammo. very dependable. it may not have the most knockdown power, but it expands pretty much every time.
October 7, 2011
Solid Performing ammo
This ammo works very well in my .357 ruger, model SP 101 revolver. Overall power and accuracy are as described by the manufacturer. That is a must for where I currently live along the South Texas/Mexico Border. This is the ammo that I carry in all my concealed carry/personal defense handguns. Good buy!
August 29, 2011
I ordered .45, .380 and 9mm in this ammo.
Have magazines loaded. Haven't not shot any - don't intend to, unless threatened. I'm sure it will do the job.
August 21, 2011
Hornady Critical Defense
It's impossible to properly review this product in terms of its designers' criteria as I haven't had occasion to shoot anyone. Nevertheless, the ammo represents a great deal of analytical thought and engineering with respect to getting the bullet through the clothing cleanly and then expanding to create a substantial ballistic wound channel. For a full description see the Hornady website. That said, on the one day that I shot this ammo at the range I was less accurate with my J-frame S&W than I usually am. I might have been having a bad day. Otherwise, the ammo appeared well made, packaged, and every round fired (no squib loads). However, if accuracy is your goal I'd recommend something else, like a Match Grade bullet.
July 21, 2011