What is the difference between critical defense and Critical Duty ammo?
Critical Defense is for short barrel guns where barrier penetration is not important and reducing over-penetration risk is. Critical Duty is for LE missions where you would like a “barrier blind” bullet that will still expand and penetrate after punching through intermediate obstacles.
Is Hornady Critical Defense ammo good?
Hornady has established a new standard of performance for self-defense ammunition in compact handguns. Its Critical Defense loads offer a good balance of penetration and expansion, even when first passing through heavy clothing. Hornady claims this tip initiates expansion and the ammunition is supremely reliable.
Is Hornady Critical duty only for law enforcement?
For Law Enforcement use only Critical DUTY® handgun ammunition is built to meet the diverse on-duty requirements of law enforcement and tactical professionals.
Is Speer Gold Dot ammo good?
The classic, of course, is plain old Speer Gold Dot. It’s a quality carry round and has been a proven performer for more than 20 years. You just can’t go wrong with it, as it’s proven in the field and in testing with the FBI protocols.
What is critical defense ammo?
Critical Defense® ammunition was developed to provide the best performance for personal protection and is the ultimate choice for concealed carry firearms or self defense rifles. Bright nickel-plated cartridge cases ease chamber checks in reduced light, and low-flash propellants preserve night vision.
What 9mm ammo does the FBI use 2021?
Federal Premium LE HST A common choice for law enforcement agencies, this 9mm ammo has scored well in FBI and independent ballistic tests. The Federal HST LE bullet is designed to expand to create a large wound cavity.
Is critical defense good?
Personal Protection / Concealed Carry Critical Defense® handgun ammunition was developed to provide the best performance for DEFENSIVE or PERSONAL PROTECTION SITUATIONS and is the ultimate choice for any short barreled, concealed carry style firearm. *As defined by the ‘FBI Protocol” handgun ammunition tests.
What is Hornady Critical duty?
Critical Duty® is loaded with the tough Hornady® FlexLock® bullet that delivers “barrier blind” performance when shot through common urban barriers. The patented Hornady® Flex Tip® design eliminates clogging and aids bullet expansion.
What does duty ammo mean?
Critical DUTY® = On-Duty/ Critical DUTY® handgun ammunition is built to meet the diverse on-duty requirements of law enforcement and tactical professionals. Critical DUTY® ammunition delivers superior barrier penetration and subsequent terminal performance, while still minimizing the liability of over-penetration.*
What 9mm ammo does FBI use?
Is Speer Gold Dot Hollow Point?
Each Gold Dot hollow point cavity is tuned by specific caliber and bullet weight to ensure optimum performance. We form the hollow point cavity in two stages. The bullet is then finished to provide a smooth profile for reliable feeding in semi-automatic handguns.
What kind of bullet is used for critical defense?
The Flex Tip eXpanding (FTX) bullet developed for Critical Defense ammunition looks like a traditional Jacketed Hollow Point (JHP) bullet whose cavity has been filled with a polymer plug.
Which is heavier critical duty or FTX bullet?
Critical Duty 9 mm 135 grain FlexLock, Heavy Clothing. (Photo/Hornady Manufacturing Co.) You can see how the heavier FlexLock bullet, designed for barrier penetration, goes deeper into the gel than the lighter weight FTX.
How big is a 9 mm critical duty bullet?
In comparison, when fired from a service-length 4.5-inch barrel, the Critical Duty FlexLock 135 grain 9 mm bullet penetrates 15.25 inches, expands to 0.56 inches diameter, and also retains 100 percent of its weight: Critical Duty 9 mm 135 grain FlexLock, Heavy Clothing. (Photo/Hornady Manufacturing Co.)