Hornady Critical Defense Water Jug Test Today

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  1. bassoneer

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    I went to the Norris, TN Police Dept range this afternoon and did some water jug testing - something I really enjoy doing. It is a mixture of science and being a kid. Anyway, I will make two posts for the two types of ammo. This one will cover the new Hornady Critical Defense in .38 +P. I only had enough jugs to do one test of this ammo, but it did perfectly. I shot it from a S&W 638 Airweight (shrouded hammer, 1 7/8" barrel). It went into the third water jug (milk jugs) and expanded perfectly. I would like to do some more tests once it warms up, but for now I'm fairly impressed. I didn't think to look for the little red rubber insert when retreiving the bullet - next time I will. Take a look at the photos...Later, B

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    Those look great B. I'm going to have to pick some of those up. I'm impressed. I'd like to try some in .380 too. Tests well done
  3. Pumpkinheaver

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    I've been wanting to try those. I haven't seen them in stores around here yet.
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    I ordered these from Cabela's. Believe it or not, I also saw some at a gun show here in Knoxville, but I already had these on order. I figured all the hype was just marketing BS, but it really did wonderful. I know guys with .380's and 9mm's...I am going to ask if they'll test the other calibers too. I was impressed. Later, B
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    I'm going to Bass Pro today after a range trip. I hope they have some Critical Defense.
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