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Old 11-22-2012, 06:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Love the Review on Hornady .40 S&W Hornady TAP FPD 155 Grain JHP

I was thinking about doing some more stocking up on ammo, but need more self defense rounds since I have plenty of plinking target rounds.

This stuff looked cheap for Tactical Self Defense Ammo. Thought I'd read the reviews.

Scroll down to about mid page and see the 1st review. I have lots of questions about that, but I guess you never know until your put into that position.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/AMM-531#Reviews

He gave it a 5 star, or in this case, a 5 cartridge rating.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Mike K needs to practice more.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Originally Posted by oppo View Post
Mike K needs to practice more.
My thoughts exactly. How the hell do you get a leg and right leg at that. I'da been going for the center between the nips or left tit nipple. There again, I've not been in the scenario, so I can only say what I'd LIKE and HOPE to do. It's all real different in real life.
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The Hornady Critical Defense and Critical Duty seem to be very good defensive rounds. I carry them in all my defensive weapons.
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The Hornady Critical Defense and Critical Duty SEEM to be very good defensive rounds. I carry them in all my defensive weapons.
If you had got to shoot someone with them like Mike K did, then you'd KNOW for sure if they were good defensive rounds.


Reviewer: MIKE K
I have a cheap Hi Point 40 carbine. On the night of October 25th, I had a robber break in. I had the right to shoot, so I shot. He went down first shot, in the leg. Even though he wasn't killed by the bullet, he cannot move his right leg and the effectiveness was great.
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LOL at the review.
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My new defense load
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Originally Posted by blockdoc View Post
The Hornady Critical Defense and Critical Duty seem to be very good defensive rounds. I carry them in all my defensive weapons.
http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?p=2386955

Might want to read, Unfortunately I have a box of this stuff laying around and now wish I didn't.
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I read it. I want the time it took me to do so back.

The rounds work well out of my carry weapons. I practice with these rounds too, not just cheap stuff & then carry something else.

I'll continue to carry them.
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Originally Posted by Smith View Post
http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?p=2386955

Might want to read, Unfortunately I have a box of this stuff laying around and now wish I didn't.
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I read it. I want the time it took me to do so back.

The rounds work well out of my carry weapons. I practice with these rounds too, not just cheap stuff & then carry something else.

I'll continue to carry them.
I'll take blockdoc's word for it and not waste my time reading all of it. I did read the first post about Ammo not firing, and retried and still no fire. I try to be openminded and realize that anyone, and I mean and company whoever they are from the bottom of the barrel low quality to the highest quality company and their highest quality rounds. Chances are they don't make their primers and could have gotten a bad batch, they also could have gotten some bunk powder. A machine may have malfunctioned and even missed putting powder in some rounds before it was noticed etc. I will say it better be a very rare occurance or I will not be so forgiving.

Now if I bought 3 boxes at the same time, it's probably safe to say all 3 boxes will have the same failure if it's a primer issue. I'd expect replacement of the 2 unfired boxes and compensation of some sort for the failed rounds. Years ago I didn't mind a few bad rounds, but as expensive as ammo is today.. But you also won't get a retailer to do anything. You'll have to send it back to the manufacturer.

On the same note. When I buy Self Defense Ammo, I will buy 2 boxes at the same exact time. I'll shot off 14 rounds out of the first box of 20 leaving me a total of 26 rounds to load both of my 13 rounds mags and hope with no failures in the first 14 rounds the other 26 I'll be able to depend on my life. Always a good iidea to test at least a few rounds. People do error, and so do machines.
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