Identifying Critical Duty from Critical Defense is easy.
Critical Duty has an "H" embossed in the flex tip. There are other differences, but that one alone makes ID simple.
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- Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:28 am
- Forum: Holsters & Accessories
- Topic: Ammo type for Self Defense
- Replies: 33
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Grundy1133 wrote:see on all these tests, they use a compact for the S&W .40 which causes hornady critical duty (the ammo i carry) to over penetrate. however I carry a fullsize, which is what critical duty was really designed for... I wish they would have shot the ammo from a gun that the ammo was meant for. People look at all the different ammo that over penetrates and think wow that ammo sucks. but in rality its just being shot from the wrong kind of gun. same issue on the link someone else posted. the ammos being shot from a compact. Critical Defense is designed for compacts and Critical Duty is designed for full size guns. I'm gonna see if i can find a ballistics test done with compacts and full sizes. If i find anything Ill post it here for others who may carry a full size.RandyM wrote:this article just came out, comparing ammo in 380, 9mm, 40, and 45, has images of each shot thru gel, good article.
https://www.ammunitiontogo.com/lodge/be ... 0-20729049
My Sig P938 9mm with it's 3.0" bbl is loaded with Critical Defense.
My Sig P238 .380 with it's 2.7" bbl is loaded with Critical Defense.
My Rock Island Officer's model .45ACP with it's 3.25" bbl is loaded with Critical Defense.
My Kimber Ultra CDP .45ACP with it's 3" bbl is loaded with Critical Defense,
My Dan Wesson V-bob .45ACP with it's 4.25" bbl is loaded with Critical Duty.
My Dan Wesson Guardian .45ACP with it's 4.25" bbl is loaded with Critical Duty.
If needed I also have an unopened case of Winchester .45ACP PDX1.