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I found this video on youtube on Hornady Critical Defense 380 ACP 90gr ammo, great info and test fire. It also tells why if you unload your ammo (like for cleaning) do not put the bullet that was in the chamber back on top in your magazine that will go back into the chamber afterwards.
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Hornady Critical Defense .380 ACP 90 gr Ammo Test - YouTube
 

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Any idea how that stacks up against the Buffalo Bore 90 and 95 gr. JHP +P ammo? Sounds like it should be less expensive! But performance?
 

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My carry gun is a FNP .45 ACP and my bug is the Bersa Plus. I have 3 mags for it. I keep 2 loaded with the Critical Defence ammo in this video and the 3rd loaded with Remington 102 grain Brass rds. I also keep a Charter Arms revolver with 2 snake shot rds and 3 +P+ rds for bad dogs. The +P+ rds were a soft lead rd.that was developed by the Kansas City PD several years ago. My C.A. is an older 5 shot .38 special that weighs 14 oz. empty. I used to own an older 12 yr.old Yorkie a few years ago and we were attacked by 3 dogs a few yrs.back. My Yorkie was pounced by a Jack Russell Terrier and a mut while I had a Pit Bull that grabbed my pants leg and dumped me flat on the ground.When he lunged at my leg I shot a HP rd.just in front of him and all 3 dogs ran down my street and went in a nearby house. It turns out that we had new neighbors that adopted rescue animals from the pound. The male of the couple got a kick out of letting the dogs loose to pounce on the resident lap dogs until we came by. He came out and asked if I shot blanks. I replied in the negative and when he demanded to see my weapon I offered to give him a free memento to take with him. I am 60,he was a tattooed skin head with fishhooks and spikes sticking out all over about 25 yr old. I had no idea he was so sensitive,but a few minutes later a nice deputy sheriff tapped on my front door. I explained to him what happened and he suggested the shot shells and/or a can of mace.He went back to the neighbor and had a load conversation.Two weeks later they moved. Honest Story.
To answer your question the same guy has tested probably dozens of .380 rds.but I don't remember him testing Buffalo Bore.
 

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I had seen testing data from Handgunner Magazine (I think) on a bunch of different type and caliber rounds. The Buffalo Bore HP +P rounds gave 12-13" penetration. BB also makes a 100gr hard cast lead FN round that penetrates 24"!!! Not bad for a 380 for any of these higher powered rounds. I'm glad your doggie incident turned out reasonably well for you. That sounds like it coulda turned into a real problem down the road! :mad:
 

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According to Steve Johnson, Hornady Marketing Communications Manager, the Critical Defense line of handgun ammunition: "...is not designed to shoot through glass, is not designed to shoot through a car door, and is not designed to shoot through a wall. "


Guess suppose to use in a back to back 10 pace duel
 

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According to Steve Johnson, Hornady Marketing Communications Manager, the Critical Defense line of handgun ammunition: "...is not designed to shoot through glass, is not designed to shoot through a car door, and is not designed to shoot through a wall. "


Guess suppose to use in a back to back 10 pace duel
Strange.... Is he saying their ammo stinks.

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I think that he means that it meant for flesh that is clothed, but they're not designed for hard barriers. Not passing through walls is a good thing. Knowing the limitations of your "tools" is important.
A .380 is meant for face to face S.D. You want it to dump it's energy into your "threat", not penetrate beyond endangering inocents.
If you need a round to penetrate those barriers, you've misjudged your weapons' mission. That's what .357 magnums or rifle rounds are for.
 

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I think that he means that it meant for flesh that is clothed, but they're not designed for hard barriers. Not passing through walls is a good thing. Knowing the limitations of your "tools" is important.
A .380 is meant for face to face S.D. You want it to dump it's energy into your "threat", not penetrate beyond endangering inocents.
If you need a round to penetrate those barriers, you've misjudged your weapons' mission. That's what .357 magnums or rifle rounds are for.
That sounds about right and it was my impression of Home Defense Ammo. Which is why I use it, it just sounded strange. Thanks
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Yep but what about guy using you wall for cover . I knew a guy that that happened to he was shot at in his house and BG duck behind wall. He fired thru his wall and BG DRT . With this ammo you might be in trouble. I want ammo that will go thru common walls car glass or light metal . Not every body going to stand in open and shoot at you. That why I carry Corbon DPX I have shot thru many common barriers and layers of denim and they worked every time in 380 and 45 acp
 

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According to Steve Johnson, Hornady Marketing Communications Manager, the Critical Defense line of handgun ammunition: "...is not designed to shoot through glass ...
I wonder why in their magazine ads they push shooting through auto glass in pictures and text? If it's advertised as such, seems he is being contradictory saying it isn't supposed to go through glass...?
 

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My carry is a Thunder 380 and my home defense is a 9mm with Hornady +p.. Love my 380 but I know what its limitations are. If I'm going to spend a lot of energy going thru walls, I'm going to opt for a 40 or stronger.
 
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