Ammo Review: Hornady Critical Defense vs. A Frying Pan

Hornady Critical Defense 45 ACP 185 grain

Our potentially life saving Hornady Critical Defense and Critical Duty ammunition tests have already revealed that… Your odds of prevailing in a commercial bakery gun fight are dramatically increased if you are carrying Hornady Critical Defense. While Activia has been shown to modulate bowel activity, it will not prevent Hornady Critical Defense ammo from expanding. […]

Ammo Review: Hornady Critical Defense vs. Butt Modulating Yogurt

Hornady Critical Defense ammo test shooting yogurt

Admit it. You’ve already got the Activia jingle going in your head. Or at least you’re wondering why a perennial hottie like Jamie Lee Curtis is now hawking butt modulating yogurt. Or what happens when bullets strike Bifidus Regularis bacteria – gajillions of them? Or whether ammunition has occasional irregularity? Or whether prune flavored yogurt […]

Ammo Review: Hornady Critical Duty vs. A Huge Pile of B.S.

Hornady Critical Defense Ammo shoots the new york times

Today we hope to answer many pressing questions: What happens when you shoot a bullet at a huge pile of B.S.?If the B.S. is laid on really thick, will it clog up a hollowpoint bullet and prevent it from expanding? Is shooting at a pile of B.S. kind of like squashing a pregnant spider? Does […]

Hornady Critical Duty 9mm +P 135 grain Flexlock


We’ve been doing lots and lots of shooting with both Hornady Critical Defense and more recently Hornady Critical Duty. Our supply of the relatively new Hornady Critical Duty 9mm +P 135 grain Flexlock arrived this week so we took it out for some testing. The first observation – and we’ve seen this consistently with Hornady […]

Ammo Review: Hornady Critical Defense vs. Grape Jelly – Will It Expand?


All y’all have some pretty weird suggestions for our semi-serious ammo testing. Here we are, trying to be all scientific, and you keep sending suggestions for silly random things to shoot. Like you really might find yourself in a situation where you have to shoot through a large glass jar of grape jelly to protect […]

Hornady’s Critical Defense Ammo: Will It Expand? You Suggest, We Test!


Inspired by our recent review of Hornady’s Critical Defense ammunition in .357 Magnum, we’ve decided to kick things up a notch. We were pretty impressed with how this ammo expanded even after passing through hard barriers. So, with some help from the good folks at Hornady, we’re going to really put both Critical Defense and […]