Hornaday Critical Defense (Critical Failure)
I just shot a 20 round box of Critical Defense in .45 ACP in the 185 grain FTX configuration. I was evaluating it to carry in a Glock 30.
12 out of 20 rounds had primer failures. The primers showed dimples from being struck, but took a second, and in one case a third strike to fire. All fed properly. The gun has never had any ammo issues, and I shot 150 rounds after the failures without a hiccup.
I tried to contact Hornaday via their web site but their messaging system wasn't working. I have since learned of others reporting primer failures in these rounds. Not to knock a major manufacturer, but at $1.25 a round this failure was alarming, especially given the bold name of the product.
My point in posting is to remind everyone to test fire any ammo they plan on trusting with their life.
Back to Gold Dots for me!