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Old 10-02-2009, 08:29 PM
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Default Has anyone read or experianced problems with Hornady CD Ammo??

I went to the range today to test some ammo in my pocket 9mm(no it's not a S&W)

Anyway it was flawless with Gold Dots and Rem Gold Sabers, and my handloads with Wolf primers which are a bit on the hard side.

I then tried some Hornady Critical Defense 9mm 115 gr FTX.

Out of a box of 25, I had at least 5 misfires(failed to go bang)
I had no problem with their .380 ammo when I tried it when it first came out before the great 380 shortage of 2009.

I looked at the primers and they seem to have a fine primer strike and look the same as the ones that did fire.

I saved 5 rounds with primer indents and plan on writing Hornady to see whats up.

Just wondered if anyone else has heard or experienced this??

Thanks for any input.
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:00 PM
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Sure hope it's an isolated incedent. I've shot a ton of the 380 stuff + some of the 38 spc and 9mm CD but haven't had a lick of problems. Very interested in what ya find out
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The 38 special works fine, I have not used or found the 380 yet but always found the regular 380 to work fine. Will see if Hornady responds to my e mail.
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It has been several years, but I had trouble with some of their defense ammo. Didn't get much satisfaction from Hornady when I called them, so I just turned the rest into range ammo and have never bought any of their stuff since.

My impression was it was a QC problem and they didn't manufacture the ammo themselves, it was contracted out.

Whatever the reason, SD ammo that isn't 100% reliable isn't worth buying.
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I just got off the phone with them. They are sending a UPS call tag to pick up the rounds I saved that did not ignite.

Here is a Pic: 115gr 9mm Critical Defense.

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