It’s November 7, which means Hornady is ready to introduce their new products for 2013, which include something for just about everyone. The additions to their catalog are diverse and in more than a few cases singular, including some must-have additions for self-defense and hunting.
And it’s not just new ammunition in current and new calibers, Hornady is also introducing new components for reloading, a new reloading manual, other reloading supplies and equipment, a large sonic cleaner and a handful of shooting and hunting accessories including a handsome Hornady buck knife.
Starting with something people have been asking about for a long time, a .45 ACP Critical Duty load. Hornady’s Critical Duty line was introduced last year today, and it featured three new cartridges in 9mm, 9mm +P and .40 S&W. The gap in the line-up was immediately obvious. As it turns out, making a .45 caliber Critical Duty cartridge that didn’t expand immediately, dumping all its energy into the target inside the first few inches was a bit more challenging.