Ammo Military & Law Enforcement Hornady’s Critical Duty Faces the FBI Ammunition Protocol Test G&A Online Editors May 16th, 2012 | More From G&A Online Editors Share0 Tweet Email Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Since we first heard about Hornady’s Critical Duty ammo in November, we wondered how the round was really different than the company’s popular Critical Defense line. They’re calling Critical Duty the “big brother” of the earlier personal defense round, with technology built specifically for the needs of law enforcement. It’s a tougher bullet that can go through tougher barriers with a “ruggedized” FlexLock design, a heavy InterLock band and Flex Tip techonology. What does this all mean? Well, the Flex Tip is designed to accompany the new FlexLock bullet in helping to eliminate clogging and aiding expansion, and the InterLock band is designed to keep the bullet and core from separating. All of this is said to ensure a bullet that can handle the various FBI barriers, including bare ballistics gel, heavy clothing, drywall, plywood, sheet metal and glass. We caught up with Hornady’s Neil Davies at the range to get the scoop on the round and find out if it could really stand up to its “big brother” claims. Hint: We weren’t disappointed. Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Share0 Tweet Email Load Comments ( ) Don’t forget to sign up! Get the Top Stories from Guns & Ammo Delivered to Your Inbox Every Week To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service Even More ammo Show More Get the Guns & Ammo Newsletter FREE! Get the top stories delivered right to your inbox every week. To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service 9 Awesomely Creative Ways to Kill ZombiesRead Now! Advertisement ▶ Now on Tablets! Subscribe & Save! Temporary Price Reduction! Subscribe Now Give a Gift | Subscriber Services LIKE WHAT YOU'RE READING? Get 12 issues for the low price of just $9! Subscribe!