Hornady New Products for 2013 [NSFPETA]

Whitetails should be scared. Very scared. Two-legged critters up to no good have reason to fear Hornady’s new .45 AUTO+P Critical Duty ammo. The 1911 in the video looks like a Mississippi bullfrog sitting on a hollow stump, but that’s the way a 1911’s gotta roll when it has to satisfy the FBI’s urban barrier penetration protocol. Out in the sticks, Hornady’s .50 caliber MONOFLEX ML looks plenty damn penetrating, deer. Back on the mean streets . . .

Hornady’s new pink-tipped 90-grain .38 Critical Defense Lite offers adequate bad guy penetration, less handgun ouch and a donation for breast cancer cure. Hornady’s Critical Defense line also expands (so to speak) to .410-caliber kick ass (firing a 115-grain slug and two round balls), a .32 H&R Magnum/.327 Federal load, a 32 NAA cartridge and 30 Carbine (for the M1).

Superformance adds a 12 and 20-ga shotgun slug to put the fear of God into moose. The Heavy Magnum Coyote load does the same for, well, you know. If all that seems to much for delicate shoulders, the SST Lite will git ‘er done with less trauma. And when you’re done blasting this and that, Hornady’s got a new hot tub for your firearms. And some new bits and pieces for re-loaders. [NB: unrelated information.]

These are the best of days for ammo makers. In many cases, they literally can’t make their products fast enough to meet demand. It’s good to see that virtually unlimited market for mainstream ammo hasn’t stopped the Hornady family from pushing the envelope in terms of new technology and niche products. Now if they could just become our official ammo supplier, I might just break even this year . . .