Hornady: Temporary suspension of nickel plated cartridge cases for Critical Defense® Handgun Ammunition

Was a bit shocked when I saw the last purchase was raw brass.
They will re-assess in 6 months.

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Thanks for the info!

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Thanks for the info @Robert_M3. It’s the self defense ammunition I use.

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Appreciate the heads up, but really hate the delay :sob:

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I really wonder how much the nickel plating helps? All of my reliable self defense guns seem to have no problems feeding brass cases. I guess the nickel is more corrosion resistant though I don’t have an issue with stored brass ammo here in AZ.

Not saying I don’t prefer nickel plated self defense ammo. They probably feed with slightly less friction and store better. Just don’t know that I would feel that much less safe without it.

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It’s sexier, looks like it should be used on werewolves :grinning:

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Happy Birthday brother @Lu-Can and may the good lord grant you health and blessings.

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According to what I 'm reading, They are just suspending nickle plating. They will be out without the plating. Am I reading it right?

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Yes. The boxes are also labeled brass case.

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Hornady bills the plating as making the cartridge more visible in low light conditions. And it does!

I’ m tempted to pick up a box in case it’s ever a collectors item. :thinking:
Or maybe not… I don’t think I want to remember these days. :woozy_face:

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Brass cases are nominally thicker than plated.
Perhaps this makes un-plated brass cases stronger?
I certainly get more reloads out of brass cases than plated.

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Does this really effect anything?

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Plated=less green scum when you’ve left your cartridges in the loops of your Sam Browne too long.
That’s about it, practically speaking.
My opinion anyway.

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I do ammo maint. and inspection periodically. Its usually one of those rain day things at the bench. Usually don’t let the defensive ammo stay in gun for to long.

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Thank you very much my brother and may God continue to bless you and yours.

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Just curious, Do any of the the fellow CCWs out there remove and inspect their carry ammo that tends to stay in their carry guns? Its a 2 week cycle for me. I do fire my carry ammo, But my range stuff is ball generally

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Sun is shining today. Family range day it is. I’m RSO today.

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Thanks for the reminder. Saw a vid which discussed changing out EDC ammo:

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