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Looking for some opinions. I am looking for a home defense ammo for a Ruger Security Six revolver with I believe has a 6" barrel. Would Hornady Critical Defense or Critical Duty be the best choice? Caliber is .357 Magnum.
 

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I don't think Hornady makes Critical Duty in .357 Mag, only .357 Sig to my knowledge. (http://www.hornady.com/store/Critical-Duty)

That said, I would not go with Critical Defense for several reasons. I really like Buffalo Bore's 125 grain Barnes XPB low recoil/short barrel load (https://www.buffalobore.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=276). Their "low recoil" version is more stout than most full-house loads and it is low flash. In a full-sized steel revolver, the follow up shots come easily. I've run it in my Colt Trooper and it is by far my favorite choice for a home defense load in .357 mag.
 

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That line of ammo has the nylon ball right?

Personally, I would go with your standard JHP like Speer Gold Dot.

I love Gold Dot ammo in .45. I can get match grade accuracy out of it and they expand well. I shoot a lot of Gold Dot and it performs better than Black Hills 200gr semi wadcutters. I'm sure their .357 load is just as good.
 

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I have a Security Six with a 4" barrel and that is the Hornady load I use. Would rather use my own reloads, but that is a no no for home defense.
 
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