School circle on the Sarge for a few minutes…. All bullets have the potential to stop an aggressor, whether or not they do it effectively is the crux of the argument. Now we had a few interesting responses regarding what caliber people prefer and I agree with the majority of them, or at very least can see the point of the person responding. One thing kind of stuck in my mind as something that needed to be addressed and that is this notion of kinetic energy being the cause of threat stoppage post bullet strikes. Think about it.
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We recently wrapped up our self defense ammo gel test project. To-date we have tested over brands of hollow point ammo, across eight of the top calibers on the market today. With the data we were able to analyze penetration depth, expanded diameter and even weight retention against a set of performance standards used by the FBI. As a follow up to our original project, we wanted to show you a glimpse into what happens when hollow points are fired through five of the remaining intermediate barrier tests. To summarize our findings, when the barriers get tough, ballistic performance of handgun ammo can get ugly. For the beginners out there, there are a ton of different types of handgun ammunition. FMJ ammunition is typically a lead bullet encased by a harder metal.
Of the many debatable topics of conversation in the firearms world, one that pops up a lot more often than others, relates to caliber. While there are many varied opinions on this topic, we turned to a trusted panel of industry experts to weigh-in with their opinions on the matter. This Round Table will be a recurring feature where we ask industry experts and noted personalities to sound off on a variety of topics that are often debated amongst friends at backyard barbeques as well as on Internet forums amongst strangers and those who prefer to hide behind a monitor and Wi-Fi connection. The Round Table consists of military, law enforcement, trainers, competitors, gunsmiths and industry insiders. We will always select a multifaceted panel in order to present many different points of view.
I've been looking at some of the ATK, and Winchester data of gr 9mm vs gr, gr. Seems to point to heavy bullets performing a bit better. Is there any other info or links on barrier penetration auto glass, sheet metal? Links to data on how does the sig do vs heavy 9m and. All testing is done in accordance with the standardized FBI protocols.