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Old 10-11-2016, 03:01 PM   #16
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FMJ are typically used in combat where if there is over penetration that is a good thing.
Besides, a wounded soldier creates more "problems" than a dead one.
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Old 10-11-2016, 03:03 PM   #17
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The only reason to CC FMJ for self defense.......is if you are out of JHP.
LOL, good point.
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I have read and watched video's of hollow points plugging with material such as denim. Supposedly that prevents them from expanding. Personally I will stick with the HP. I use FMJ for practice and shootings events. Defense is HP all the way.
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I carry FMJ in my spare mag. If a carjacker was trying to break through your car door, it seems like you might have a better chance shooting through that door with FMJ.
So you're gonna do a mag change while getting car jacked? Just asking.
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What caliber are you carrying? The answer is much dependent upon that.
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Old 10-11-2016, 07:42 PM   #21
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I carry FMJ in my spare mag. If a carjacker was trying to break through your car door, it seems like you might have a better chance shooting through that door with FMJ.
If you are shooting through the door you are likely to hit him in the leg, if at all. Shoot your JHP through the window at his head. If he is close enough to be trying to break through your door, you can't miss.
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I know people who carry FMJ 124gr NATO rounds in their CCW.

The only reason I carry FMJ's are for winter months, especially when going up north. Otherwise it's just only going to the range. I'll sometimes, when I don't have enough JHP. I'll mix and match. one FMJ per 3 rounds.

Different ammunition for different functions. People have been shot 20 times with JHP and still lived. People have been shot once too and bled out. Is over penetration a concern? Not really. In my opinion it's the same. People have different bodies, you could be shooting at someone who is three inches thick. You could be up against a meth head who is skin and bones, or a mobster who is 500lbs 6'2. Body builders are going to have more meat and it'll be harder for ammunition to penetrate. Police have complained about FMJ's overpenetrating, yet, when the army using higher pressure NATO rounds shoot an Iraqi. It doesn't penetrate hard enough and they keep coming.

Drugs, alcohol, and mental illnesses will also play. Is carrying FMJ's or mixing JHP with FMJ's legal everywhere? Probably not.
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Hollow points aren't allowed everywhere, due to "perceived" danger, which is counterintuitive since FMJ bullets don't stop when penetrating (on average), hollow points do [stop] (on average). Check out some youtube videos.

Also, if you're considering not using hollow points, consider Lehigh.


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So you're gonna do a mag change while getting car jacked? Just asking.
If I have to.
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My oldman was a cop way back when. Now the story is to long for here, but he went on an officer down call and found the cops shot a guy 6 times with FMJ and the guy took the pistol and beat the cop to death before the perp died. I only use FMJ's when at the range. Home or away from home is hollow minimum.
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AalnMo, liked the video, looks like I need to find a box of Lehigh and try them out.
Looks more like what I would want, maybe the .90 grain Defender.
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I would do some research before posting incorrect information.
Ok. Thanks Professor. Guess I get a D minus on my paper. So can't carry for self defense outside of house. I also stated I believe so I was leaving it open for correction.
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Conceal and Carry FMJ?

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I carry FMJ in my spare mag. If a carjacker was trying to break through your car door, it seems like you might have a better chance shooting through that door with FMJ.


A car door will offer little to no resistance no matter what bullet you use. We're talking two sheets of metal 0.7mm thick here...

Even the glass will not stop a JHP.

I see no point in carrying FMJ unless it is prescribed by law. Worst case, my JHP fails to expend and acts like a FMJ. You'll always have the "right bullet".

Main carry piece for me is P229 40S&W with Critical Duty. Aim at the engine block to stop a car. Aim at the bad guy rest of the time.
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No, you made a statement based on zero facts. Facts that could have been easily verified.

BTW, it's legal min DE.
Calm down I said you were correct.
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If I have to.
I like confidence.
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