Blended Metal Ammo What is the scoop on Hornady's new handgun ammo with the plastic in the hollow point. Rifles aren't a great choice for most self-defense applications. In order of preference they are: Double Tap gr Gold Dot vs. In ballistic gelatin, it averages between 9 and 11" penetration. As an example, one of the considerations never mentioned in the popular press is the existence of firewalls between walls in apartment complexes.
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I'm quoting an older post of my own below, regarding overpenetration. Does anybody care to discuss this bullet when it is driven to its full potential? Find all threads started by Bruce Lee M. Typically, fixed-sighted 9mm pistols will hit near POA with gr. My only concern is that the Hydra-Shok would come apart at maximum velocity before it penetrates. Find all threads started by HD Does this mean that we want to go around carrying ball ammo?
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This meant improvements had to be made, which led to the development of HST in the late s and early s. Newer Post Older Post Home. These bullets are available in several personal defense calibers such as the powerful. The lead nose of the bullet has a hollow tip that initiates expansion upon impact, the copper jacket slows that expansion, and energy transfer and penetration are balanced. Looks very effective to me.
They are getting harder to get and increasingly expensive which makes it increasingly more difficult to recommend. One of the very first "pre-fragmented" rounds, the Silver uses larger shot size than the Glaser Blue. The FBI was looking for penetration. Eric , Taurahe , gatorbait51 and 3 others like this. This stuff is not only reliable, but accurate and seems very consistent in both expansion size and penetration levels. Blinding someone could have legal repercussions.