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old fart 05-03-2013 10:57 PM

fmj for defense?
 
i recently bought a stoeger cougar 40s&w, all ammo i can find is fmj and want to take the gun out hiking and walking. i open carry here in kentucky, and with the better weather i want to get out but i don't want to leave my gun home. has anyone got any thoughts on fmj for defense untill i can find hollow points? thanks

hairbear1 05-03-2013 11:03 PM

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Originally Posted by old fart (Post 1235662)
i recently bought a stoeger cougar 40s&w, all ammo i can find is fmj and want to take the gun out hiking and walking. i open carry here in kentucky, and with the better weather i want to get out but i don't want to leave my gun home. has anyone got any thoughts on fmj for defense untill i can find hollow points? thanks

Cut the tip off to reveal the lead used to work for my Dad when he was a young bloke shooting pigs with a .303 and military ammo was all's he could get.
Sorry didn't read that it was a sidearm my oops.

ScottA 05-03-2013 11:17 PM

I would carry it.

MattShlock 05-03-2013 11:27 PM

Maximum reliabilty, minimum stopping.

Look at Buffalo Bore?

FrontierTCB 05-04-2013 01:23 AM

Better than nothing but get some HP's when you can. Make sure they function well before carrying of course.

Anna_Purna 05-04-2013 01:32 AM

Minimum of 3 shots before you stop to look and see if (he) is down.

eborden1122 05-04-2013 01:48 AM

Shoot your target many times and it will eventually stop. Just make sure you hit your target. But do get some hollow points as soon as you can.

Anna_Purna 05-04-2013 02:10 AM

And here is a good place to start looking for ammo for your 40

http://www.slickguns.com/category/ammo?caliber=2

old fart 05-04-2013 10:56 PM

will shooting alot of fmj wear my barrel out sooner?, i have heard that fmj is harder on barrels than hollow points. thanks

Jagermeister 05-04-2013 11:19 PM

The military uses 9mm fmj, but they are fighting enemy with more padding then the normal street thug. The penetration is needed. The round injures more then kills, but that is also why .223 is used. The idea is injured soldiers need other soldiers to help them, which means less are fighting. Remember that fmj is also used because it goes through the enemy and continues down range. So, be careful. In the winter, people wear lots of clothing, so that extra penetration may be needed. Just a thought.


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