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Old 05-03-2013, 10:57 PM   #1
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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



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Old 05-03-2013, 11:03 PM   #2
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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
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Better than nothing but get some HP's when you can. Make sure they function well before carrying of course.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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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