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Old 05-05-2013, 01:20 AM   #21
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OF - carry what you have, until you have what you want.
Yup. Better than nothing. And no FMJ doesn't harm anything jhp doesn't or to any greater degree. It just wouldn't make any sense. A gun is designed to shoot bullets. To my knowledge the first bullets made were ball ammo, not jacketed hollow points.


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Pretty sure hollow points jamming in my RIA GI are what put a few nicks in my feed ramp... It definitely wasn't the round ball ammo.... Just saying



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I say break off from the Geneva convention. The enemy we are dealing with today does not adhere to any rules of engagement, so why should we not use hollow-points.
It isn't the Geneva convention that specifies only FMJs, it's an international treaty... One that the U.S. never agreed to.

There is no international law on that sort of thing.

The U.S. isn't using FMJ because we are required, not by a long shot, it's just the choice they have made. I imagine reliability and cost are determining factors.
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Pretty sure hollow points jamming in my RIA GI are what put a few nicks in my feed ramp... It definitely wasn't the round ball ammo.... Just saying
Well there's your problem, the gun wasn't designed to jam

Some flitz and a rag will do wonders for your nicks.
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Sure. I would carry the FMJ without a bit of hesitation. I like FMJ. It increases feed reliability and is more likely to install a drain hole in your attacker.



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