Originally Posted by docmagnum357
my tests have shown me that anything except really hard stuff like steel will actually let frangible bullets passthrough just like a fmj. PREFRAGMENTED loads like glasers may very well not penetrate enough to do the business, which is disrupt something that the person being shot can't live without.that said, a Glaser through the lungs will cause a lot of bleeding....
If it were me, i would spend the extra time/money on more training. Ball int the right place is a lot more effective than fancy ammo two inches to the right of whee you need to aim. I always carry hollow points in my 1911 and my cz75b, but flat points in my 44 mag. I shot a cou[ple of freezer hogs in the head with plain win 230 grain hps, and it did the job, but I normally would have had the magnum when working with livestock, in case i had to shoot he south end of a north bound hog on afterburner. 310 grain flat point will go end to end on 600 pound hog, or near 2000 lbs steer. 45 hollow point goes a little over half the way through the head. Shot placement trumps everything.
I agree with you. Training is the best medicine. I wouldn't worry about what kind of ammo a person has, except for maybe if they have hollow points or full metal jackets.
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