Originally Posted by GlockRenegade
Ok so my buddy gave me a box of this ammo. I had given him 2 of my old holsters so he returned the favor. I have read the penetration is around 11-12 inches and below FBI standards and all that good jazz. But I think this would be preffered in an apartment? Thoughts? Experience with ammo?
Below FBI penetration standards is not preferred in an apartment or anywhere else. The standards are designed to give the amount of penetration to punch into the vital organs from any angle, while minimizing any possibility of injury or property damage if the round does pass all the way through the BG.
A stray round with good enough ballistics to kill someone will punch through your sheetrock walls with no problems at all. http://www.theboxotruth.com/
What you want to look into if you can find it is the full test done on your ammo. The FBI test will demonstrate what it does through heavy clothing, doors, windshield glass and vehicle steel.
If this is the old 115g silver tip, then it is the one the FBI agents were carrying in the 1986 Miami shootout, and even with head shots it did not stop the subjects they were dealing with. I was told that it's failure in that shootout was part of the reason the FBI began developing their ballistic standards in the first place. I've never read any articles that stated that myself, but it makes sense.
I'd use it for varmints and target plinking. I certainly wouldn't trust it to my life, since it is partially to blame for the agents who lost theirs.