Home defense: 9mm or 5.56? - Page 3
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > General Rifle Discussion > Home defense: 9mm or 5.56?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-07-2014, 08:50 AM   #21
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,683
Liked 1099 Times on 607 Posts
Likes Given: 458

Default

5.56MM 55 grain FMJ, 9MM is a distant second

__________________
kbd512 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2014, 09:02 AM   #22
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
John_Deer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 5,153
Liked 1600 Times on 1095 Posts
Likes Given: 555

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kbd512 View Post
5.56MM 55 grain FMJ, 9MM is a distant second
Let me get this straight. You are saying a FMJ 5.56 is best for self defense?
__________________

Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety - Plato

John_Deer is offline  
jpattersonnh Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2014, 09:07 AM   #23
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,683
Liked 1099 Times on 607 Posts
Likes Given: 458

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by John_Deer View Post
Let me get this straight. You are saying a FMJ 5.56 is best for self defense?
Between 9MM and 5.56MM, at in-home distances, yes

At distances much over 50M or so, the differences should be pretty obvious

Do some googling. Better yet, don't take my word for it or anyone else's. I won't. Go out and shoot some things (things that are already dead or inanimate to begin with). See which loads do what to what.
__________________
kbd512 is offline  
Axxe55 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2014, 09:17 AM   #24
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,683
Liked 1099 Times on 607 Posts
Likes Given: 458

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by John_Deer View Post
Let me get this straight. You are saying a FMJ 5.56 is best for self defense?
Not that I did not consider the issue of over-penetration, but the OP stated that over-penetration is not an issue (if that was your concern).

Even if it was, I'd still select 5.56MM M193 (55 grain FMJ) over 9MM.
__________________
kbd512 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2014, 11:06 PM   #25
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jpattersonnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South central,NH
Posts: 4,996
Liked 710 Times on 488 Posts
Likes Given: 730

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kbd512 View Post
Between 9MM and 5.56MM, at in-home distances, yes

At distances much over 50M or so, the differences should be pretty obvious

Do some googling. Better yet, don't take my word for it or anyone else's. I won't. Go out and shoot some things (things that are already dead or inanimate to begin with). See which loads do what to what.
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbd512 View Post
Not that I did not consider the issue of over-penetration, but the OP stated that over-penetration is not an issue (if that was your concern).

Even if it was, I'd still select 5.56MM M193 (55 grain FMJ) over 9MM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by John_Deer View Post
Let me get this straight. You are saying a FMJ 5.56 is best for self defense?
How odd. One issue w/ a 5.56/.223 semi is it is not built for CQ, or should I say easy for a newbie to use in close up situations. A handgun, or even a pistol caliber carbine is easier to handle. People that say over penetration is no issue never think that maybe, just maybe, it really could be. There is a reason that frangible ammo came into existence. If you are shooting in a house, you don't need a 3000fps bullet.
__________________

Freedom is not free. The best of us always leave too soon.

jpattersonnh is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2014, 11:15 PM   #26
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
orangello's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 19,170
Liked 5732 Times on 3358 Posts
Likes Given: 4877

Default

I did not see it, but I assume you considered the inexpensive hipoint 9mm carbine?




Quote:
Originally Posted by John_Deer View Post
Let me get this straight. You are saying a FMJ 5.56 is best for self defense?
Everybody knows that a 12 gauge shooting bird shot is the best answer for HD.

__________________

Dead Bears, the only good kind.

orangello is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2014, 11:29 PM   #27
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 9
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I like the hipoint, it's the magazine capacity that I found unattractive.

__________________
Matty is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2014, 11:35 PM   #28
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
orangello's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 19,170
Liked 5732 Times on 3358 Posts
Likes Given: 4877

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Matty View Post
I like the hipoint, it's the magazine capacity that I found unattractive.
IIRC, that was due to it being built as the answer to the Clinton-era Assault Weapons Ban.
__________________

Dead Bears, the only good kind.

orangello is offline  
jpattersonnh Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2014, 01:20 AM   #29
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
primer1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 6,475
Liked 2459 Times on 1595 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Matty View Post
I like the hipoint, it's the magazine capacity that I found unattractive.
So get the .45, make a hit mean a bit more.

So I'll say it, what kind of defense will you encounter at 100 yards? Other than a societal breakdown or zombie apocalypse, you will have a hard time fighting it in court.
__________________

Feral cat waterboarder

primer1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2014, 03:07 AM   #30
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ultimate-soldier5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: texas
Posts: 113
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts

Default

i promise you, no matter what gun/caliber you get......... if shes comfy and somewhat accurate everything will be ok, nothing scarier than a angry woman with a gun.

__________________
NRA MEMBER
OIF VETERAN
ultimate-soldier5 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Whats your home setup for self-defense and carrying while home? StainlessSteel215 Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 43 10-23-2013 03:11 AM
Home defense JolietGunner General Handgun Discussion 24 04-12-2013 06:50 AM
Home defense ledhead97 General Shotgun Discussion 21 03-19-2013 10:23 PM
Home defense Dionysus03 General Handgun Discussion 75 11-12-2012 10:18 PM
Home defense ShagNasty1001 General Shotgun Discussion 11 04-26-2012 10:18 AM