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6shootersandw 08-20-2012 04:45 PM

.45 FMJ for Home Defense
 
Do you really need Hollow Points for Home Defense? I shoot a .45 XDM and I shoot FMJ's at the range. Is it necessary with this Caliber?

mountainman13 08-20-2012 04:52 PM

Over penetration can be a problem with fmj.

JonM 08-20-2012 04:56 PM

If your using 230 grain fmj its right at the fbi recommended 12-14" of penetration. 45acp is a very good defensive round whether its in fmj or hollowpoint in 230grain weight.

I use 230grain hollowpoints. Maybe a hp will expand maybe not but its going to be a minimum of a .45 channel through the goblin.

vincent 08-20-2012 04:57 PM

Where do you live...I mean, an apartment, house, duplex, mobile home?

Are there others in close proximity, behind walls in nearby rooms, nearby dwellings, busy neighborhood?

This should be a big consideration for you as traditionally, a FMJ projectile has a tendency for overpenetration...IE...exiting an assailant or missing altogether and still being dangerous to those who are unknowingly in the path.

The JHP's upon expansion cause a larger wound channel, (bigger hole, more loss of blood, quicker drop in BP, quicker end to threat) and IMHO are not as apt to over penetrate.

Ask yourself these questions and use your best judgement...:cool:

6shootersandw 08-20-2012 04:59 PM

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Originally Posted by vincent (Post 909931)
Where do you live...I mean, an apartment, house, duplex, mobile home?

Are there others in close proximity, behind walls in nearby rooms, nearby dwellings, busy neighborhood?

This should be a big consideration for you as traditionally, a FMJ projectile has a tendency for overpenetration...IE...exiting an assailant or missing altogether and still being dangerous to those who are unknowingly in the path.

The JHP's upon expansion cause a larger wound channel, (bigger hole, more loss of blood, quicker drop in BP, quicker end to threat) and IMHO are not as apt to over penetrate.

Ask yourself these questions and use your best judgement...:cool:

I have my own House.

6shootersandw 08-20-2012 05:01 PM

I only shoot 230 grain. FMJ's worked before Hollow points even came out and I am sure a lot of law enforcement officers use them to.

6shootersandw 08-20-2012 05:05 PM

I understand now why I should use Hollow points at home now. What hollow points do you guys recommend?

lbwar15 08-20-2012 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by 6shootersandw
I understand now why I should use Hollow points at home now. What hollow points do you guys recommend?

Just about any good name brand will work grate. Some of the more popular ones are. Speer gold dots. Winchester pdx1, critical defense, hydrashoc, golden saber just to name a few

manta 08-20-2012 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by mountainman13 (Post 909926)
Over penetration can be a problem with fmj.

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Under penetration can be a problem with expanding ammo. Also you are more likely to hit someone with the rounds you miss with than over penetration. FMJ has being doing the job for around 100 years.

lbwar15 08-20-2012 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by manta
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Under penetration can be a problem with expanding ammo. Also you are more likely to hit someone with the rounds you miss with than over penetration. FMJ has being doing the job for around 100 years.

Don't ever here of a .45 under penetrating. And regardless to what people say over penetration is a bad thing unless you are hunting and trying to get 2 for 1.


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