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Old 08-20-2012, 08:20 PM   #21
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Yes it will be effective if in the right place. Butt so will a bb gun. A hp only really over pen if the cavity gets clogged causing it to act as a fmj. My advise if your gun doesn't eat what you feed it it's time to replace it. And that's normally some 1911 that don't like HP's. That's only bc its 100 year old technology. And any good quality 1911 will feed them just fine.

And that sucks you can only have 9mm fmj. But that's not helping your argument. I'm betting the only reason you can have up to 9mm fmj is bc it's not very devastating.
The reason for FMJ only here is more to do with politics than anything.
A guy here used his personal protection weapon to fight of 4 guys 2 armed with AK 47-s killing one the rest running away. The pistol was a Walther not sure of the caliber. It was either .22 or 9mm FMJ. PS. It was devastating enough to the dead guy.
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You're limited to 9mm fmj? That sucks. I'll bet the cops are carrying .40 cal hp. Lol
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They use glock 9mm at the moment. 9mm s more popular among police forces in Europe. The police here are happy with 9mm FMJ at the moment. And things can get dangerous for police they are also ready for incoming. If you look at the side of the land rover the extra armor is for stopping RPG-S. But if they are going to get into a fight they have other firearms they can use.
PS. Their is talk of changing to expanding ammo.
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Cool. My lpd is switching over to .40 cal glocks. They've been using smith & wessons.
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If you reload, try the Hornady XTP bullet. They can be purchased at any gun shop.
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I just went out to my local guns shop and bought some hollow points. They only had one box of Federal .45 185 grains. I want 230 grain but that's all they had. They don't stock much of it because people think it's illegal in NJ.
The HP is only effective if it reliably feeds in YOUR gun. One box isn't enough to prove this to me. I suggest you find a shop that has at least a couple hundred rounds from the same lot. Test most of them for function using one or two magazines. If they work without fail keep the last 20 or so and load one of the tested magazines with them. Load a FMJ or white box JHP in the chamber for carry over the full mag of tested JHP. That way you don't ruin expensive ammo by constantly rechambering.

Because of the cost of testing I don't try any of the new whiz-bang JHP offerings once I've settled on a carry round.
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