Originally Posted by Shooter girl
I would not carry something that can not penetrate 12 inches of flesh. It looks good when you are shooting at someone squared off to you, but that really doesn't happen much. Anything less than 12 inches and you are not likely to hit multiple vital organs that will drop them quickly. Six inches and you are not likely to do significant damage to the BG unless you are taking a straight up frontal shot.
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Thank you for posting.
Your logic makes perfect sense to me;
But mostly for the needs of Military & LE, and I agree that I might not want a Duty round that wont do what I need it to do in the myriad environments that I would be operating in.
I have nothing against a round that produces 12inches of pen.
(The FBI tested and achieved that depth in jello)
as long as it stays only "in the flesh" . . of the threat that is.
I am still just a little teensy bit squeamish when it comes to any collateral damage.
(In this particular
Hypothetical scenario): There is no room for ANY Collateral damage or friendly fire.
(I don't want my fired round/s visiting the neighbors children and tapping them ever so gently on the shoulder and saying wakie wakie eggs & Bakei . . !
Now if I can get what (THIS HYPOTHETICAL SCENARIO requires) and it comes w/ 12" to infinity of inches in flesh only penetration
then I have absolutely no problem whatsoever with that.
But "Shooter girl" I think that we both know Bullet design generally doesn't work like that.
We usually have to make less than ideal compromises . .
(in the voice of Gunny Ermy: Now troops this is for the good of the mission.)
. .such as in this case.
Usually if you want to have no penetration of walls & windows
w/ the bullet remaining intact after pen. of the W/W then the bullets are usually made to achieve that requirement in such a way that (as a coincidence) they have a tendency to pen. a bit shallowly in soft flesh.
I can live with that compromise but I doubt I could or would want to live w/ myself for going the other way & the unmentionable tragedy occurred,
Having said all that; I still have not made any candidate selections yet.
Your opinions are appreciated & taken under advisement.