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Glock-357 02-13-2013 11:57 AM

Home defense ammo
What is a good home defense round in .40 S&W we're it wont go thew some one an kill the neighbor

eatmydust 02-13-2013 12:03 PM

My recommendation is go to Youtube & check out the videos from "tnoutdoors9".

mountainman13 02-13-2013 12:05 PM

Frangible ammo.

lbwar15 02-13-2013 12:08 PM


Originally Posted by mountainman13
Frangible ammo.

I second this.

JTJ 02-13-2013 12:59 PM

The current self defense rounds are designed to limit penetration in a soft target. You need to worry about the rounds that dont hit the soft target. Frangible's are supposed to break up when they hit a solid object like a wall. Some do and some dont. This link will take you to a site that does some honest testing.

Ruger_Nut 02-14-2013 02:52 PM

This was my home defense round when I had .40 cal firarms.

lyodbraun 02-15-2013 05:43 PM

Federal HST... or Corbon's DPX solid copper bullet...

Dizzll 02-16-2013 10:11 PM

Don't miss. lol. Serious tho in all my research my ammo is focused on stopping the threat, not missing the target. I carry 180gr Gold dots when in the house and 165gr outside for potential glass penetration.

MisterMcCool 02-16-2013 11:36 PM

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MagSafe makes really good home defense ammunition. It was always a little expensive, but recently most others have caught up with its price.

John_Deer 02-16-2013 11:52 PM

I would do my research on frangible ammo. The gelatin tests I saw were not adequate for self defense in my opinion. Really I have my doubts about solid copper ammo not going through an attacker. I shot a fat pine stump that stopped a backhoe with a 12 ga solid copper Brenneke slug. The slug split the stump enough for me to get the teeth of the bucket in the stump and finish splitting the stump. If I had not split the stump I would have dug an 8' deep hole before getting it out of the ground.

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