Attacker Clothing?

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by quetzalcoatl, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. quetzalcoatl

    quetzalcoatl New Member

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    If your attacker is wearing really heavy jackets and stuff in the winter is it going to take a significantly greater amount of firepower to actually stop them with a firearm?
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    attacker clothing

    Very heavy clothing ie. Leather or heavy canvas can be a problem. I do not think it would take "significantly more firepower" to stop them. Any decent defensive handgun should perform OK. 9mm being the minimum. If I lived in the great white north I would not carry anything less in the winter.
     

  3. Bidah

    Bidah New Member

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    I read somewhere that thick leather jackets could stop a Glazer. Other than that, a HP could plug up, in which case it would "fail" and act like an FMJ round. If you shoot till stop, I do not see a problem.

    -Bidah
     
  4. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    My defense mags are loaded 195 gr. Hydrashock, 230 gr. Hydrashock, 230 gr. FMJ, then they alternate between the 230 gr. Hydras and 230 gr. ball. I keep 2 mags loaded that way. If I can't clear my house using those 14 rounds, I've pissed off the wrong people.
     
  5. Varro

    Varro New Member

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    Personally, I think you're on the right track....Not only clothes thickness to worry about, it's been reported many perps now wearing protective vests when they are up to no good.
    My calibers go up in the winter for this reason with more opportunities for concealment..:)
     
  6. stomach9

    stomach9 New Member

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    This is true, but I haven't changed my ammunition it's been 45 GAP year-round. If they are wearing some protection they'll have to stop at least ten rounds from getting through which I'm confident at least a couple will.
     
  7. 1984cj

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  8. pioneer461

    pioneer461 New Member

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    Federal Ammo, EFMJ (Expanding Full Metal Jacket). Looks like a FMJ, expands like a hollow-point. Guaranteed not to plug up and will expand, no matter what. Not available in all calibers.

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  9. ranger_sxt

    ranger_sxt New Member

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    Shoot them in the face.
     
  10. Chuck

    Chuck New Member

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    That'll leave a mark. :D