Home defense ammo

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by Glock-357, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Glock-357

    Glock-357 New Member

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

    eatmydust New Member

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

  3. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    I second this.
     
  4. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    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.
    http://www.theboxotruth.com/
     
  5. Ruger_Nut

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  6. lyodbraun

    lyodbraun New Member

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

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    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.
     
  8. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.
     

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  9. John_Deer

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    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.
     
  10. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    You can never go 100% by gel test. There is no bone or soft organs in it.
     
  11. luckey37

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    +1 for john_dear! As a medic I've seen all kinds of craziness after a round enters the body. You b surprised how often bone will change the trajectory of a bullet and make it a minor wound. Not mention heavy clothing.
     
  12. stand4arms

    stand4arms New Member

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    Winchester pdx1 defenders. Nuff said.
     
  13. molonlabexx

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    Yeah he does great ballistic tests!