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Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by Glock-357, Feb 13, 2013.
What is a good home defense round in .40 S&W we're it wont go thew some one an kill the neighbor
My recommendation is go to Youtube & check out the videos from "tnoutdoors9".
I second this.
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.
This was my home defense round when I had .40 cal firarms.
Federal HST... or Corbon's DPX solid copper bullet...
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.
MagSafe makes really good home defense ammunition. It was always a little expensive, but recently most others have caught up with its price.
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.
You can never go 100% by gel test. There is no bone or soft organs in it.
+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.
Winchester pdx1 defenders. Nuff said.
Yeah he does great ballistic tests!