Decisions, decisions, decisions… it seems like when it comes to defending your family there is a lot of them. Caliber, type, make, model, ammunition, stopping power, capacity, training, and the omnipresent legal repercussions—self-defense is a hailstorm of life or death choices and another one of these and one that is often neglected is over-penetration. Situation and terrain determine tactics and nowhere is this more evident than when firing a gun inside a closed environment like your home. Accordingly, a self-defense minded gun owner needs to first take into account where he lives suburban house, farm, studio apartment etc.
Home Defense: The Case for Low-Penetration Rounds
Massad Ayoob: The Dangers of Over-Penetrating Bullets | Gun Digest
USA — - Ammoland. Everyone complains about 9mm being out of stock, well ACP has been even harder to find. This will sell out. The reliability comes from the fact that it does not require expansion to create devastating wounds and not over-penetrate. This is due to the unique and patented shape of the projectile. Rather than expansion, it utilizes its shape to create cavitation that enlarges wounds and uniformly transfers energy to repeatedly penetrate to an optimal depth. The EHP is a truly barrier blind munition.
Massad Ayoob: The Dangers of Over-Penetrating Bullets
The FMJ is the least damaging type of projectile in common use. A wadcutter is a much more effective wounder than an FMJ, and a hollowpoint can be a significantly superior wounder than an FMJ assuming, of course, that it penetrates deeply enough. Even in a relatively weak caliber like.
There are a lot of different types of bullets out there. In a self-defense situation, some bullets can give an advantage over others. And in the bullet family tree, every round is related by at least a first or second cousin. Full metal jacket FMJ or FMC refers to the copper or steel alloy coating on the bullet to reduce lead residue left in the barrel after firing. These rounds are reserved for the range, as they are cheaper in cost and not meant for self-defense.