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Old 01-16-2010, 00:17   #29
AJSully421
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Originally Posted by PghJim View Post
I know that is what the FBI wants, but everything I have read says lighter bullets do better. See link.

http://www.handloads.org/misc/stoppi...=11&Weight=All
Caliber (and bullet choice for that matter) are primarily an academic exercise for anyone who is not a LEO / MIL and those guys are mostly issued a weapon and ammo and have no say in the matter anyhow.

A 115 grain 9mm FMJ in the right spot will stop the threat. I like heavier bullets because they carry the most momentum to punch through things that might need punching through. To that end, I have a habit of selecting rounds that are more on the heavier side for each caliber I own... thus the 180 in the .40 cal.

Personal choice... YMMV
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