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Old 03-09-2013, 10:07   #46
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Originally Posted by JustinJohnson86 View Post
Is it weird that I'm perfectly fine with plain FMJ for self defense? The way I see it, if I need to fire, I'm emptying my full magazine out of the 27. If i fail to hit anything vital for qhatever reason then im either drunk or its just plain luck.

Then again being just fresh out of the law enforcement academy and shooting for around 10 years, I'm pretty used to firing from the hip on a quick draw. Now for home defense I've got a 12 gauge loaded with 00 Buck next to my bed.

Sent from my dumb phone which may have misspelled some words.
The problem with FMJ is that they over penetrate quite a lot and can easily hit bystanders past your target still with lethal velocity. That's one of the main reasons police use JHPs.
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