Ballistics and Real Life Situations

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by ContractSoldier, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. ContractSoldier

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    Let's say a suspect points a gun at you wearing a T-Shirt on the upper torso and nothing more on the upper torso. Taking in consideration the ballistics from test on bare gelatin and heavy clothing, which if these two test would be more comparable to the suspect wearing just a T-Shirt on the upper torso, the bare gelatin or the heavy clothing?
     
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    :agree: Seriously? I don't even think the denim thing is that much of an issue. Put the bullet in the right spot, reapeat as necessary.:upeyes:
     
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    The FBI test protocol for "heavy clothing" (a few layers of denim) is not intended to simulate anything in particular other than kind of a "worst case scenario" for the cavity of a JHP becoming plugged as it travels through a garment(s).

    The light clothing (cotton t-shirt material) is unlikely to cause any problem with the current crop of premium SD JHPs being produced today, but it never hurts to consider the "heavy clothing" protocol results as kind of an "acid test" for what a specific round will do against clothing.

    Fred has it right. Put it where it needs to be and fill 'em up.
     
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  6. Glolt20-91

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    +1 to what Fred and 481 have posted, clothing, sheetrock et al are attempts to clog/plug the hollow cavity. If the hollow cavity of a JHP bullet clogs, then you basically have an FMJ round that will perform an in/out with minimal velocity loss.

    Bob :cowboy: