posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 06:05 AM
-You're not going to get much penetration out of an FMJ pistol round. It's not a rifle. It's not going to be like the movies where you can shoot
through walls and know where someone is, and a lot of cover is going to be adequate in blocking the round.
This is wrong. Even with small caliber pistol rounds (and yes, even hollow points), the bullet is going to pass through just about anything, including
whatever's behind it. In the movies, everything seems to stop bullets. I've seen, on quite a few occasions, people spraying bullets into a couch and
have the person hiding behind it come out unscathed. That's a joke. You're going to need quite a bit of dense material in between you and the bullet
if you have any hope of stopping it. A wall is not enough. Neither is a car, unless the engine is between you and the bullet, and even then it only
takes a medium power rifle to punch through the engine block.
The kinetic energy of a solid chunk of lead and copper traveling anywhere from 800-3000+fps is a lot harder to stop than most people seem to think.
That being said, in a self defense scenario, you should not be attempting to shoot though things to kill your attacker. Only shoot at what you can
hit, and you better be able to prove your life was in immediate danger. Someone hiding behind cover, or someone driving away in their car is not
posing you an immediate threat.
So, if you don't know what you're talking about, please don't pretend like you do online and try and give people advice. They're liable to take it.
This is how you end up with so many ignorant people. It's one thing about anything else, but on the subject of gun handling, and self defense
scenarios, please leave it to people who know what they're talking about. Just about everyone in this thread seems to have an opinion on the subject,
and just about every post I've read is wrong in some form or another.
As a disclaimer, I am NOT an expert on self defense (although I clearly know quite a bit more than most, if not everyone in this thread). I DO, on the
other hand, know what I'm talking about when it comes to guns.
edit on 11-11-2013 by JohnnySasaki because: (no reason given)