Army boss takes aim at bureaucracy over sidearms

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Re: Army boss takes aim at bureaucracy over sidearms

Post by randy » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:25 pm

Supporters of Milley’s plan point out that they could easily get permission to stock up on hollow points instead of the default civilian round.
I think they have this bit a little backward. And displaying ignorance.

I don't know of any civilians, LE or private citizen, using FMJ for serious social purposes outside jurisdictions that ban their citizens from using effective ammo (NJ IIRC?)

And while I know there have been "findings" that allow the use of HPs for police functions and for accuracy under international treaties, I believe the default military bullet profile is still FMJ.
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Re: Army boss takes aim at bureaucracy over sidearms

Post by Termite » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:26 pm

You just gotta love this comment over at HotAir: ;)
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Re: Army boss takes aim at bureaucracy over sidearms

Post by SoupOrMan » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:29 pm

The only firearm where I use FMJ is in my .32ACP. I think it might penetrate further than the JHP when hitting center of mass/sternum or other thick bone structures. It's also the only thing available locally should I be in a "need it now" situation.
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