Your choice for Personal Defense bullet

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by LittlestoneAmmo, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. mikld

    mikld Member

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    Sound like that round will dispatch the bad guy and put a hole in Aunty Em over in the next block. I never considered "over penetration" until I had an accidental discharge out in my shed. 44 Magnum, 265 grain Ranch Dog bullet over a medium load of Blue Dot went through one wall of 1/2 plywood, two thicknesses of alum siding, another plywood wall, 3 long sleeve Cabelas shirts, one closet door, two interior walls (I believe it's 1/4 paneling), a decorative screen (4 thicknesses fabric, 2 plys HD cardboard), another closet door, a 1/2" Oak plaque, another wall and stopped in a 2x4 stud. I'll stick with my full wadcutters if I ever plan to shoot indoors....
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2011
  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    No kiddn. thats a pretty real fact mik. I dont think some folks take penetration into account at all when they select bullets and cartridges for self defense.
  3. myfriendis410

    myfriendis410 New Member

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    The best home defense round IMO is a load of #6's out of either a 12 or 20 gauge pump gun. It won't go through drywall and at bedroom distances it's gonna be attention-getting. Besides; the shotgun makes a much better club than a handgun.
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