Your choice for Personal Defense bullet

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

  1. mikld

    mikld Active Member

    Jun 24, 2009
    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

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    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 Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Lompoc California
    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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