Military Police Ammo

Military Police Ammo

This is a discussion on Military Police Ammo within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I know that the military is mostly limited to FMJ ammo for combat. I was wondering what type of ammo MPs use? Are they restricted ...

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    Military Police Ammo

    I know that the military is mostly limited to FMJ ammo for combat.

    I was wondering what type of ammo MPs use? Are they restricted in ammo types like the frontline soldiers or are they able to carry JHPs?


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    The Army has now approved the use of JHP. CID has been using it for yearly eight years or so... Not sure if it’s a unit/operational thing, but I've been told before I cannot carry FMJ and JHPs at the same time. Could be a wacky commandant decision.
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    When I did Naval Security Police work at the base in Yorktown from 2000-2003, all our rifle and handgun ammo are FMJ. And, shotgun ammo is 00 Buck.

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    Wen I was a MP, 1984-1987, we carried FMJ. I was strickly garrison. Always wondered what would have happened if I did have to shoot in one of the cheaply made on post houseing units.

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    Don't mind giving away my age, but when I worked for the Office Of Special Investigations - AF, our handguns were always loaded with lead.
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    When I worked for Security Forces they carried JHP's in their M-9's and FMJ and tracer in the M-16's/M-4's. But that was stationed stateside, overseas we carried FMJ or FMJ and tracers in everything.
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    Our 9mm Beretta M-9s were always in condition 1 (except those who carried openly in a horizontal shoulder rig=dispatch/watch commanders/field training officers) in the belt holsters. The Mossberg 500/M-16/M-4 long guns were in condition 2 or patrol load, and were taken along on gate sentry duty as well as in some circumstances, patrol vehicles.

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    Isn't the FMJ/Hardball a Geneva Convention thing?

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    No, Hague.

    "Wen I was a MP, 1984-1987, we carried FMJ. I was strickly garrison. Always wondered what would have happened if I did have to shoot in one of the cheaply made on post houseing units. "

    That's another reason why I joined the Air Force. Our base housing was built just like off-base housing, often better. The "condo" dormatories, swimming pools, and steak and crab legs on Fridays had nothing to do with my decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    No, Hague.

    "Wen I was a MP, 1984-1987, we carried FMJ. I was strickly garrison. Always wondered what would have happened if I did have to shoot in one of the cheaply made on post houseing units. "

    That's another reason why I joined the Air Force. Our base housing was built just like off-base housing, often better. The "condo" dormatories, swimming pools, and steak and crab legs on Fridays had nothing to do with my decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gschoelles View Post
    Isn't the FMJ/Hardball a Geneva Convention thing?
    Like OldVet said it's actually a Hague Convention thingie....but that applies to combatants. The way they got around it for Security Forces in a garrison situation was to say that they are performing a LE role and should be armed as such.
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    Yeppers everything here in theatre is FMJ Ball ammo. On occasion you will find someone, military or civilian, who tries to get away with carrying something they are not supposed to.
    Depending on the unit it goes from a slap on the wrist to a General Court Martial depending on what they are doing at the time.
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    Thanks for the info, and for those of you in the service, a sincere thank you for your efforts to support our country.

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