This is a discussion on How much bone can a 380 fmj break through? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Title pretty much sums up my question. Can a 380 acp break through the sternum/ribcage? If it hit ones forearm first would it have enough ...
Title pretty much sums up my question. Can a 380 acp break through the sternum/ribcage? If it hit ones forearm first would it have enough energy to continue and break through the sternum and ribcage? Is it possible for the 380 to hit ones sternum and make it all the way through to the spine? I tried to think of a way to ask the question in a more entertaining or witty way but couldn't think of anything. So here's a picture of a skeleton not yet shot up.
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I carry to protect myself and my loved ones from the BG's. Not to solve societies problems. That said: if more carried the deterrent would only have a positive overall effect on those problems.
It is well documented that .380 fmj will .... [/sarcasm]
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I think it should do fine on the funny bone.
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Hmm, maybe I need to bone up on the subject before answering.
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A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.
.380 FMJ is bad-to-the-bone.
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azchevy, thanks for the links... those were great reads
Here is a great article that is related to this thread. Enjoy! The date on article is Oct 6, 2011.
.380ACP JHP performance through Bone Simulant plates With Ballistic Gelatin backing
.380 ACP (click ".380ACP Bone Simulant Test" for the pdf)
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