9mm FMJ DESTROYS Cinder Blocks with EASE! Awesome Video linked!

This is a discussion on 9mm FMJ DESTROYS Cinder Blocks with EASE! Awesome Video linked! within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; When spending a couple hours at the range, it's always nice to mix up your targets a bit. We found a lonely cinder block hidden ...

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 31
Like Tree6Likes

Thread: 9mm FMJ DESTROYS Cinder Blocks with EASE! Awesome Video linked!

  1. #1
    Member Array Cdog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    IA
    Posts
    16

    9mm FMJ DESTROYS Cinder Blocks with EASE! Awesome Video linked!

    When spending a couple hours at the range, it's always nice to mix up your targets a bit.
    We found a lonely cinder block hidden in some brush and decided to put it to good use!
    Little did we know, a 9mm would put it to shame... which I was pretty happy about!
    I was shooting Winchester "white box"... 115 GR. Full metal jackets.
    This is one round you wouldn't want to hide from behind cinder block walls! NO JOKE!


  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Ex Member Array ComplexKaos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    West coast
    Posts
    131
    *move along folks nothing to see here*

    *burns footage*

    The LCM (Large caliber mafia) does not like this lol, the 9mm is supposed to be inadequate. I wonder what the 124 and 147gr FMJ rounds would do in terms of damage on the first hit.

  4. #3
    Member Array troutkiller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    175
    Quote Originally Posted by ComplexKaos View Post
    The LCM (Large caliber mafia) does not like this lol, the 9mm is supposed to be inadequate.
    That was 3 rounds to break up the concrete block? Try that with a .357. One round would do.

  5. #4
    VIP Member
    Array tacman605's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Arkansas/On the X in Afghanistan
    Posts
    3,041
    Good video.

    Not downplaying your results in the least but realize that a "wall" would have a stronger structural integrity than a single block. The same results would happen with enough rounds I imagine it would just take longer.
    sid1, revldm and gasmitty like this.
    "A first rate man with a third rate gun is far better than the other way around". The gun is a tool, you are the craftsman that makes it work. There are those who say "if I had to do it, I could" yet they never go out and train to do it. Don't let stupid be your mindset. Harryball 2013

  6. #5
    Distinguished Member Array sid1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,891
    Nice Video

  7. #6
    Distinguished Member
    Array miller_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Nashville, Tn
    Posts
    1,517
    Shooting cylinder blocks looks fun
    The stupidity of some people NEVER ceases to amaze me.

    G19 AIWB

  8. #7
    Ex Member Array ComplexKaos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    West coast
    Posts
    131
    Quote Originally Posted by troutkiller View Post
    That was 3 rounds to break up the concrete block? Try that with a .357. One round would do.
    Told you guys lol.
    Badey and troutkiller like this.

  9. #8
    Ex Member Array ComplexKaos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    West coast
    Posts
    131
    OP if you find another lonely cinderblock, try the 124 and 147gr.

  10. #9
    Ex Member Array ComplexKaos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    West coast
    Posts
    131
    I wish I could go somewhere and shoot up things, but here in California particularly LA County you don't have areas in which you can shoot on your property. Some of the other counties do, but thats not reason enough to move into the middle of nowhere.

    I also want to see how a .40 would do.

  11. #10
    VIP Member Array Badey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Pittsburgh
    Posts
    3,052
    Do you happen to know the velocity of the round out of the carbine?
    Though defensive violence will always be a sad necessity in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men -St. Augustine

  12. #11
    Member Array troutkiller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    175
    We used to shoot up concrete blocks out on the farm. I had a Beretta 9mm back then as well as a Ruger .357. The Beretta was my favorite gun to shoot, then one day I put a 357 thru the block. No comparison, there was nothing left to shoot after one .357 round. LOL.

  13. #12
    Member Array revldm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    473
    I had the same thoughts as tacman. But that is still a cool vid.

  14. #13
    VIP Member
    Array WHEC724's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    6,495

    Thumbs up

    It is difficult to get a feel for ballistics and destructive power when shooting paper.

    Having the luxury of land to shoot fun stuff really gives you a sense of what is going on with different types of ammo. I'd share more specific observations, but am not looking for an ammo debate. Let's just say I feel quite confident carrying .357 in the woods in the southeast, 9 is fine (but I still prefer .45), .38 spl is nothing to sneeze at, & even .380 does a lot more than some would lead you to believe.
    __________________________________
    'Clinging to my guns and religion

  15. #14
    Distinguished Member Array RevolvingMag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Rock Hill, SC- Across Town From Where All the Homicides Happen
    Posts
    1,266
    This is a 9mm from a carbine. Not a handgun.

    A .380 from a carbine would seem pretty BA, wouldn't you think? Actually, any handgun round from a 'rifle' barrel would be a lot more destructive than from a handgun. So, while this is impressive, let's remember that this isn't from a compact- or even full size- handgun.

    I'm not trying to say that the 9mm isn't adequate from a handgun- I have friends who carry 9mm- I'm just making sure everyone knows this isn't a handgun round from a handgun destroying that cinder block. (Think about what a .357 would do from a rifle barrel like that... )
    oakchas likes this.
    "Rock and load, lock and roll... what's it matter? FIRE!!"

    "Gun control means hitting your target every time."

    Please take everything I say with at least one grain of salt- I am a very sarcastic person with a very dry sense of humor.

  16. #15
    GH
    GH is offline
    VIP Member Array GH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    4,288
    Look out for ricochets, lol.
    Glenn

    USN Submarine & UDT/SEAL Veteran
    1SG, US Army Retired - Airborne Infantry All the Way!
    Special Warfare Mentor
    M&P40, M&P40C

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

9mm ballistics from a 16 inch barrel
,

9mm carbine ballistics

,
9mm carbine ballistics chart
,

9mm carbine ballistics table

,
9mm concrete block
,
9mm test on concrete block
,
9mm vs cinder block
,
9mm vs cinderblocks
,
awesome 9mm
,
ballistics chart 9mm rifles
,
how many walls will a 9mm fmj go through
,
special bullets that peirce cinder block
Click on a term to search for related topics.