This is a discussion on Frangible Ammunition for home defense? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by GlassWolf To my understanding, there is no documented case on the books of a round ever going completely through one person, and ...
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I had also thought about frangible rounds but quickly discarded that idea. I see I'm not alone. Now it's Federal HST Bonded in .40 cal.
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I use 158gr Hydroshocks in both my .357 S&W 65 or Ruger Speed Six. I am not concerned with over penetration
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I said kill, not injure, and if I recall correctly, my statement regarding the lack of proof of this claim of people being killed by over-penetrating handgun rounds was actually from Massad, although that bit I may be off about. I've read so much stuff about this, it all starts to run together after a while.
I use Gold Dots in my 9mms and 45 and feel they are a good choice. There are a lot of quality SD loadings available. I was having a discussion with someone about the viability of using frangibles and wanted to substantiate my personal opinion. I want the best possible solution out there to protect myself and family. While stray rounds can and do sometimes affect innocents, I will take the best precautions I can....but I won't use frangibles. YMMV
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