This is a discussion on 5.56 "Frangibles" within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; The 55 grn TAP I was referring to is a ballistic tip type bullet, intended for reduction of over penetration and dramatic fragmentation on impact. ...
December 16th, 2008 07:21 AM
The 55 grn TAP I was referring to is a ballistic tip type bullet, intended for reduction of over penetration and dramatic fragmentation on impact. (see the link below) I am sure TAP comes in different flavors for different days.
The ballistic tip variety would be wholly inadequate in a police sniper role where penetration of car glass of building glass may be a consideration. The 75 grn would be a good choice there.
For "oh crap there's two dudes with guns smashing my front door in" the 55grn would be more suited. IMHO
Different ammo, different requirements.
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December 16th, 2008 07:26 PM
According to the folks who study it for a living, Hornady TAP is across the board less effective against automobile-like barriers. Federal bonded stuff has so far proven superior in that regard, but also tends to overpenetrate when it doesn't encounter automobile-like barriers.
Originally Posted by mtcraigco
But, like you said: different requirements, different ammo. Just clarifying is all.
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December 16th, 2008 07:55 PM
No worries, different ammo, different requirements.
Move up in caliber and ammo choice becomes less important, against barriers anyway.
It's a never ending debate.
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