This is a discussion on Defensive 9/45 FMJ recommendations? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; OK, how about an FBI Study: http://www.firearmstactical.com/pdf/fbi-hwfe.pdf Particularly pages 5 through 10...
OK, how about an FBI Study:
Particularly pages 5 through 10
If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good. ~ Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
If you knew you wouldn't need a gun you likely wouldn't take one with you. If you KNEW you'd never need additional penetration, you'd probably never carry FMJ. (And that's fine.)
Too many times I have ended up in a situation that I did not intend to end up in. Ending up in black bear country... I'd prefer FMJ maybe. If I have it then I might just switch out mags. Sure, if I KNEW I would end up there I might take a .44 or a rifle but I don't normally carry those.
I know what everyone says about bear encounters but I'd still rather have SOMETHING to defend myself with.
And again, you never know what situation you might end up in. I just wanted options - options carried daily on me.
Thanks for all the advice - particularly the ammo links. I'll check 'em out!