This is a discussion on Anyone want to take a shot at this. within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by CQBManny 1man, Everything I have read indicates that shot placement, not caliber, is everything in "effectiveness" [i.e., stopping power]. Unless immediately incapacitated, ...
.45 ACP FMJ is pretty good defensive ammo. It is not my first choice but I would feel confident enough that it would do the job. If you are using FMJ in anything else, I agree you might as well be shooting spitwads.Originally Posted by CQBManny
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I put more weight with penetration than expansion. All the expansion in the world, the classic 1.5-2x caliber will get you no where if your round does not make it to vital areas to inflict damage.
A .45 solid that hits the heart is better than a .45 that expands and stops short of the heart. IMO, if the bullet gets to the vitals, that is all I ask. Get to the vitals and expand when it gets there is just a bonus to speed up the incapacitation process.
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