This is a discussion on Stopping power of the AR platform within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by SonofASniper The ammo oracle for 556 and .223 Read through this. It will give you some info into what exactly the different ...
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I've spent the last few years in Iraq as both military and civilian.I have seen 62gr. 5.56 bounce off of windshields ,so if your shooting at hard targets it may not perform as you thought...it does ok on soft targets though.
Don't ignore the aspect of mindset.
A fair share of the enemies the US military has engaged recently appear to have accepted the idea that they will die in battle. Survival or escape, then, become irrelevant, and they will focus upon completing what they set out to do.
Most CRIMINALS, on the other hand, are VERY much focused upon survival and escape.
You're not likely to find a firearm which will, reliably, PHYSICALLY incapacitate an assailant 100% of the time......and be portable.
As long as you understand this, the AR system will serve you well.