This is a living and breathing article that we update from time to time to ensure we keep a list based on what has been tested. To be truthful we are generalizing some for the purpose of simplicity. Here are some disclaimers before we dive in:.
Please use the member login link in the main navigation bar to access the members sections. For years I have wanted to know if normal drywall as used in houses would stop various caliber bullets. This is an important question because it affects how one judges and responds to the threat posed by an armed intruder.
Read the dangers of an over-penetrating round and the steps you can take to minimize or prevent further damage. The 9mm over-penetrating round had come a long way since its introduction back in The vast array of ammo makers, grain-size bullets, and designs make this the go-to round for many.
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper. A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine we shall call Jim sent me a text message he had to leave his apartment in a hurry as he heard about ten gunshots in quick succession from the apartment building behind his complex. He thought they sounded like 9mm gunshots. Jim lives a few blocks away from me, in a street that is dotted with large apartment complexes.
Understanding what is going on around us and the impact to our safety played by how we interact with our environment is very important. It potentially gives us the enormous advantage of having enough time—time to get away from a conflict or to engage the threat. From the perspective of selecting the proper defensive ammunition for your handgun, things start to get sticky when you find yourself shooting under less-than-perfect conditions.
Decisions, decisions, decisions… it seems like when it comes to defending your family there is a lot of them. Caliber, type, make, model, ammunition, stopping power, capacity, training, and the omnipresent legal repercussions—self-defense is a hailstorm of life or death choices and another one of these and one that is often neglected is over-penetration. Situation and terrain determine tactics and nowhere is this more evident than when firing a gun inside a closed environment like your home.
Written by: Greg Ellifritz. The data is useful. The best way to reduce overpenetration is to hit what you are shooting at.
Great article! This was a comment emailed which I value and is definitely a perspective worth sharing. You do good work. Bold move on your part my friend!
View Full Version : Magic Bullet that stops in drywall. A common discussion I see on firearms boards is a concern for overpenetration inside a house. So, I would like to propose a hypothetical scenario.