The police department this guy worked for decided to require their SWAT team to use frangible ammo in their M4s to reduce overpenetration. Not sure why that weapon was chosen for their particular use, but whatever.
So they kick in the door on a drug raid and encounter an armed subject. Apparently he puts a round of 5.56 right in the guy's forehead and it basically scalped him as it shattered and glanced off his skull. It dropped him obviously and he was a bloody mess and didn't want to fight anymore, but he lived.
Just one instance, but food for thought for anyone who thinks about going with the frangible ammo option for home defense. I'll stick to conventional ammo myself.
Talk about guns:
For home defense would you recommend a shotgun using birdshot instead of a pistol for the concern of wall penetration?
Condition 3 carry only makes sense for untrained people and/or shitty weapons...or crap/or no holsters.
I'm thinking this guy probably should be carrying con 3....or even better, not at all.
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Originally Posted by The Shotgun Meets the Box O'Truth
Good info again. I've been out and unable to read a bunch on the computer. My apologies. Thanks!
I've got slugs in my shotgun.
This comes down to intent as well.
#3 buck in 20ga in my shotgun when I used to have it. 124gr JHP in my 9mm.
There is absolutely no reason not to carry with a round in the chamber, unless like said before, shitty training, shitty holster, shitty gun.
Anything with a firing pin block and more than 4# of trigger pull, I feel fine carrying hot and cocked. My favorite mode of carry though, is a nice long DA pull first shot.