After successful military trials, it was adopted as the standard chambering for Colt's M pistolbeing named. During the late s and early 20th century, the U. Cavalry began trials to replace their sidearm arsenal of issued.
The CQ is a lightweight, hyper velocity design using an aluminum core and pre-stressed jacket. The aluminum core initiates the expansion slightly after contact, pressing back into the pre-stressed jacket and activating a violent, incapacitating energy transfer. The aluminum nose optimizes feeding and provides a barrier blind entry.
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When the debate turns to small and large calibers and high velocity versus a big bullet, we tend to yawn. Been there, done that, and shot lots of game. Studied plenty of personal-defense shootings as well.
I spend about a month in South Africa every year. The problem is, you cannot take a defensive handgun to South Africa. The first year he offered I was a bit surprised to find the magazines loaded with grain FMJ ammo.
In the modern era, jacketed hollow-points arrived in three standard weights: grain, the occasional grain, and the predominant grain bullets. Few cartridges have enjoyed the warm glow of retold mythology like the ACP. That technology has not always translated up to the.
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A bullet passing through a threat and continuing with the potential to cause unintentional damage to a bystander or object is a situation commonly described as over-penetration. The occurrence could be a bad thing if you shoot someone who is attacking you while your wife is standing behind the attacker. On the other hand, a bullet that passes through one bad guy and strikes another could be a good thing if the two are lined up to beat you with a claw hammer.