Connect with us

Uncategorized

Which Ammunition Depot Self-Defense Rounds Stop Bad Guys Best?

Published

on

Ammunition Depot sells top-quality self-defense ammunition; the expert advice to make it work is free.

When it comes to armed self-defense, your goal isn’t to wound, kill or warn your attacker; your goal is to stop the attack as quickly and effectively as possible. Ammunition Depot has gathered a team of ballistic experts to create not only the ammunition you need, but the knowledge to make it work. So what handgun ammunition delivers the terminal performance you need? 

It’s going to depend on what gun you’re using and your purpose for that gun. Someone going to war has different needs than someone carrying for self-defense. But that said, the most popular calibers of bullets are popular for a reason. For handguns, you can’t go wrong with a 9mm, a .40 or a .45 caliber. Based on ballistic tests, all these rounds are capable of doing more than enough damage to suit your needs. Similarly, for rifles, the .223/5.56 rounds, .308, 7.62 x 39mm and even .300 Blackout are all equally damage-inducing depending on application. 

Despite what gun legislation opponents will tell you, no bullet is “designed for the battlefield” and inherently more dangerous than others. Almost every caliber round has been used somewhere in a theater of war. While there are some obscure rounds that were never used in battlethere’s honestly no round that is somehow safer than another because the military isn’t currently using it.

This brings up another point worth mentioning: Hollow points and full metal jacket rounds are inherently no different from each other at their most basic level. They are both projectiles designed to be fired from a gun and can both kill. In fact, for those that think hollow points are somehow more deadly, the U.S. military doesn’t use hollow point ammunition in infantry units. It uses FMJ. Again, that doesn’t mean they are more deadly. It just means that a bullet is a bullet. 

The reality of the situation is that for modern uses, there is no one round that does more damage in all situations for all shooters. They all do fantastic jobs depending on why you’re buying them. Like everything else, it’s situationally driven. The good news is that the situation at Ammunition Depot is excellent! Their experts–as in real, live people–are on staff to help you cut your way to the simple solution that works for you with ammo that’s in stock and ready to ship. Right now, they’re offering a $10 off coupon that’s good through February 23, 2022–Just click here to enter discount code SJR0M1EF in the cart!

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention that, right now, you can enter to win a $500 gift card to Ammunition Depot with our …

This year, we’ve got a heart on February with the best Valentine’s Guns & Gear Giveaway yet!

Candy may be dandy and liquor may be quicker, but there’s really no substitute for gunpowder when it comes to heating things up between a couple. That’s why we just can’t hold back any longer–here comes our most satisfying giveaway yet! It’s the Yours & Mine $5.5K Guns & Gear Giveaway . It’s double the pleasure and double the fun with two RFX 35 1×26 Fullsize Reflex Sights, an HK VPN Match pistol, a Lone Wolf LTD19 handgun, a Colorado Gun Sales Tokarev … not to mention the ammo and gear of your wildest fantasies courtesy of CrossBreed, N8 Tactical, CIVIVI, XDMAN, and Ammunition Depot.

Enter here for a chance to win over $5,500 worth of white-hot, cutting-edge guns and gear…not to mention the eternal gratitude of the lucky friend, family member or loved one with whom you share it. 

Here’s a complete list of the prizes on offer! Don’t worry, we’ll give you the link to enter again down at the bottom.

1. HK VPN Match pistol, optics ready 9mm, Valued at $1,159

2. Lone Wolf LTD19 V1 Pistol w/ RMR 9mm, Valued at $749


3. (2) Colorado Gun Sales TT-33C Cugir Romanian Select Production Years Tokarev with Holster, Valued at $499 ea.

4. (2) Viridian Weapon Technologies RFX 35 1×26 Fullsize Reflex Sights Valued at $289 ea.

5. (2) Ammunition Depot Gift Card (Valid only at ammunitiondepot.com) Valued at $500 ea.

6. XDMan Deluxe Range Bag w/ Strap, Valued at $60

7. XDMan Muddy Girl – Camo Range Bag w/ Strap, Valued at $66

8. N8 Tactical Gift Card ( Valid only at N8tactical.com), Valued at $500

9. Crossbreed Holsters Gift Card (valid only at crossbreedholsters.com) Valued at $500

10. CIVIVI Altus Button Lock, Burgundy G10 (3″ Blk SW Nitro-V) Valued at $85

11. CIVIVI Cogent Pocket Knife with Button Lock, Valued at $82

11. (2) Colorado Gun Sales TT-33C Cugir Romanian Select Production Years Tokarev with Holster, Valued at $499 ea.

Enter here for a chance to win over $5,500 worth of white-hot, cutting-edge guns and gear…not to mention the eternal gratitude of the lucky friend, family member or loved one with whom you share it. 

 

9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Papa Bear

    February 16, 2022 at 12:11 pm

    The reason the Military uses FMJ rounds in combat operations is due to the Hauge Convention of 1898 when “Dum Dum” rounds (read Hollow Point) where declared illegal for use in combat situations. As where shotguns. The USA is not a signatory of that Treaty, but our Military for the most part adhered the agreement. I used a shotgun in Vietman, and recently our Military has adopted “Hollow Tip” ammunition for certain special uses. Not so much for expansion capabilities as for accuracy inhancement in long range (Sniper) use.

    • Jesse Tiede

      February 17, 2022 at 12:08 pm

      Thank you for your service, Papa Bear! I missed the party in the Nam, as I was stationed in Korea when it ended. I read your soliloquy with interest, and concur with almost everything you said. My disagreement is with your description of “Dum Dum”. It was not “Hollow point” ammunition, as you surmise, but a rifle round manufactured in the ammunition plant ran by the British in Dum Dum, India, where the nose of a loaded round, lead bullet, was cut off, leaving a “Flat Point” round. This bullet, fired at rifle velocities, and with a flat point for greater energy transfer (?), that, when observed for the destructive potential, was declared illegal by the Hague Convention. Thanks, again, for your service to out country! I fear it will once again be required of you, in the not too distant future…

  2. Steve Waldman

    February 16, 2022 at 12:31 pm

    Great subject that’s been argued about for the 60+ years I’ve been shooting. That said, it would have been nice if your “team of experts” actually identified the most effective bullet for self defense. What works very well in 9mm may not perform to the same standard in 45ACP, as is true with the other calibers listed. This “article” was not enlightening in the least. It was a teaser for the clickbait following it. Not cool guys. We ain’t all stupid.

    • David

      February 17, 2022 at 11:34 am

      Hear, HEAR

      Quote: “… if your “team of experts” actually identified the most effective bullet for self defense. What works very well in 9mm may not perform to the same standard in 45ACP, as is true with the other calibers listed. This “article” was not enlightening in the least. It was a teaser for the clickbait following it. Not cool guys. We ain’t all stupid.”

  3. Robert Bagnell

    February 17, 2022 at 12:07 am

    One correction the U.S. military uses only Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) ammunition because of Genevia Treaty requirements not necessarily on its merits as to stopping or knock down power

    • Jesse Tiede

      February 17, 2022 at 12:34 pm

      I’m afraid your facts are a bit skewed, Mr. Bagnell. The US Military uses Full Metal Jacket ammunition for humanitarian reasons which have nothing to do with the Geneva Accords (not Treaty). I’m pretty sure the USA signed the Geneva Accords in the ’30s or ’40s, and again in the ’60s. Since then, we have not used “Hollow Point Ammunition” as Service ammo, due to commitments with our NATO Allies. US Military Law Enforcement, Special Agents, and such (re: OSI, NCIS, CID, Military Intelligence Units, etc), but ONLY THEM! The rest of our Forces use Ball ammunition, of various calibers, bullet weights, and such, depending on intended purposes. Hope this clears up some misunderstandings that you seem to have.
      With Respect, I Am The Gunrunner, MSgt, USAF (Ret)Combat Arms Training and Maintenance (75399)

  4. Dan Gibson

    February 18, 2022 at 8:14 am

    This was clearly a bait and switch article to get people to click and then sell them your ammo. Your rational for FMJ over HP in our military is deceptive as it implies that this was a choice made independent of the type of bullet, which is wrong. We don’t use HP because of the hauge convention and because the military is less concerned about overpenetration and collateral damage (so the decision was all about the type of bullet). You should have just titled your article “It’s situationally driven” which would have answered the question and save a lot a reader’s wasted time.

  5. Mike

    February 18, 2022 at 12:26 pm

    I feel you are doing a disservice to your less educated readers when you imply that there’s NO difference between FMJ and hollow points. Yes, a direct hit on a critical organ with any type of projectile will be fatal, but in a self defense situation most of us just aren’t going to be marksmen. The hits that you do make need to do as much damage as possible, especially since most handgun rounds don’t have the velocity to cause hydrostatic damage. You don’t even bring up the issue of over penetration, which I find egregious. The most compelling reason to use HP for defensive situations is that you don’t want that bullet to go through the threat and hit something or someone else. This is absolutely critical when defending your home.
    Just because the military does something a certain way doesn’t mean that it’s the best way. The most obvious reason to use FMJ is that HP rounds are at least twice the cost of FMJ. Besides the treaties and conventions already mentioned by others, there’s a strategic reason to wound rather than kill. A dead soldier can be left behind until after the battle, whereas a wounded fighter requires at least one other to stop fighting and render aid.

  6. John Galt

    February 18, 2022 at 2:52 pm

    Good advice for handgun catridges would have been to select a duty load meeting the FBI penetration criteria.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Trending

Copyright © 2021 Brand Avalanche Media, LLC. Popular EDC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brand Avalanche Media, LLC. This copyrighted material may not be republished without express permission. The information presented here is for general educational purposes only. MATERIAL CONNECTION DISCLOSURE: You should assume that this website has an affiliate relationship and/or another material connection to the persons or businesses mentioned in or linked to from this page and may receive commissions from purchases you make on subsequent web sites. You should not rely solely on information contained in this email to evaluate the product or service being endorsed. Always exercise due diligence before purchasing any product or service. This website contains advertisements.