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    What do youse think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by astute View Post
    I like the idea. I carry MagSafe in both my 9mm and 45.

    Mag Safe Ammo - Pre-Fragmented Saftey Ammunition Handcrafted In The USA
    I think it's a waste of money and illegal in Hawaii. Check your local laws before ordering this ammo. My current ammo choice still does it's job, I'll stick with my Speer Gold Dots.



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    Thanks to you both.

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    Personally, I don't think the benefits of frangibles outweigh their downfalls. They just don't give you the penetration that I would feel comfortable staking my life on. If you're worried about missing and having a shot pass through the walls, practice more.

    The only thing I'd use a frangible for is at a shooting range with a thin backstop. Regarding personal defense, frangibles fall short in stopping power.
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    I was unable to find anything on this in a brief search on the internet, but I remember reading somewhere that if you used a gun in a self defense scenario, you should have x amount of ammo of the same lot # to be used by Police for ballistics testing after the fact. I think it may have been Masaad Ayoob that said this (and excuse the rusty memory.) I know most frangible ammo is sold in lots of 6 - and tends to be quite pricey. Just another factor to bear in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironhorse View Post
    I was unable to find anything on this in a brief search on the internet, but I remember reading somewhere that if you used a gun in a self defense scenario, you should have x amount of ammo of the same lot # to be used by Police for ballistics testing after the fact. I think it may have been Masaad Ayoob that said this (and excuse the rusty memory.) I know most frangible ammo is sold in lots of 6 - and tends to be quite pricey. Just another factor to bear in mind.
    I can't understand the reasoning behind this. It seems cost prohibitive, and in my mind, goes against the "burden of proof" requirement of the prosecutor.
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    I'm not impressed with frangible ammo. I have some in 357 sig and it wouldn't feed reliably in my Glock 33 or my Kel-Tec P11 357 sig. It may have been the rounds though. I have some old PMC Green ammo. The newer designs look better but I'll stay with what I know will do the job. Here are some for sale and in stock to give you an idea of the price. View Frangible Ammunition \\ All Manufacturers at http://www.precisionweapons.com
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    Frangible ammo is kinda gimmicky.
    It has a very limited practical application. Especially when used in handguns.

    I could justify it's use by air marshals, I guess.
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    IMHO, frag ammo lacks bullet weight and does not acheive enough penetration to stop an agressor
    I would like to see some real world shooting data where frag ammo was used......

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