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Old July 19, 2013, 04:16 AM   #3
iraiam
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I only use FMJ for target shooting, for SD I always carry HP ammunition.

In 9mm, I have been shooting 147 grain bullets more than 1000 fps for almost 20 years, lead, FMJ and HP. In the past many of them were +P loads, but now days with our current selection of powders, it's pretty easy to get a 147 grain bullet above 1000 fps.

The possibility of over penetration should be assumed on ANY ammunition, I am a firm believer that thought should be put into what is behind the intended target, even in a SD situation. Much of my training advocates this as well.
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