could someone explain a few things about ammo to a rookie?
so there are douzens of distinct kind of ammo, full metal jacket, hollowpoint, soft nose, various AP cores
how much more effective are hollow points in handgun calibers than AP or jacketed rounds? it struck me that especially in larger harder hitting calibers, would an AP round not still stop someone dead; why would you give up that penetrative ability?
would it not be dead easy to put a core in a hand loaded round? even if it was not dead on center would it make the round tumble or veer off?
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>if FMJ's tent to feed better, why does anyone use non-jacketed rounds? >you can even get jacketed hollowpoints, is it just the cost? It's the round nose of the FMJ that lets it feed better. There's at least one hollow point deisnged like that, Corbon Pow'R Ball, which has a plastic round nose over the hollow point
>>28291997 >why is ammo so damn expensive? >if companies are price gouging, why don't back yard factories start popping up everywhere? Same answer for both: Quality control and safety. The cheapeast of the cheap ammo tends to be unreliable and sometimes unsafe due to things like double loaded ammo
Hollow point is preferred over FMJ for human targets because hollow point will fuck your shit up 10x as easy. FMJ also has a small chance to pass right through the target, doing very little damage. I saw a news article where this guy tried to shoot some attackers with that super high-velocity Swiss stuff and it took like thirteen rounds to put down each guy. The rounds just went right through their bodies without expanding and did not damage any internal organs.
So I want to practice remedial action drills with pistols, but I have a problem, none of my pistols malfunction regularly. I want them to be a suprise, not a set up malfunction I could do with snap caps.
So what gun can I buy for practice that will malfunction a lot? I was thinking things like double feeds, FTE, FTF, just general crap.
Was looking at maybe getting a 1911? Or a taurus?
>Don't suggest SIG, M&P, CZ, Makarov, PPK, or clones of them, those are the ones I can't get to fucking malfunction.
This is mostly theorycrafting since I don't have much experience with material science, let alone ballistic testing. Between reading about naval armor systems, especially those used by the US Navy in WW2 battles and a paper about edge strikes on M2 .30-06 AP (which explains perforated armor).
My intent hear would be to provide Level III protection at a weight of roughly 5 pounds.
The method to defeat penetration would consists of a very hard plate to deform the an incoming projectile as much as possible (like the outboard decapping plate on US battleships),... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
The spring is super strong, it holds well. However the local Ace Hardware want $8.99 for the 6" model (it's like the one pictured) I don't think a Harris would be better than having twenty of these bad boys
>The final design contract, under which both sides were to contribute an initial $6 billion each for prototype development and production, has not been signed between India and Russia so far.
>Under the new offer, India will have to pay $3.7 billion, instead of $6 billion, for the technological know-how and three prototypes of PAK FA fighters. The proposal awaits a decision from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he meets Russian President Vladimir Putin for the annual India-Russia summit this week.
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I've spent the past couple days watching videos and voraciously reading abour recycling, casting and reloading ammunition. I've always been interested in metallurgy of all kinds, but I've never been able to try any kind of DIY stuff due to lack of funds and lack of workspace. I don't see that changing in the near future but I'm trying to absorb all the information I can on the subject so that if I do get the chance I'll have a base of practical knowledge to start from.
So yeah, reloading/casting/forging/etc thread? Advice, stories,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Any questions in particular on metallurgy? I'm not too familiar with its effects on making your own boolits, but I have a more technical perspective that maybe I could give some pointers on (as in, it's my job).
>>28291624 I literally don't have space to set up a work area, otherwise getting the basic money together for presses, dies, etc and searching around at garages for scrap lead wouldn't be an issue
>>28291519 I'm pretty much at the stage where I don't even know what questions to be asking. I know the basics of casting lead for bullets and I know a decent amount of secondhand knowledge on steel and that's about it
I'll start with my one and only that happened 2 months ago
>went to bar with bros, lets call them 11B, MP, and sapper bro >parked in area thats not bad, but not great, maybe once or twice a year that shit does down there >DD and also CCing >only MP bro knows I am because hes my roommate and we pretty much always are CCing >walking back to car >just MP, 11B and me cuz sapper went... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>one of the dindu henchmen sees what im doing and shouts "eyy yo nigga it aint wurff it" and his companions look up to see me trained on knifedu >they all froze up momentarily >11B is clutching his chest understandably, they got a few good kicks in >dindu forces start yelling and doing that jump/run backwards while they shout at us about being fuck boys etc >stay... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
/K/ommandos I have a question I wanted to get some answers to, but here is the basic premise:
I'm from /tg/ planning on running a colonialism-type space game. The players and their crew go to another planet and have the job of getting a solid colony going by the time the next colony ship arrives (a few thousand now, about 10k people a few years after the characters arrive).
So as to why there is a question on carriers- I decided an aircraft carrier was reasonably about the necessary size of a ship that would carry a colonizing force of about a thousand or... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>28291020 Honestly, you should plan it more around a cruise ship and less around an aircraft carrier. Aircraft carriers are purpose driven to combat, there's a lot of crew redundancy, and no one's just along for the ride to a new location. Obviously these are going to be more expensive ships to run, not just because they're making no return, but because of all this purpose driven crew, all the equipment that supports them, all the maintenance their doing throughout the ship and on the aircraft, etc.
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>>28290887 I had to look up who that was, the pic of him in the yellow shirt kind of looks like Dahmer. >when asked if he'd been making court ordered payments he replied that he hadn't paid a dime of the $24 million owed to the victims family based
OK fags I am going into Mordor to buy a truck soon can i bring my M&P 40 with me I have modified it to have a smaller grip like the M&P 40c (10 rnd mag) and bought it back in 2012 >inb4 S&W tries to sue me for modifying their gun >pic related basically what Ive done to mine
>>28290649 you can keep loaded magazines as long as they arent in the pistol, in the same locked container as the pistol. a car trunk counts as a locked container. so you can throw your handgun with action open and loaded mags next to it in the trunk. but if you have a ccw from another state its not valid in california
make sure to decontaminate your truck when you return home, or you might spread the liberal cancer to other states faster
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