Product Overview On FMJ Ammo
A FMJ Ammo is a bullet that has a soft core, usually with lead, and is encased in a harder alloy metal such as cupronickel or gilding metal. The purpose of these rounds is to hold their trajectory, and they have greater penetration against soft tissue. These rounds are ideal for target shooting since they do not expand much when hitting their target. The down side to FMJ in self defense is the risk of unintended impact further down the range. Penetration could hit an innocent bystander in a parking lot or penetrate through a wall, hitting a loved one in the middle of the night. You can use FMJ ammo for self defense but you must remember the golden rule: know what’s between you and your intended target what’s beyond your target (i.e., down range.)
what is fmj ammo
A Hollow point round is an expanding bullet that has a pit or hollowed out tip. These rounds are preferred by hunters and in self defense situation because they expand upon impact. When hollow point bullets hit the target, the hollow tip allows the bullet to deform (making it look more like a mushroom), slowing the bullet, and giving more stopping power. It also causes more catastrophic damage to your intended target. Hollow points are a more expensive round than FMJ, but overall are a better self defense round.