Now, true to his name, (Peace-Loving Warrior), my husband could not hold his opinion to himself any longer. He offered to help the man and proceeded to explain that ball (or full-metal jacket) ammo presents several problems for the purchaser. And almost all the problems have serious liability issues attached. The Lawman brand may have steered this neophyte the wrong way, because it say Lawman right there on the box. If it's good enough for a lawman, right? Wrong!
Ball ammo is a solid mass of metal that over-penetrates through your attacker and into an innocent bystander. You will be liable. Ball ammo over-penetrates through your perpetrator, through your apartment wall, and into an innocent neighbor child. You will be liable. Many uninformed gun owners purchase this less expensive ammo, not realizing that it may come at a greater cost.
Defensive ammo is generally of a hollow point design. That means it has a hole in the tip of the bullet, that allows it to expand as it enters a target and disrupts the penetration. And I know defensive ammo is incredibly expensive, but you can't afford to go cheap here!
|Hollow Point, Defensive Ammo|
I prefer to buy Hornady Tap, Corbon, or Speer Gold Dot. All these are brands of hollow point, expanding bullets that reduce penetration as they expand in the bad guy. If you don't know the difference, and are a concealed carry holder, please get informed!
Ladies, the legal system won't care that you didn't know or weren't informed. You are responsible for where your bullet goes, and what bullet you choose to purchase. With gun ownership comes additional responsibilities; some we may not even be aware we are supposed to know. Be informed!
Psalm 119:154 "Defend my cause and redeem me; preserve my life according to your promise."