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Re: #2 Lead shot and home/apartment defense?
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2015, 12:38:20 am »
Going to have to ask him to clear up the story for me. I can't imagine bird shot not penetrating at all through multiple coats.

Birdshot is a bunch of super light projectiles going relatively fast for their size. Light objects don't take much to slow down. Now I've not seen it in person but I can pretty well suppose that birdshot at a decent distance isn't going to zip merrily through a Carhartt coat, at least one thick shirt and a tee shirt. It'll go through but it's going to shed a lot of velocity. It might even penetrate a couple inches if it misses bone. Not a fun day but hardly a showstopper if someone is determined to stay in the fight.
I'm not saying you should use an M1A for home defense, but I'm also not saying you shouldn't.

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    Re: #2 Lead shot and home/apartment defense?
    « Reply #26 on: November 08, 2015, 09:23:19 pm »
    I've seen a field load fully penetrate the exterior wall of a home.  Of course, the range was 10 feet.  Every year it seems someone in the local area is peppered during dove season.  It is almost always the face that takes the most damage.  I think this is where the birdshot stopping jacket is most effective (30-40 yards).

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