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Powr Ball Vs. Glaser

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by kali13, Jan 19, 2011.

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  1. kali13

    kali13 Member

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    Hi, I'm new here. I've been doing some searches, and found some of the info I was looking for but wanted some other opinions. I have been keeping my S&W M-66 2 1/2" as my bedside gun. I am concerned with over penetration as I live in an apt. Should I load my .357 with a frangible ammo like Glaser, or a rapid expanding HP like Cor Bon Powr Ball?
    Thanks
     
  2. William Lee

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    Neither. Use Remington Golden Saber, 125 gr hollow points.
     
  3. bigfatdave

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    Did you search using the terms "frangible" or "glaser"?

    Keep it to "title only", this is an endlessly revived topic and has been over-covered far too many times.

    If you don't want polls or forum bickering, you can find ACTUAL TESTING ... Start with Brassfetcher and the "box o truth", they've both tested various frangible rounds for the claims of:
    1 - frangible makes stopping wounds in flesh
    ...and...
    2 - frangible doesn't retain dangerous kinetic energy after passing through common housing materials

    (hint, the answer is "no" to #1 and "yes" to #2 ... frangibles for defense are a ripoff at best and flat-out fraud at worst)
     
  4. Drail

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    You need to balance the consideration of overpenetration with effectively stopping the threat. I think rounds like Glaser and Magsafe are simple snake oil marketing and are not going to be as effective as a good JHP. I would personally be more concerned with failing to stop the threat than whether or not a round will penetrate a wall.
     
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    http://tinyurl.com/5t3sf3d
    First result is a PDF of a brassfetcher test of a Glaser frangible ... good reading and good illustrations of lousy penetration in bare gelatin and amazingly ... AWESOME penetration after passing through a simulated interior wall!
     
  6. kali13

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    Thank you for your input. I think I will stick with Powr Ball or another JHP.
     
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