By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

4 thoughts on “CSGV again on the M855: It took them 3 hours, but they finally changed the tune.”
  1. What chiefjaybob said. They still haven’t acknowledged that ALL 5.56/.223 ammunition can penetrate “normal” bullet proof vests.

    Also, does M855 fired out of an AR-pistol barrel even have the velocity to penetrate a vest? Out of a 16- or 20-inch, yes, but half that? It seems to me that, given the heavier projectile and different powders (different burn rates) used, a 9mm FMJ round out of a “tactical” handgun (5-6 inch barrel) or cheap carbine would hit harder, but I could be wrong.

    1. Archer – BINGO – virtually any rifle caliber round can penetrate soft body armor (which is NOT ‘bullet proof’ but rather bullet resistant). The problem for the atf is that they are arbitrarily and capriciously redefining the M855 round as being ‘armor piercing’ when the military has ALWAYS referred to it as standard ‘ball’ ammo. They are ignoring basic physics and ballistics – rifle rounds fired in a ‘pistol’ with its shorter barrel will NOT perform as well. This whole thing is a ploy to further yet just another form of people, I mean ‘gun control’.

  2. […] Don’t ever let anyone tell you these people don’t want to take your guns. They were ready to celebrate a broad ban on ammunition, before they were corrected. BTW, I’m seeing it go around gun circles too that they are looking to ban all 5.56mm/.223 ammunition. Overall, that might end up being a good thing if it helps some people get off their butts and do something. […]

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