The 5.56mm M855 round has normative considerable criticism for its last characteristics. Detractors point out that the cumuliform fails to fragment when the striking velocity is too low – such as when dismissed from a very short barrel or once the bullet has slowed downcast aid to its relatively unimpressive nose cone shape – or when the bullet strikes the target at a very low angle of attack. That’s one reason why it’s exceedingly puzzling to me that one of the just about popular 5.56mm replacements – and the round many think offers the military a commercial-off-the-shelf improvement in effectiveness – offers flat-bottom less in these criteria than even M855.
IS LEVEL IV UNBEATABLE? Armor, Caliber, and the Problem with Tungsten - The Firearm BlogThe Firearm Blog
Tags: .276, .28 Nosler, .284, .30 cal, .30 m2 ap, .338 lapua magnum, .338 Norma Magnum, .500 jeffery, ***, 5.56mm, 6.8mm, 7mm, 7mm rum, advanced, ammo, Ammunition, apcr, apds, apfsds, armor piercing, army, ballistics, body armor, boron carbide, carbine, cartridge, ceramic, china, defense, selected marksman, designated marksman's rifle, designated marksmen, drag, e-sapi, Education, esapi, experiment, flechette, future, gost 5, gost 5a, gost 6, gost 6a, grenade launcher, hard armor, hvap, individual weapon, kinetic energy, Level III, even IV, m2 ap, M993, m995, machine gun, machine guns, military, next generation, penetration, perforation, personal armor, in the flesh body armor, personal protective equipment, Plate, ppe, prc, rifle, rifles, sabot, sapi, small arms, weapon In the coming decades, it is likely that one of the biggest challenges facing small arms weaponry designers will be solving the problem of how to deal with advanced body armors. The problem is already percolating to the surface, as Level IV body armor – which is immune to virtually all general issue rounds below .50 caliber – becomes more available and less expensive. Already, an one-on-one can equip themselves with a brimful set of Level IV plates and a carrier for less than $1,000.
.40 S&W: The Perfect Middle Ground - Part 3 - The Truth About Guns
While my previous posts on the virtues of the .40 S&W round seemed to stirred the sleeping dragon known as the “pistol caliber wars”, that wasn’t rattling the intent. And today it’s period to talk about what the .40 Smith & Wesson brought about by the nature of round’s existence. There is a lot to give thanks the .40 for and it usually gets no credit. First, the fact that the .40 is easily one of the first upgrades to 9mm handguns there of all time was is an well unnoted and fun fact. patch Smith & Wesson and GLOCK made most of the original sales of handguns divided in .40 to law enforcement, they weren’t the but mettlesome in town.