The fourth rule of gun safety is to know your target and what is beyond. There are solid reasons for this rule. Self defense causing a high stress situation and over penetration are a couple.
Ballistics, Self Defense & Over Penetration – The Truth Revealed
Some feel that the issue of over penetration is an important consideration when choosing a gun and ammo for self defense. When discussing self defense and over penetration, we need to first look at what the big deal really is. The thing we want to avoid is the round striking an innocent by going through the threat. Whether we are talking about a friendly standing or being held behind the threatening person, or the round going through the wall and hitting someone in the other room. It is something we want to avoid.
But if giving undue consideration to over penetration when choosing your self defense firearm causes you to compromise effectiveness, that might cost you your life. Let’s see what this one opinion has to say on the matter.
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