In NJ you are NOT prohibited (yet) from using hollowpoint ammo inside your place of residence or on your property. Which is the reason why you can buy them at any gun shop, ****s, or have them shipped to you. So load up with good quality ammo such as Winchester Rangers or Speer Gold Dot's and you are good to go.I live in NJ and am prohibited from using hollowpoint ammo in a self defense situation - my main weapon is a USP Fullsize in .45 - What should I be using in my bedside mags?
Actually, I believe they expect to be taking guns away soon. Pretty clubs but expensive as hell! :41:Are you kidding me? What the hell do they expect you to use? Ice bullets?
How sure are you of that? You can legally possess HP ammo in your home, even in NJ. Have you checked the actual statutes?I live in NJ and am prohibited from using hollowpoint ammo in a self defense situation - my main weapon is a USP Fullsize in .45 - What should I be using in my bedside mags?
I've had a few LE's purposely give me bad information becuase of his "moral standings". Who also generally started the lecture with "my interpretation of the law is ..." I had a similar experience to NG at a gun show in which the police officer harassed me about carrying out a weapon I bought until a nice friendly ATF officer came over and stated that unless there's a specific local law I'm violating I'm well within my legal bounds.LE is the last people that you should be asking for the appropriate information about gun laws.
+1 on LEO for info, they are often misinformed on the laws and sometimes try to influence others.LE is the last people that you should be asking for the appropriate information about gun laws.
MANY more times than not, have I herd that LE has "misquoted" actual gun laws. I am not bashing LE, as I still hold my FL LEO & COR Certifications, but most LEO's are not gun guys and girls. They know what "they" think is the law about guns and issues about them. NOT ALL, but most.
Rely on your own research and/or people that have done the actual state statutes research.
Good points.I think there are 3 issues here and they are not the same:
Here is my understanding:
1. What is actually legal in NJ? - Hollow points ARE legal in NJ, so are frangible, FMJ and EFMJ.
2. What is the perception if he ever has to use it? As I have seen on the News - Hollow Points = "Cop Killer" bullets. You are in NJ - unless you shoot Osama Bin Laden, while he is raping your daughter and shooting at you with an AK47 - and all this is caught on video - the prosecutor is going after you. Picture him standing up in front of a Grand Jury talking about how you loaded "Cop Killer" bullets and shot the poor hood (that had a bad childhood). You purposely made a decision to load JHP - These are not my thoughts - this is NJ.
3. So what do you use? FMJ - you pickup the gun loaded with target rounds and you defended yourself. Federal EFMJ - these are not perceived as hollow points because they are not they are FMJ.
Alot of the proven, newer more effective rounds are not listed, such as Hornady's TAP, Winchester Ranger and Federal HST. It's an old article and doesn't take into account advances in bullet technology. I'd hardly call the 115 Win Silvertip effective compared to todays new technology.The link below presents a fantastic post on all different types of defensive ammo. I found it to be extremely helpful and based on the author's insights will pruchase Corbon 125gr JHPs.
The way I look at it, I'm not using FMJs in the house. My first duty is to protect my family, my second is my neighbors, and my third is to hire an NRA-advocate lawyer to go up against these liberal hipocrates after I stop the intruder with JHPs.