When it comes to conceal and carry ammunition, some people think that FMJ is “good enough” or “just as good as hollow points,” but let this picture be a stark reminder that FMJ rounds do very little outside of penciling through whatever they hit. This picture was acquired from my personal outdoor gun range.
My parents used to burn a lot of firewood in the chilly winters of MN to heat their home so it was routine to cut 8 – 10 cords of wood every winter for them. Well, one of the oak trees we happened to chop up was down range of our small shooting alley on our property. It turns out that one of our .45 ACP FMJ rounds found its final resting place inside of this oak. We accidentally cut through the middle of it which makes for a phenomenal photo, but a dull chainsaw chain. It left a neat little vapor trail of sorts in the wood with no expansion or deformation whatsoever.