Govt. Banned M855 Because Cops Have Ceramic Body Armor

  • Here is the latest on the 5.56mm/M855 bullet ban

    Mar 10, 2015· Here is the latest on the 5.56mm/M855 bullet ban. March 10, ... can more easily pierce body armor used by police officers, but for some reason those rounds are not being targeted by ATF. For its part, the agency says that a ban is now necessary because the 5.56mm/ M855/SS109 round can now be fired from AR-model pistols, ...

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  • More on M855 Ban: Going Green to Get Rid of AP ...

    Feb 15, 2015· Also, as Bob Owens points out, the 55-grain round that the market is likely to fall back on is even more deadly than the M855 round, and will also easily penetrate the type of soft armor worn by police. M855 was mostly sought after by shooters as an inexpensive target round, and that is precisely why, in my opinion, it was targeted.

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  • Ban on armor-penetrable AR-15 ammo pushed to House — RT ...

    Mar 13, 2015· Ban on armor-penetrable AR-15 ammo pushed to House. Billed as an effort to protect law enforcement, new legislation in the US House would bar the sale of a certain kind of ammunition that can pierce body armor. The measure comes after a federal agency’s attempt at a similar ban was withdrawn this week.

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  • Why Green Tip M855 Ammo is Not Armor Piercing | ITS Tactical

    Jun 06, 2011· So, yes, M855 is armor piercing, but not in the sense that the ammo targeted by the regulators is armor piercing. The reason all of this came up was because the Obama administration sought to reclassify M855 so that it couldn't be sold to civilians. This move was defeated, but we came pretty close to losing M855.

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  • The ATF Has No Constitutional Authority to Ban Any ...

    Mar 03, 2015· “The Act was conceived to protect police officers from the hazards presented by so-called “armor piercing” projectiles–originally designed for law enforcement and military use—that can be fired from handguns and penetrate the sort of soft body armor typically worn by police officers.” Well, now, there is a problem.

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  • House Judiciary Chairman: ATF Attempt to Ban AR-15 Ammo …

    Mar 03, 2015· Millions upon millions of M855 rounds have been sold and used in the U.S., yet ATF has not even alleged – much less offered evidence – that even one such round has ever been fired from a ...

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  • Gun Lobby Crushes Limits on Armor-Piercing Ammo That It ...

    Mar 10, 2015· Even among opponents of the ban, there is no question that the M855 and SS109 steel-core rounds are capable of piercing body armor used by police officers; many high-powered rifle rounds can do that.

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  • The Truth About M855 5.56 NATO Ammunition - The Truth ...

    Mar 03, 2015· The [Obama] White House has said that banning “armor piercing” ammunition like the wildly popular M855 round is “common sense” and would make our police officers safer, which is a bold claim.

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  • Body Armor question - AR15.COM

    Jan 13, 2020· Not all plates that stop 7.62 will stop 5.56 (steel plates have trouble with M193, PE plates have trouble with M855, the former is because very high velocity rounds [almost] regardless of construction will knock a hole in steel and the latter is because the steel insert cuts through the "plastic" that PE plates are made of) so be careful when ...

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  • ATF proposes to reclassify M855/SS109 green tip as armor ...

    Feb 14, 2015· To ensure consistency, upon final implementation of the sporting purpose framework outlined above, ATF must withdraw the exemptions for 5.56 mm “green tip” ammunition, including both the SS109 and M855 cartridges. ATF recognizes that this ammunition is widely available to the public. Because it is legally permissible to possess armor ...

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  • Why do we still Have/Use M855 - AR15.COM

    Oct 07, 2011· Firearm Discussion and Resources from AR-15, AK-47, Handguns and more! Buy, Sell, and Trade your Firearms and Gear.

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  • Below The Radar: Responsible Body Armor Possession Act

    May 29, 2020· Now, this ban isn’t a full ban in the way that Beto O’Rourke and Eric Swalwell want to ban the AR-15. Those who bought Level III armor before the bill becomes law will be allowed to keep it.

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  • What's Going on with M855, Why It Matters, and What You ...

    Feb 16, 2015· What the ATF is essentially saying is that because M855 can be fired from an AR pistol, and it will defeat the body armor most commonly worn by law enforcement (level 2A), the ammunition should be reclassified as “armor piercing” handgun ammunition. federal law imposed in 1986 prohibits the manufacture, importation, and sale by licensed ...

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  • Who has bought body armor? | Ruger Forum

    Jan 13, 2013· I do have body armor just because it is issued to me. No I don't have it on hand at all times. Maybe I'm pollyanna however if I think I need a body armor, a BUG, 2 knives, tourniquet, mace, flashlight, spare this that or the other thing....I AINT GOING. On the other hand whatever trips your trigger is just fine by me.

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  • ATF Moves to Ban M855 And SS109 5.56 Ammunition

    Feb 14, 2015· ATF Moves to Ban M855 And SS109 5.56 Ammunition ... including body armor commonly worn by police officers. Under federal law, armor-piercing ammunition is defined as any projectile or projectile core that may be used in a handgun and that is constructed entirely from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass, bronze, beryllium ...

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  • BATF M855 ammo ban?? | The Firearms Forum

    Mar 02, 2015· Since the proliferation of AR15 pistols that can shoot 5.62/223, the possibility of a bad guy shooting at a cop with the armor piercing M855 ammo that can penetrate protective vests, the BATF wants to ban it to the general public. Argument Against M855 Ban:

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  • Why Green Tip M855 Ammo is Not Armor Piercing | ITS Tactical

    Jun 06, 2011· The Obama administration got the bright idea that M855 plus AR pistols amounted to armor piercing bullets in a handgun, so they could therefore be banned. But for all the reasons highlighted by the author of this post, that was a mistaken approach.

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  • Here is the latest on the 5.56mm/M855 bullet ban

    Mar 10, 2015· For its part, the agency says that a ban is now necessary because the 5.56mm/ M855/SS109 round can now be fired from AR-model pistols, like the Radical Firearms 7.5″ 1:9 Quad Rail M4 AR Pistol with Sig Brace 5.56 and the Extar EXP 5.56, or with conversion gear like the SigTac PSB-AR-BLK SB15 Pistol Stabilizing Brace.

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  • ATF Wants to Restrict Sale of M855 Ammo to Civilians ...

    Feb 16, 2015· The stated reason for this ban is that you feel that the ammunition would be able to defeat police body armor when fired from an AR-15 type “pistol.” As many of us know, M855 ammunition has been available on the open market for many decades and has caused no significant effect on the safety of police officers during this long period.

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  • Is the 5.56 M855A1 bullet considered () or armor ...

    No. It is not a capped projectile. Instead, it uses a copper slug in place of the lead core and a steel penetrator. It is in some ways more closely related to APCR or armour piercing composite rigid. It is officially and Enhanced Performance Round...

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  • Body Armor... Steel vs ceramic plates? - Page 1 - AR15.COM

    Dec 30, 2020· I don't know jack about Ceramic Plates, since I used them in Iraq - but these (the only steel I'd use) are $184. Level III+ Lightweight ALSC Body Armor. Armor. 1 x Level III+ Lightweight 10" x 12" ALSC Multi-Curve, Build Up Coat $74.00. $184.00.

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  • Govt. banned M855 because cops have ceramic body armor ...

    Feb 16, 2015· Cops have ceramic body armor NOT plate armor. M855 penetrates ceramic body armor. M855 will soon be banned. M855 does not penetrate plate body armor. M193 penetrates plate body armor NOT ceramic body armor. Since the government can ban whatever ammo he wants, does it not realize that that M193 is more deadly against plate armor.

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  • Advances in police body armor technology at SHOT Show

    Feb 14, 2019· The new Truth 855 ceramic strike plate ups the ante to protect the wearer from M855 “green tip” ammo when worn with the 308C on top of their Level IIIa armor. Unlike other ballistic materials, ceramic is subject to chipping and can shatter if it is dropped.

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  • Does Your Body Armor Have Enough Stopping Power ...

    May 23, 2018· Back-face deformation can be explained like this: the projectile impacts the front of the body armor. As the armor stops the projectile, which takes time and distance, the backside of the body armor is deformed toward the body. How much it is deformed depends on the protective level of the armor and the speed/weight/energy of the projectile.

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  • LA Police Gear Level IV Body Armor back in stock ...

    Mar 15, 2021· also steel not coated fragment so if you buyar500 spall protected coated plates u will spend more than what these cost. the listed plates are ceramic. there is a bit of a misunderstanding of what ceramic is. they are not one monolithic tile like a floor tile these newer plates have a polyethelene or composite base with ceramic aluminum oxide or ...

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  • A discussion of rifle ammunition bans and .223/M855 ...

    Feb 19, 2015· Again, M855 doesn't penetrate body armor any more than other small- and intermediate-caliber rifle ammunition does, AFAIK it's never been used to murder a police officer through the vest and is no more likely to be than any other small rifle round, and it is stopped by even the lowest level of rifle-resistant armor out there.

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  • Banning ammo that can defeat body armor...? | US Message ...

    Mar 04, 2015· Much has been made of the BATFE decision to ban 5.56mm SS109 “green tip” ammunition, as it is “armor piercing” and able to defeat the typical soft armor vests worn by police.

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  • Body armor recommendations... | Page 2 | Sniper's Hide Forum

    Jan 10, 2021· If you need the armor, it’s because either something went really wrong or you fucked up. 4: don’t go overboard so much that it’s impractical. You can’t cover up all of your body. You’re going to have some exposed areas and if you happen to catch a round in that area, that’s the chance you take for mobility and practicality

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  • Does green tip (ss109 or M855) penetrate body armor out of ...

    Mar 14, 2015· Truth told, a ban on M855 wouldn't save the life of a single Police Officer, if anything, it'll have a negative effect on officer and victim survivability, just like the stupid ban on mild steel core 7.62x39 "armor piercing" (NOT!) ammo did.

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  • What are the dangers of the police using armor piercing ...

    As the previous poster stated, the biggest danger would be overpenetration. One of the cardinal rules of gun safety is to know your target and what lies behind it. If there is a civilian behind a criminal an LEO happens to be shooting at, “armor p...

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  • ATF Failing to Follow Their Own Standard on M855 Ban ...

    Feb 27, 2015· Make no mistake, the “sportability” of the cartridge is not the real issue. We at IFSA agree that M855 ammunition should NOT be banned. However we would like to offer some explanation as to the methodology being used by the Government in this situation. The definition of Armor Piercing (AP) Ammunition is . . .

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  • Ammo Ban? How We Get Facts Wrong on M855 - GunsAmerica Digest

    Mar 04, 2015· In regards to the M855 ban proposition to help protect Police Officers it helps to have the facts. These numbers are Straight from the FBI database for 2013 (links beow) (Officers killed) 1 Officer killed by a 5.56 (M855 is 5.56) 20 Officers killed by a .223 (M855 is not .223) 32 Officers killed with a 7.62×39 35 Officers killed with a 12ga ...

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  • Is 5.56x45mm military "Penetrator" ammo good?

    Oct 18, 2011· M855 is the current stuff that has a steel sliver in it for enhanced penetration at longer ranges. If your deer or pig wear body armor, it's a good round. If not, it's likely to go right on through. You can get some education here, so you're less likely to get fleeced: 5.56x45mm NATO - Wikipedia

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  • BATFE Retracts M855 Regulation Ban, Calls It a 'Publishing ...

    Mar 10, 2015· The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms has retracted a published ban on M855 5.56 NATO and other ammunition that had appeared in electronic versions of the agency’s 2014 ATF Regulation Guide earlier this year.. According to reporting by Katie Pavlich, news editor at Townhall.com, BATFE’s recent proposal to ban commonly used M855 “green tip” AR-15 …

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  • Level III vs Level IV Body Armor | Ultimate guide To ...

    May 21, 2020· Level/Type IV Body Armor. Level IV hard armor or plate inserts tested ICW Level IV flexible armor after they’re conditioned in accordance with the NIJ regulations (read our Level III vs. Level IIIA blog to learn about conditioning). Level IV body armor is specifically designed to defeat armor-piercing bullets in a military combat environment.

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  • Government backs off from banning assault rifle bullet

    Mar 10, 2015· Amid a massive outcry from gun enthusiasts, the government has backed away from a proposed ban on a specific bullet used in assault rifles that can pierce vests and body armor worn by police officers.

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  • H.R. 4568 – A Proposed Federal Ban On All Body Armor ...

    Jun 03, 2020· The Responsible Body Armor Possession Act, aka H.R. 4568, is sponsored by one Grace Meng, who is the Representative for New York’s 6th Congressional District. The overview of the bill reads as such “To prohibit the purchase, ownership, or possession of enhanced body armor by civilians, with exceptions.”. More can be found out about Grace ...

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