armor-piercing


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armor-piercing

[′är·mər ‚pirs·iŋ]
(ordnance)
Of ammunition, bombs, bullets, and projectiles, designed to penetrate armor and other resistant targets.
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The ATF study concluded, "Combined with the availability of sensitive defensive strategies, the existence of laws restricting the common availability of armor-piercing ammunition is clearly working to protect law enforcement officers and no attempt to discard the existing laws should be undertaken.
If it is conceivable that a passenger in the car may face kidnapping or assassination attempts from professional - sometimes state-sponsored - terrorists, then armoring to defeat armor-piercing or large-caliber ammunition, larger blasts, or chemical attacks may be required.
A police marksman's bullet had scarcely put an end to the horrible events at the McDonald's restaurant when HCI deluged the media with calls for bans on "machine guns and armor-piercing ammunition," and waiting periods on handguns.
military abroad due to its protection from armor-piercing projectiles and land mines.
Germany's Defense Ministry says it is increasing arms supplies -- including armor-piercing missiles -- to Kurdish Peshmerga fighters battling Islamic State militants in Iraq.
On Monday, Israel's Debkafile website reported that two Syrian rebel militias aACAo the Free Syrian Army and the Syrian Revolutionary Front aACAo have been supplied with advanced US weapons, including armor-piercing, optically-guided BGM-71 TOW missiles, thanks to the Pentagon.
troops were killed when an apparent armor-piercing grenade was lobbed at their vehicle, the report said.
The Defenshield product line offers the highest level of security, defeating armor-piercing weaponry, assault and sniper rifles, as well as handgun and shotgun rounds.
The search team found several weapons, to include a shotgun, an automatic rifle, a grenade, armor-piercing rounds, time fuses, blasting caps and a small amount of dynamite.
Multi-layered glass to protect against armor-piercing incendiary ammunition and high-energy fragments.
A silencer and thousands of rounds of ammunition, including tracer rounds and armor-piercing rounds, also were confiscated, as well as four assault rifles.
Marines working with Iraqi forces in the area reported finding armor-piercing rounds, aiming sights for rockets, and rifles hidden in bags of rice, grain and tea.

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