armor-piercing bullet


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armor-piercing bullet

[′är·mər ¦pirs·iŋ ′bu̇l·ət]
(ordnance)
A bullet having a hard metal core, a soft metal envelope, and a jacket; when the bullet strikes armor, the envelope and jacket are stopped, but the armor-piercing core continues forward and penetrates the armor.
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In the ATF's words, since passage of the nation's current laws covering armor-piercing bullets, ".

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