armor-piercing bullet

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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The National Institute of Justice standard defines ballistic resistance of body armor, and a Level 4--the highest rating--indicates that the armor can withstand an armor-piercing bullet shot up to 2,880 feet per second.
The sponsor argued that "You don't have to use an armor-piercing bullet in a hunting rifle.
His ammunition will have a higher velocity and his standard round will be a match-grade, armor-piercing bullet.
62 mm armor-piercing bullet, that same armor cannot protect the soldier from a rocket propelled grenade, larger caliber munition or improvised explosive devices.
7 x 99 mm armor-piercing bullet and the elements necessary for their qualification.
Police also seized 1 metal ammunition cans filled with ammunition, 50 large-capacity magazines, armor-piercing bullets and an assortment of illegal knives.
Summary: Washington DC [United States] Feb 3 (ANI): An Arizona man, who sold ammunition to the gunman who carried out October's Las Vegas massacre, has been arrested on the charges of manufacturing armor-piercing bullets.
Without reviewing every sentence and paragraph, I offer the example in which he wrote about using armor-piercing bullets and a rifle to hunt water fowl.
The rockets were set at an elegant 45-degree angle, the mortars organized in four neat rows, the armor-piercing bullets arranged in gleaming mounds.
The plan includes requiring background checks for all gun sales; strengthening the background check system for gun sales; passing a stronger ban on assault weapons; limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds; getting armor-piercing bullets off the streets; giving law enforcement additional tools to prevent and prosecute gun crime; making schools safer with new resource officers and counselors, better emergency response plans, and more nurturing school climates; and ensuring quality coverage of mental health treatment particularly for young people ("Now is the Time," 2013).
Obama asked Congress to reinstate a ban on assault weapons, limit ammunition magazines to 10 rounds and ban the sale of armor-piercing bullets to civilians.

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