Yes sir I agree the ballistics are close and shot placement is the determining factor But handgun ammunition only has acceptable stopping power if the bullet hits a vital structure that would "stop" the target from continuing the fight. Same with the military. Everyone wants to make their point about stopping power vs. Its not really a matter of velocity, mass, or ubertanium metals.
FBI Decides On 9mm As Their #1 Choice And Have Tons Of Science Behind Their Decision
A 45 isn't ever going to shrink! Working in trauma, I see similar findings as Dr. IMHO, neither the 9 nor the 40 really produce that much recoil. Thereby allowing a person to function even when mortally wounded. So continuing on, there is no magic caliber, but certainly a round which efficiently transfers this energy is better than one which penetrates and carries a portion of the energy potential outside the body. He hit the ground and responded to seeing a VC at 50 yards with his 45 ACP and hit him in the elbow, which spun the guy around 3 times and knocked him to the ground.
Any discussion of stopping armed adversaries with a handgun has to include the psychological state of the adversary. Manufactures can make thinner stryker -fired pistols in 10mm, if they wanted to, even accomodating rds.. This type of gelatin accurately simulates human body tissue in terms of bullet penetration. Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. I saw the sarcasm, but did not see it as funny. In addition, rifles were authorized for OHP and other state agencies to supplement sidearms. The article focuses too much on the terminal end and not enough on the shooter end.
Stress was discussed as a huge obstacle and I agree. And the dick comparison continues! Find all posts by ElectroMotive. There are so many variables to bullet effectiveness it is easy to get caught up in anecdotes. Neither can be used effectually by incompetent operators and there are times when each may need to use the other piece of equipment. It is a factor in the FBI's return to 9mm. Visit StatesRightist photo album.