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    Default Stopping power--a new look at an age old debate

    An Alternate Look at Handgun Stopping Power | Active Response Training

    Over a 10-year period, I kept track of stopping power results from every shooting I could find. I talked to the participants of gunfights, read police reports, attended autopsies, and scoured the newspapers, magazines, and Internet for any reliable accounts of what happened to the human body when it was shot.
    I documented all of the data I could; tracking caliber, type of bullet (if known), where the bullet hit and whether or not the person was incapacitated. I also tracked fatalities, noting which bullets were more likely to kill and which were not. It was an exhaustive project, but I’m glad I did it and I’m happy to report the results of my study here.
    please read to the end, the author make distinctions and abnormalities in his own findings.

    I found this to be pretty interesting
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    I like reading that stuff. In the end though it all seems to come down to the same things: carry a gun in one of the better known defensive calibers, be able to shoot that gun well and handguns are poor man stoppers when compared to long guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99cummins View Post
    I like reading that stuff. In the end though it all seems to come down to the same things: carry a gun in one of the better known defensive calibers, be able to shoot that gun well and handguns are poor man stoppers when compared to long guns.
    ya, it comes down to: shoot the BG at least twice...even with magnum loads
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    Summary:

    9mm kills your body.

    45 kills your soul.

    10mm kills yoir grandchildren's soul.
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    Practice and more practice.

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    when I was looking at a cc gun I did a ton of research and had found this before I bought one and this is what helped me decide on a 38..

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