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Handgun Ammunition Stopping Power
Hendon Publishing ^ | January 2014 | Evan Marshall

Posted on 11/27/2015 10:47:16 AM PST by NRx

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1 posted on 11/27/2015 10:47:16 AM PST by NRx
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To: NRx

ERROR: I misread the publication date. It is 2004 not 2014. This is a bit dated.


2 posted on 11/27/2015 10:51:20 AM PST by NRx (Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: NRx

The only caliber I have absolute confidence in is the .45 ACP. Everything else is second best.

L


3 posted on 11/27/2015 10:52:24 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: NRx

Yet another study in which the 10mm doesn’t seem to exist.


4 posted on 11/27/2015 10:52:33 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: NRx

bump to keep ...


5 posted on 11/27/2015 10:54:20 AM PST by BlueLancer (Once is happenstance. Twice is circumstance. Three times is enemy action.)
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To: NRx

Liberty Ammo is, IMO, better than any of the tested ammo on those charts. Low-grain loads, far less recoil, much faster fps, massive cavity damage, very easy to double-tap...

http://libertyammunition.com

Watch the gel tests; plenty available on YT.


6 posted on 11/27/2015 10:58:03 AM PST by carriage_hill ( The cheddar cheese slid off my cracker on 11/6/12.)
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To: NRx
It's just hard to beat a .45 !
7 posted on 11/27/2015 11:01:02 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's SIMPLE ! ... Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: NRx

When it comes to handguns, in the end it is all about placement - Practice, Practice, Practice!


8 posted on 11/27/2015 11:01:51 AM PST by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Lurker

My 44 Mag does a pretty good job.


9 posted on 11/27/2015 11:04:20 AM PST by Beagle8U (jeb! continues to not only step in it, but lie down and roll in it! - freedumb2003)
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To: Lurker; Joe 6-pack

the 10mm automatic on my hip right now LOLs at the 9mm versus .45 acp debate.


10 posted on 11/27/2015 11:04:42 AM PST by RC one (....and subject to the jurisdiction thereof)
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To: Little Ray

I sure wish that the ccw classes covered....penetration stats better....I think travel capacities for the various rounds should be a major portion of the classes....

most of the ball ammo will travel through the walls...and into other houses......at least hollow point should be loaded for in house defense....imo


11 posted on 11/27/2015 11:06:51 AM PST by Therapsid ( would rather have HER beside mw)
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To: Beagle8U

Yes it does and I own one. But even if I could conceal a 4 inch Model 429 it would not be anything close to comfortable.

L


12 posted on 11/27/2015 11:10:11 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I could never understand why it isn’t more popular. Dad has a Wilson Hunter in 10mm with the double compensator that I consider the most impressive handgun I’ve ever fired. One day I’ll hit the lottery and be able to afford stuff like that myself. I have a Dan Wesson RZ-10 in 10mm and like it an awful lot too... I’m just not willing to leave it rolling around in the glove box of my car. It sits on my nightstand and never goes any further.


13 posted on 11/27/2015 11:11:37 AM PST by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: Little Ray

I think it can be argued that there’s ultimately more to it than shot placement though good shot placement is the key factor in dropping the bad guy. Sometimes you need to be able to shoot through walls or other barriers or even the full length of a beefy outstretched arm for example. Penetration, therefore, is a very important factor in assessing handgun “stopping power”. Indeed, penetration is the primary manner in which a handgun bullet destroys tissues. my $.02.


14 posted on 11/27/2015 11:13:02 AM PST by RC one (....and subject to the jurisdiction thereof)
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To: NRx

Bttt.

5.56mm


15 posted on 11/27/2015 11:13:58 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Yosemitest

I prefer the XDS.

The sights don’t suck like Glock sights do.

The trigger doesn’t suck like Glock triggers do.

It costs less than this Glock.

You get more, spare mags, loading tool, and a Kydex holster.

Just my two cents.

L


16 posted on 11/27/2015 11:17:06 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Therapsid

I was thinking JHPs, myself. But they might not feed well in automatics.


17 posted on 11/27/2015 11:24:24 AM PST by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Lurker
To me, it's all about how it fits my hand, and if it isn't a good fit, it isn't worth my money or time.
18 posted on 11/27/2015 11:24:40 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's SIMPLE ! ... Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: RC one

Yes. And there is always wound channel size. You get a bigger channel with a .45 JHP than with with 9mm ball.
But still, a small hole in the center of the chest (or head) is probably better than a bigger hole in the calf or arm.


19 posted on 11/27/2015 11:27:24 AM PST by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Yosemitest

I agree. It’s why I don’t care for Glocks. I grew up on 1911s and could never get used to the grip angle on Glocks. The XD line is much closer to the angle of a 1911 so I don’t have to relearn all that muscle memory.

L


20 posted on 11/27/2015 11:27:46 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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