Originally posted by projectvxn
it matters not the size of the round but where you put it(giggity).
That's what she said! (damn I wish you were around to appreciate that!) lol
In all seriousness 3 things stop a fight.
#1 a CNS (Central Nervous System) shot.
This is either putting a round in the brainbox or rounds high torso severing the spinal column. It's an instant fight stopper , you get hit in the
brain housing group and it's lights out , you take 1 or two well placed rounds high torso to your spine and the signals can no longer go from your
brain to your body , you're still conscious but no longer a threat i.e. paralyzed. THIS IS THE ONLY INSTANT FIGHT STOPPER
#2 Loss of blood pressure (Bleeding Out)
If you're hit in the heart , a major artery or suffer multiple hits to major organs (Liver , Kidneys) you'll lose blood really quickly. How quickly
depends on where you're hit and your heart rate. Your average man's heart pumps about a gallon and a half of blood a minute at a resting heart rate ,
if you're running for your life or experiencing an adrenaline dump , your heart rate can double to almost 3 gallons a minute.
A loss of 20% of your blood volume results in unconsciousness in most cases.
Assuming your heart is pumping as fast as it can and you've experienced a catastrophic wound , in theory you can bleed out in about 5 seconds (Lose
20%) , add a few more seconds for your body to burn up the oxygen that is still stored in the blood and you can still be in the fight up to half a
minute , that is with the perfect shot under the perfect conditions.
Why is that a problem? Well if the badguy is still conscious (dead but doesn't know it yet) he can still shoot at you , therefore he can still
possibly kill you. You have to wait for his brain to stop receiving oxygen from his cardiovascular system , this can take time... time you don't have.
#3 is the "Psyche-out"
Upon being in involuntary possesion of a projectile (Being Shot) a person may think... I've been shot , that must mean I'm dead (or going to die) and
give up the will to fight. People watch movies and tv and see that when a person gets shot, they fall dead right there , so life imitates art. Also if
a person receives a wound that exceeds their threshold for pain they may "give it up" if you're lucky this might happen however it's not likely. The
will to live is strong in most and many times people are shot and initially may not even know they are hit , now add whatever chemichal cocktail the
person may be under the influence of or mental state and the chances of a person being shot and instantly stopping aggression are slim.
(Look Up the Peter Soulis incident) A man was shot 22 times with .40 cal JHP's including 17 CENTER MASS HIT's and still had the drive to fire at a
police officer and make 4 hits. The badguy died from his wounds Officer Soulis was saved by his vest.
Now why did I go through all of that in a "caliber debate" forum?
Here's the deal , everyone has their favorite caliber and with the current performance of 9mm +p JHP's and pistol capacities from 15 (Glock 19) to 20
(Sig 226) rounds. I wouldn't feel outgunned If I was carrying either of those pistols and I find the caliber debate a moot point. What is important is
SHOT PLACEMENT!!! "speed is fine but accuracy is final" and "You can't miss fast enough" are some of my favorite quotes.
I advise anyone to #1 enroll in a proffesionally taught tactical pistol course and #2 carry whatever service caliber pistol they can make fast
accurate consistant hits with and keep shooting until the threat is gone.
For inquiring minds , I carry a .45 and I run Speer Gold Dot 230gr JHP's.
edit on 7-1-2012 by EyesWideShut because: (no reason