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Originally posted by EyesWideShut
By the Numbers
Speer Gold Dot 124gr 9mm +p
1220 FPS @ The Muzzle
410 Ft-Lbs Energy@ The Muzzle
Speer Gold Dot 230gr .45 ACP
890 FPS@ The Muzzle
404 Ft-Lbs Energy@ The Muzzle
At the end of the day there are only two ways to stop someone, either put a lot of holes in them and wait for their heart to lose enough blood pressure that it can no longer send oxygenated blood to the brain and they lose consciousness. That takes time and the person can still shoot you from the time they get hit to the time they bleed out.
Or a CNS Shot, A Round to the Brain Box which is lights out, or sending rounds through the upper chest and severing the spinal cord, they'll be conscious, but no longer a threat due to paralysis.
SHOT PLACEMENT is what will see you through.
With modern JHP's being fairly equal across service pistol grade calibers, I'd go with what I can shoot the fastest with the most accuracy & what gives me the most firepower (Rd count)
My 1911 is 8+1
My Sig Sp2022 & G19 are 15+1
edit on 27-7-2012 by EyesWideShut because: (no reason given)
Remarkably, Palmer had taken 22 hits from Soulis' .40-caliber Glock, 17 of which had hit center mass. Despite the fact that the weapon had been loaded with Ranger SXTs considered by many to be one of the best man-stoppers available Palmer lived for more than four minutes after the last shot was fired. His autopsy revealed nothing more than a small amount of alcohol in his bloodstream. Although Soulis could not have known it, Palmer was wanted for murder in a neighboring state.
Originally posted by article
reply to post by EyesWideShut
Btw.. Thanks for the civil responce. I expected as much comming from a marine.. Even though you guys can be a pervervbial pain in the know it all ass... I deal with the likes of youz daily. 1 Army guy in a room of X marines can be fun. It's more fun when you're much older than them and you can show your ass now and then. Of course, you devil dogs pick on us army more than it's ever warranted, but we certainly return the favor in kind.
Originally posted by IkNOwSTuff
My opinion on your next handgun....
Dont buy one, simple
Originally posted by scorpiosin
reply to post by paratus
That stainless pistol is very nice. I'm attracted to shiny things Those Judge and Public Defenses look like they would be a lot of fun to take to the range. Is the XD Sub still accurate with the 3" barrel?
Those Heizers look cool I've never seen those. I was wanting a little more capacity though.
I usually carry IWB.
Since you mentioned night sights, I just wanted to share that I've used that phosphorescent paint made for doing gun sights to make ghetto night sights on my cheaper pistol and they actually turned out really well. For the cost and time it took I'd recommend it to anyone that has a gun they don't want to justify spending the money for real night sights on.edit on 26-7-2012 by scorpiosin because: (no reason given)