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A look at handgun stopping power

Via Joe, comes this interesting read that compiles data from different shootings. It lists shots on target, caliber, one shot stop numbers, and other info. It’s worth the read.

Obviously, the 9mm is the best because it was used to shoot the most people.

Trolling aside, just looking at the break down of rifle and shotgun numbers says a lot about handgun effectiveness.

6 Responses to “A look at handgun stopping power”

  1. Robert Says:

    I posted a link here to that same article last week. It was on a different webpage though.

  2. Publius Says:

    You forgot to say that you are using the wrong caliber, your gun sucks, and you are holding it wrong.

  3. John Says:

    I like spreadsheets:

  4. NotClauswitz Says:

    John, Thank-you for the spreadsheet!

  5. John Says:

    NotClauswitz, no problem. I wanted it for myself and figured sharing would be good.

  6. mikee Says:

    Publius, whatever happened to HK’s “You suck and they hate you?”