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A few months ago at OT I'd had a discussion with Skell about the infamours FBI shootout in Miami to which he was unfamilar with.
Below is a link I'd provided him in addition to two more i inadvertantly came across last night...

'Tactical Report'
http://www.firearmstactical.com/briefs7.htm

"An unvarnished and illustrated forensic examination of the FBI's devastating firefight in South Florida"
Section 1 - http://www.thegunzone.com/11april86.html
Section 2 - http://www.thegunzone.com/11april86b.html

"Miami, Florida, 4/11/86 Shooting Incident"
http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/shooting.htm

For those of you who are history buffs this event is what directly lead to the development and adoption by the FBI of the 10mm to which then S&W came along and developed the '.40 S&W' as a softer shooting/less harsh variant of it.

- Janq
 

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what i find funny is that the overall shift was 9mm luger to .40 S&W which, in most peoples eyes, aren't terribly different.

for the ironic history buffs, the FBI wanted something that outclassed the 9mm. they got it in the 10mm and complained it was too powerful.


....i tells ya...
 

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I will say that the newer generation of jhp 9mm is much better than the shit the FBI had back then.

The 40 S&W will always be to me nothing more than a brain damaged 10mm
 

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Janq said:
Agreed, it's pretty stupid/funny.

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sorta how the midrange calibers from the 50s that got pushed to the side by 7.62 nato are what people are currently begging for as a replacement for the 5.56


i suppose every industry has its oxymoron stories.
 
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