I have a cousin who had been shot 5 times in the body with a 9mm, all at once, upon being ambushed on the streets by rivals. Even all shot up he was able to run away on foot and get himself to safety _and dial 911 before passing out.fatcat said:Basicly it says use a .45 you fire one round, use a 9mm fire many rounds....
This is very true and it is the one caveat that I would mention- in hte last 4-5 years, JHP technology has come a long long way. I'd like to see an updated report that reflects the modern 9mm loading.Adler said:That FBI analysis was done in the 80's when JHP ammo was unreliable at best and did not expand well.
He was shot with all FMJ but one round.Adler said:Janq
Was he shot with JHP ammo. I notice alot of "gangsters" whos cars I worked on lways had FMJ ammo in their guns mainly cause they tend to be idiots.
I have seen some wound ballistics with the newer Generation of 9mm JHP ammo and it realy has boosted the lethality of 9mm.
That FBI analysis was done in the 80's when JHP ammo was unreliable at best and did not expand well.
I've always heard that same statement about .45 and the '20's but struggle to believe it as autosheet metal back then was thin as hell and they had little in the way of internal structure if any beyond plate glass windows (pre-safety glass).Adler said:That and 9mm is a better penetrator than 45acp. 45acp from a Tommy Gun wouldnt always make it through a car door in the 1920's shootouts. Thats why the smart ones used BARs.
I am a fan of the new Speer JHP 9mm ammo. They even have an expanding FMj round now. How cool is that???