Gun Gripes: The Caliber Debate (VIDEO)

What? They don’t even make Black Talons anymore. They might be talking about Winchester’s modern hollowpoints, which are derived from the Black Talon design, but perform much differently.

Anyway, the best study I’ve ever come across would be “An Alternate Look at Handgun Stopping Power” by Greg Ellifritz.

And it’s bottom line is a lot more murky, and shot placement notwithstanding, it seems to be two things: projectile energy and dumb freaking luck. If you gotta shoot someone, use a shotgun or a rifle. Also, there’s almost no difference between .38 and .380, can we stop fighting that fight now? Right, never.

Carry on.

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