She wasn't particularly well-trained with that gun. It was her husband's gun, and I doubt that she'd ever even picked it up before.Quote:
I would have drilled him the second he crossed the threshold.Y
You don't know that one shot would have permanently demotivated him, and you'd be stupid to put the lives of your family at risk, hoping for a change of heart from some creep that broke into your house. There have been reported cases where guys have been riddled with 9mm rounds, and kept fighting. If I'm going to go to the trouble and expense of purchasing an expensive weapon, and training to use it, and cleaning it, and making sure it's 100% functional at all times, I want it to be packed with all the bullets it can hold. I don't want to fail to stop an intruder because I didn't have enough rounds.
Gun-nut porn. What, you couldn't find a way to include muzzle velocity?Quote:
Especially if it's a smaller caliber like 9mm. I'm not knocking 9mm. It's the most popular pistol cartridge in the world, because it's relatively cheaper. Large enough to be effective, but small enough to pack a lot of rounds into a magazine without making the grip of the pistol too large for small and medium hands to grasp. It recoils softer than larger calibers like the .40 S&W, .45 ACP, and 10mm, which makes it easier to place follow up shots accurately and quickly. But, it's been found to sometimes fail to penetrate deeply enough when using hollow points (according to FBI research on ballistic gelatin), because they expand too quickly, and the lower mass of the bullet doesn't have enough intertia to get in deep enough to drill through vital organs and major blood vessels.
Truly spoken like someone who's never been shot. Five shots was sufficient force to stop the attack and protect her family. Since the invader doesn't seem to have been either a dusthead or a psychotic, one shot would have taken the fight out of him.Quote:
The only way to instantly incapacitate an attacker with a handgun, is to hit the central nervous system. A head shot is a much smaller target than the torso, and the spinal cord is about the width of a pencil. These are challenging targets at 10 feet or farther, even when you're shooting at paper or steel targets that don't move or shoot back. Which is why most shooters train to aim for center mass. The most reliable mechanism by which a handgun bullet incapacitates an assailant shot in the torso (or extremeties), is rapid blood loss. The loss of roughly 20% of a person's total blood volume causes loss of consciousness. There are other effects that are somewhat controversial, like hydrostatic shock, and the psychological power of being shot, etc. But, if you drill enough holes in an attacker, you can rely on him bleeding out rapidly, even if you don't hit his heart or a lung and take the wind out of him.
GNTLGNT might know this better than me, but do they even sell many single action revolvers any more (where you have to cock the hammer in order for it to shoot)? Just about every revolver I see sold is a double action revolver… where you just pull the trigger and it goes bang, shot after shot, until the bullets are all gone. Therefore the idea of restricting or banning “semi-auto handguns” makes no sense, other than for some feel-good sense of accomplishment by the anti-gun crowd.
The 10mm cartridge was developed for the FBI, because of an infamous shooting that took the lives of two FBI agents. They were armed with 9mm handguns, and placed their shots accurately into the center mass of a criminal, but they didn't penetrate enough to fatally wound him. He was able to continue shooting back, and killed the two FBI agents. This prompted the FBI to develop a more powerful handgun round, which the 10mm certainly is. But, it recoils even worse than the .45 ACP, and the longer cartridge requires a larger grip. The FBI wanted to issue the same gun to both it's male and female agents, so they developed the .40 S&W, which is the same caliber as the 10mm, but has a shorter casing with a lighter charge, and doesn't require a larger frame or grip to accomodate it. The recoil is more manageable.
Because after all, your opinion that you like guns is much more important than someone's who doesn't. After all they are so silly, aren't they? It's obviated by having an opinion contrary to yours, isn't it? Like a bunch of schoolgirls jumping up and down shouting "squeeeeeeee".
Yeah, they did put him down. He begged her to stop shooting, and she ordered him to lie on the floor. He obeyed until the woman and her kids were gone.Quote:
Five .38 caliber rounds to the neck and face did not put the intruder down.
No, he couldn't have. He wanted to escape, not fight.Quote:
He was able to flee the home and drive off! He could have retaliated in a fit of rage and beat her to death with the crowbar instead.
...not as many since "the West was won":)...but single actions are stil popular with collectors and shooters, athough a niche market...and one sport in particular I can think of...that being Cowboy Action Shooting...Quote:
but do they even sell many single action revolvers any more