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I live in L.A., and I like to ride my bike to work, which is only about three miles away.
Unfortunately, to do so I have to go through the "bad part" of town. Not only is it graffiti city, it's also mugger central.
For this reason, I always carry a concealed and licensed revolver. One day, a mugger charges out of an alley beside the street, which is empty except for me.
He is about 50 feet away and quickly closing...this guy could run!
He had a nasty looking club in his right hand.
My speed and his angle were such that I knew I couldn't outrun him. So I stopped the bike, rolled off the seat behind the bike and drew the revolver.
I always fill my revolver with soft lead points.
Fully jacketed rounds tend to penetrate very deep at incredible velocity, causing damage that is usually fatal.
Soft points penetrate only about an inch and expand, stopping quickly.
This causes incredible pain but is rarely fatal.
I saw a guy on here say that it is wise to kill an attacker if you must shoot him. That's not true at all.
Anyway, the guy keeps coming, as if he thinks he's bulletproof.
I fire a round into his stomach. He cries in pain but keeps coming, a little slower.
This guy's tough.
Two more rounds and he's on the ground, unconscious.
I called the police on my cellular immediately, also requesting paramedics.
I didn't want to hurt this guy in the first place; now I could at least get him to a hospital.
There happened to be a witness, a poor but honest teenager who I didn't see walking bye.
He saw the whole thing, and with his greatly appreciated help I got out of court with no legal trouble whatsoever.
The guy lived, is now in jail, and I suffered no emotional or legal troubles that would be experienced if I had killed him, using conventional fully-jacketed rounds.
What's the moral of the story?
If you want personal defense, carry a small revolver with soft-point rounds.
They have fantastic "stopping power" but will almost never kill a person.
Sometimes it is wise to load two chambers with fully-jacketed rounds so that you have extra power if necessary.
This is one of the advantages of revolvers: it is possible to strategically load the chambers with different types of rounds, then quickly select a type appropriate to the application.
I don't recommend carrying blanks, either.
They will fend off many criminals, but as in my case some seem to think they are invincible.
When they find out you have blanks, they will hasten the attack with even less fear and you will be helpless.
Carry soft-points and shoot them up in the air if you think only a scare will be necessary.
If this fails, it usually takes only 1 or 2 rounds to stop a criminal.
As we all know, the in a self defense situation, the goal is not to kill the attacker, but to do whatever it takes to stop the impending attack.
Many times, this results in the death of the attacker.
Full metal jacket rounds tend to over-penetrate while jacketed hollow points and (to a lesser degree) soft points tend to expand causing a larger wound cavity, greatly increasing the chance of stopping the attack and decreasing the possibility of over-penetration.