You know what I seem to have meant...
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Where is the range report on that piece anyway, Jason?
just wait a few miniutes and the fried chicken will kill him first
Does this mean that losing weight can be bad for your health?
Somewhat related to this whole penetration debate is a case I had a while back where a .40s&w round entered a persons neck on the left side and never exited. Lodged an inch short of exiting the right side. Measure the width of your own neck and you get the idea.
I've also seen a 44 mag round at less than 3 feet enter dead center sternum and not exit the torso. Lodged in rib cage behind left lung.
Real life ballistics. No guarantees. Heavy and fast. I want the odds in my favor.
There's nothing like a funeral to make you feel alive
He's kidding. I mean, he's kidding, right?
I carry a 380 because it's my gun and my neck. Now, it may not be the ONLY thing I carry.....
Judging by the picture. If he pulls a knife its probably just to cut a piece of his chicken.
Great thread. I'm excited to be here.
Giving the OP benefit of the doubt, there's not much fat in front of the sternum, knees, center of face.
Hey, now... That chicken is Hot... AND TASTY... What more could a fat guy on a bench want? The best course of action here is not to carry a BUG to your .380, but an extra bucket of Hot and Tasty Chicken. If you really want to be tactically sound, get a sharpie and write "& Crispy" on the box.
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined." -Obligatory Founding Father Quote
I detected a bit of Fat bashing in the OP.
I carry flat-nosed fmj in my 380. Under-penetration isn't an issue even with your standard practice ammo which will pass clean through a 20" block of ballistic gel and keep going. Buffalo Bore 100gr hardcast fmj will pass through 30"+. So as long as I do my part(proper shot placement), 380 WILL protect me.
.380 Full Metal Jacket in Ballistic Gel - YouTube
BuffaloBore 380 ACP +P 100 grain Hardcast in Gelatin - YouTube
Last edited by asin9ne; April 30th, 2012 at 05:05 PM.
It's not a problem til they make it one!