Shot Placement matters.....

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    Shot Placement matters.....

    I thought this was interesting, heard this in local gun shop....

    In Bridgeport, CT. the other day a barbershop was being robbed by a gunman demanding money from each of the customers. When the owner of store had the chance he took out his 45 and fire three shots into the robber's stomach area(gut). The robber fled the store and the cops later arrested him up at the local E.R. I'm not sure if he is still alive or not.

    Shot placement matters... even with a 45!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWFD View Post
    I thought this was interesting, heard this in local gun shop....

    In Bridgeport, CT. the other day a barbershop was being robbed by a gunman demanding money from each of the customers. When the owner of store had the chance he took out his 45 and fire three shots into the robber's stomach area(gut). The robber fled the store and the cops later arrested him up at the local E.R. I'm not sure if he is still alive or not.

    Shot placement matters... even with a 45!
    he's dead

    also it was a 7.5 inch barreled SA .45LC...

    so when ppl whine about how 9mm has no stopping power... I will probably just link them to that news article lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWFD View Post
    Shot placement matters... even with a 45!
    Thanks for saying that. I don't think it can be said enough.

    All the talk about bullet weight and this or that caliber is balony. It takes penetration and placement to be effective.
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    Great post. Too many people think of caliber to be the deciding factor in a defensive situation.

    I'm 100% confident in my ability with my bersa .380. I have much nicer - and larger caliber weapons with holsters even, but my bersa is far more comfortable to carry all the time. As such, I do most of my practicing with it and shoot just as good or better groups with it as some of my lesser used target pistols.
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    Agree with the OP. Shot placement with your weapon of choice is better than poor shots with a different caliber, I'd still suggest the largest caliber your comfortable with. If that's a .380, by all means carry a .380. Better armed than not.
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    It was a close shave. Nothing like getting clipped in a clip joint.

    With the fight back mindset, any gun will do. The 45 Colt has been putting BG's in their place for over 130 years now.
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    Although improperly placed, those 45 rounds seemed to have accomplished precisely what they intended. They stopped the threat! Good thing good guys weren't hurt. I am sure bad guy's day was ruined by law abiding barber.
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    dead offenders are better then repeat offenders, But I'll take threat stoped if I must.
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    Man was shot and killed with .22 cal handgun when he was breaking into another man's house. 1 shot to the head.

    It does matter.

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    Of course shot placement is critical. However, even though you can kill someone with a .22, if I'm in a life and death situation, I want the largest bullet that I can reasonably have, preferably with a hollow point or other expansion option. That's why that, even though I currently carry a Glock 26 in my right front pocket, I'm going to upgrade to a 45ACP Glock 30, as soon as I have the opportunity to do a little practice and then qualify with it. The 26 is a good gun, and I feel safe with it, but if I can use a 45 for the same purpose, that's what I want.

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    I'm afraid we will see more and more of these types of robberies as the economic picture becomes more bleak.
    I am looking at a PF-9 for my newest carry weapon.
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    Yup, placement is important. That's been my sig for months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taseal View Post
    he's dead

    also it was a 7.5 inch barreled SA .45LC...

    so when ppl whine about how 9mm has no stopping power... I will probably just link them to that news article lol
    It sounds like you are getting two defensive shooting incidents confused. Unless, and it's highly unlikely, there have been two incidents involving the use of a Colt type SA revolver, that incident happened in the Richmond Va area, at a convenience store. The robber that was shot had already shot the store owner and started to turn his gun on customers when a GG who was open carrying the SA revolver shot him one time, COM. See the current thread running in the open carry section of this board for "The rest of the story".

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    The guy that got shot in bridgeport isnt dead. critical but stable. Here's a link to the article More details emerge about salon shooting - The Connecticut Post Online

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