What are we stopping?
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Here we go
Which has more power
I have a few pocket carry arms .
442 and LC9 which has more stopping power ?
I think anyone who tries to definitively answer this question has outed themselves as pretty far from being a "pro."
A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.
Handgun cartridges are not really known for stopping power. I would take the one I can shoot most accurately both from a stance and one handed on the move point shooting....... because with handgun cartridges shot placement and getting as many rounds on target as possible to throw the attacker oout of his/her ooda loop is the most important factor when it comes to winning a gun fight
It's obvious which one.
The one you shoot the best with.
My answer: Yes.
Or is it: Pie.
There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.--RAH
...man fights with his mind; the weapons are incidental.--Jeff Cooper
There is a reason they try and make small bullets act like big bullets--Glockmann10mm
The only thing I would entertain as far as the "stopping power" is concerned in this topic would be choice of ammunition. A 158gr +P LSWC may fair better than a 115gr 9mm FMJ etc. but assuming that they are using premium "defensive" ammunition....it's about a horse a piece.
from Double Tap Ammo.....come to your own conclusions.
.38 Special +P 125gr. Bonded Defense JHP
Velocity: 1175fps / 4" Ruger GP-100
1.875" bbl S&W - 1100fps
Bullet: Bonded Defense JHP
Muzzle Energy: 383 ft. lbs. 4"
336 ft. lbs. 1.875"
9mm+P 147gr JHP
Caliber : 9mm+P
Bullet :147gr Winchester® JHP
Ballistics : 147gr @ 1125fps / 410ft. lbs. from a G17.
Glock 19 velocity - 1080fps.
Glock 27 velocity - 1025fps.
Give to them according to their deeds and according to the wickedness of their endeavors; give to them according to the work of their hands; render to them their deserts. Psalm 28:4
The one that hits the shut-off switch.
Retired USAF E-8. Curmudgeon at large.
Lighten up and enjoy life because:
Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
They both have the power to stop when you cease pulling on the trigger.
The number of people killed because they didn't have "enough gun" is dwarfed by those who had none at all.