The reference was made when a shop owner was asking about a gun and massad recommended a large caliper in which the shop owner said “I don’t want to kill them; I just want to stop them”
It really does make sense if you give it some though. If someone gets shot with a 45 in the shoulder the bullet has enough ft lbs of energy to throw him off his feet and stop the threat thus ending the battle but if you take that same man and hit him in the shoulder with of a bullet like a .38 (.32, .25) the chances are less that it will stop him and he will keep on fighting in which you are going to have and shoot again. Over and over in some cases to stop the threat in which the perp has mutable gun shots, massive blood loss from mutable holes and more trauma thus causing a greater amount of shock and leading to a quicker death.
Good morning Ladies & Gentlemen: One point often brought up is literally bowling a person over, or as in the stupid movies, thrown several feet upon the impact of a pistol projectile.
A simple way for you to check this out is to simply fill a small - 50# - sack full of sand, either suspend it, or stand it upright. Then shoot into it with your favorite BG killer load and observe just how little it moves. None at all, except fo a little jar at the point of impact.
So if it can't even move a #50 sack of inert sand, how is it logically able to bowl over a 180 # aggressve attacker?
Don Jose de La Mancha
G'afternon DonP, being AF. you can head to the sgt's mess for coffee with me.
You are quite correct, while there are many that would take issue with us on the designation "Long Colt", it was definately used to differenate between it and the Shoefield round which was shorter. it was issued until they could come up a better round. This resulted in the 1907 tests which allowed the adoption of the 1911 Colt.
Don Jose de La Mancha
I thought he was using the FBI standards these days, but I'm not 100% sure.
I have only read ammo recommendations/opinions/research/ideas online, but the person who mentioned Dr. Roberts' research to me, I trust. I may be wrong, and if I find better information, then I'll start linking to it, but for now I'll stick with Dr. Roberts while realizing the main thing is shot placement. An awesome bullet doesn't help if it misses.