This brings up the point, just how many in here have been shot and what were it's effects on you - shock, pain, mood, thoughts etc?. this could be critical data for the readers in making a choice. Your post may be valuable in saving one of our readers life, so post.
I personally have never had a body wound from a pistol round. I have had hits from small shrapnel in my forehead and right front knee, which almost severed the tendon, that hurt, and I only have been grazed by a pistol round, It left a scar about 1 " long on the outside edge of my upper left arm, about 6 " down from the top of the shoulder..
The head wound was only felt as a painless impact, the knee did hurt, but nothing like it's 'later' healing stage sheesh. The upper arm graze felt a bit like a combination of a shock with a 'bit' of remembered pain, I was too busy at the time to give it any attention.
So gentlemen it is now your turn, post for all of our benefits.
A lil incident that happened while I was in the BP.. We had rounded up a bunch of wets and had them in a semi circle doing preliminary work. When we heard a shot. All was completely quiet for a minute, the wets were looking around, and at each other with huge frightened eyes. We also were looking around. nothing, then suddenly one of the newer men who were also looking, simply collapsed. He had been shot through the spleen at arms distance by his buddy who was playng quick draw.
Here was a gentleman that had just been shot at arms distance and hadn't even felt it, just the concussion from the shot. I had to donate blood to him.
Don Jose de La Mancha