the pt2 video on "gun rights" is much better
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Draw fast, shoot slow.
The US Army was sufficiently impressed with the 9MM round that they started thinking about changing to it in the late 1940s. My failing memory thinks that the colt commander was one result of the thinking.
The American soldiers who saw 9mms used by our allies in Korea punch through Chinese body armor were also impressed. Our 45 could severely dent a helmet; besides the 45 was not noted for accuracy.
Since we were the big dogs in NATO, the US forced the adoption of the 7.62 and later 5.56 rifle rounds as NATO standard. So guess who had the most votes on the handgun round?
Bart, I'd be VERY interested in seeing the source for your statistics...
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.
So a smooth jacket tears muscle, but not a jagged piece of copper and lead?
"bleed to death regardless of where you shoot them" - oh, really?
Seems an expanded bullet, say .70 cal, would have a greater chance of hitting an artery/heart/etc than a .45 cal.
R. Lee Ermey was medically retired after seeing action in Vietnam; I asked my uncle (retired colonel) what that meant, and he said that if you were unable to physically perform your duties you were eligible for a medical retirement.
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined". - Patrick Henry