Actually I'd bet you a dollar the "9mm" he was shot with was a Makarov firing 9x18 now that I think about it. Even .380 is technically "9mm" (9x17).hankrearden2005 said:I believe someone posted the story from Iraq about the Army Sergeant who was shot in the face by the thug with the 9mm pistol. It knocked his tooth out and did very little damage due to shallow penetration. What do you want to bet that he was shot with a 124 gr. 9mm Ball round which is the deepest penetrating Ball round of any of the common pistol calibers?
That's what I heard as well. You want to wound the enemy enough to take him out of the fight and the ones tending to him, as well.CLASS3NH said:I was always lead to believe that Ball ammo was issued to the Militaries of the World due to the Geneva Convention and rules of engagement. Ball ammo reduced the hydrostatic shock effect and therefore was more effective on disabling the Enemy rather than killing him. I was lead to believe that an Enemy that was disabled, took more troops to take care of him ( medics, litter bearers etc) than just leave the remains and move on in the battle. Thus, the reason why troops were shot with multiple rounds and kept on fighting.
Your dead on....Rule # 2CLASS3NH said:I was always lead to believe that Ball ammo was issued to the Militaries of the World due to the Geneva Convention and rules of engagement......: