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"Stopping Power"

One-Shot Drops: Surviving the Myth

• Determined individuals can sustain many gunshot wounds in areas that produce great pain and continue to fight a long time, even without the aid of drugs or alcohol.

• Shot placement is everything in a gunfight and always the key to stopping a threat effectively.

Ignatius Piazza: Terminal Ballistics, Shot Placement, and Tough Adversaries…

One-Shot Drops: Surviving the Myth: Will your hesitation after a 'double tap' get you killed? (copy at ShataDefense)

...“Physiologically, a determined adversary can be stopped reliably and immediately only by a shot that disrupts the brain or upper spinal cord. Failing to hit the center nervous system, massive bleeding from holes in the heart, or major blood vessels of the torso causing circulatory collapse is the only way to force incapacitation upon an adversary, and this takes time. For example, there is sufficient oxygen within the brain to support full, voluntary action for 10 to 15 seconds after the heart has been destroyed.” See U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Firearms Training Unit, FBI Academy, Handgun Wounding Factors and Effectiveness (Quantico, VA, July 14, 1989), 8

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Choices for Self Defense Ammo - considerations

American Rifleman Article


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