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To: 2nd_Amendment_Defender
You don't say who did the tests or how they were conducted and it obviously was not Hatcher. This stuff has been hashed over and over with different results. There are to many conditions that effect the equation rendering the whole thing as near useless. Basicly your list just lists bullets by weight and says heavy bullets are better. Which may be true but it is not the entire equation for energy transfer on impact. There isn't any mention of +p loadings.

No one should pick a gun for concealed carry based on this factor alone for those of you thinking about a new purchase.
186 posted on 02/23/2003 8:17:37 PM PST by Clean_Sweep
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To: Clean_Sweep
No one should pick a gun for concealed carry based on this factor alone for those of you thinking about a new purchase.

I am going to repeat one of my previous posts.

Any functional handgun is better than no handgun at all. But I hear some people talk about how good the 9 millimeter, .380 Auto, or .38 Special rounds are. If you have the choice of a better handgun for self protection, buy it.

Also be sure to buy a quality handgun that will not jam on you in a situation where you need it.

There are many factors in purchasing a handgun. If you can effectively shoot a 9 millimeter better than a .40 S&W handgun, you are better off with the 9 millimeter. Heavier rounds are better than lighter faster rounds for self defense. But the bottomline is:

"Any functional gun will do if you will do."

189 posted on 02/23/2003 8:35:05 PM PST by 2nd_Amendment_Defender
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