The debate rages on over a killercartridge that is best for stopping a human dead in their tracks. Manufacturers of killer-cartridge type handgun cartridges keep coming up with a new latest and greatest wonder-killer recommending the largest caliber, heaviest bullet with a hot as you can handle load that will still allow you to deliver a quick double tap while trying to maintain stability. This tact in bullet design, thankfully, is evolving by way of ever changing technology with innovations such as taking a hollow point bullet and filling the hollow. This sounds counter productive and not real innovative until you find out that what they fill it with causes the bullet to consistently expand or mushroom in a very uniform manner. The benefit of this is a bigger wound cavity, followed with a quick kill and better tasting meat. My word, if P. E. T. A. reads this it could be devastating. Shooting heads of lettuce, I wonder how they would feel about that?
Sure, handguns of a size that you can conceal no-matter what kind of bullet are inadequate for blowing away bad-folks in comparison to what a shotgun or rifle will do. So why do we carry handguns? Because we can't carry a shotgun. We've all heard of the Taurus Judge, it shoots .410 shotshells and they're small enough to carry. Yes, and we also heard the old, "If you know you are going to a gunfight take a shotgun or rifle." I think the reference is to a 12 gage. Please, read the page on personal-protection. The link to your left says Personal-Protect. The ion wouldn't fit.
The carry handgun may not have the stopping power of a .50 S&W or a shot gun, but, with training and regular practice you should be able to get off that double tap to the chest. Then, even with a big thick leather jacket on they will be down or on their way. The thought process to develop is not one regarding the inadequacy of your gun. Attitude is paramount to training and training will give you ability which in-turn give confidence resulting in an easier to maintain and develop attitude. Kind-a what goes-around comes-around. Well placed bullets are killers.
There is the urban legend; someone shots a bull Elephant with one shot using a .22, short or long-rifle was not mentioned. The one shot? A well placed bullet to the brain through the eye. Left or right? Wasn't mentioned.What do you think? Contact me.
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