Let’s talk about handgun stopping power

Oct 10, 2020 | 0 comments

We’re going to open with a quote: “…there is no appreciable difference in the effectiveness of the 9 mm and the .45 ACP cartridges.”

Vincent J. M. Di Maio, GUNSHOT WOUNDS: Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques SECOND EDITION, Page 150.

The reason why I open with that quote is because it goes to a point I’ve wanted to make for a long time. When you tell someone that they have to carry a .45 or a .40, you’re creating a mindset that sets that person up for failure. “You have to carry a .45 because it has more stopping power” …read more