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Old 04-20-2012, 05:29 AM   #1
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A interesting article: http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/node/7866

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Old 04-20-2012, 06:26 AM   #2
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.22 (short, long and long rifle)

# of people shot - 154
# of hits - 213
% of hits that were fatal - 34%
Average number of rounds until incapacitation - 1.38
% of people who were not incapacitated - 31%
One-shot-stop % - 31%
Accuracy (head and torso hits) - 76%
% actually incapacitated by one shot (torso or head hit) - 60%
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.357 (both magnum and Sig)

# of people shot - 105
# of hits - 179
% of hits that were fatal - 34%
Average number of rounds until incapacitation - 1.7
% of people who were not incapacitated - 9%
One-shot-stop % - 44%
Accuracy (head and torso hits) - 81%
% actually incapacitated by one shot (torso or head hit) - 61%
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.45 ACP

# of people shot - 209
# of hits - 436
% of hits that were fatal - 29%
Average number of rounds until incapacitation - 2.08
% of people who were not incapacitated - 14%
One-shot-stop % - 39%
Accuracy (head and torso hits) - 85%
% actually incapacitated by one shot (torso or head hit) - 51%
That's crazy!!!
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I'm at work and don't have the time to study this. I will look at it closely when I get home. Thank you for this great post.

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Holy cow! Thats like the best 9vs45 argument ender I've seen yet.

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I remember reading this a year or so ago. I don’t know that it’s the perfect study, but it’s very good. Especially the narrative commentary on how/why the numbers skew. Long story short; Bullet placement, bullet placement, bullet placement.

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I remember reading this a year or so ago. I didn’t know that it’s the perfect study, but it’s very good. Especially the narrative commentary on how/why the numbers skew. Long story short; Bullet placement, bullet placement, bullet placement.
Spray and Pray takes little to NO practice.

Bullet placement, bullet placement, bullet placement.
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Thanks for this article post...good info!

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It's an interesting article, but there are too many variables to be entirely accurate. Namely the human variable.

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Now does anyone wonder why I pack .22 ?????????????

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