Originally Posted by therewolf
Has armor penetration capabilities? Really?
Go back over the OP.
There are a couple "backyard" style tests and one scientifically repeatable test that show this to be the case.
As for the whole "stopping power" and self defense thing,I'm one of those that figures a .22 short to the vitals is better then a .44 magnum that misses said vitals.
I like energy because it determines penetration,and penetration is what you need to hit deep vitals.
I do not believe that significant injury or damage is done by handgun bullets via any kind of kinetic energy transfer,temporary cavity,etc.
To my way of thinking,the mass of a 200+ grain handgun bullet vs a 100- grain handgun bullet doesn't really count for much when your shooting 200+lbs animals.
As long as the mass/energy combination -whatever it is- gives good penetration,then its a good load/caliber IMHO.
You want to reach those vitals and hurt 'em.
When it comes to handgun terminal ballistics- what you hit is what you get,IM ever so
I wasn't trying to start a caliber war here,so my ever so humble opinion is just that- an opinion.
Take it or leave it at your leisure and by your choice.