Originally Posted by DeltaF
I had a guy on our SWAT team tell me he could stand down range at 100 yards with a baseball catchers mitt and catch a .45 round cuz it wouldn't penetrate at that range. So he carried 9mm instead.
I told him that's why the office issued him a rifle and to quit letting the guys use his head for a door breaching tool. LOL.
That is the most throwed off dude I've ever met. He's a freaking genius in the shoothouse. If he's role playing everybody gets shot the frick up. And he is one of the best shooters we have. But holy crap!!! He was SERIOUS!!!
According to Hornady's ballistic calculator, a 200gr jacketed hollow point (muzzle velocity 942 FPS) will still be moving along at 841 FPS at 100 yards. It will still have 314 FT-LBs of energy at that distance. (394 FT-LBs at the muzzle)
I damn sure wouldn't want to catch a 45 acp at 100 yards. Hell, it doesn't even go under 700 FPS until it hits about 300 yards. That guy is crazy!