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swearlikeasailor 05-30-2007 04:30 PM

One-Shot Stopping Percentages Question
What are the one-shot stopping percentages on humans for various handgun ammo? 9mm vs .38 vs .357 etc. etc.

RONSERESURPLUS 05-30-2007 10:21 PM

One shot Stopping $


I will try and Hunt up the article I've seen on that! Thats part of why I carry and Like 1911 in 45ACP, but in truth, I carry a BHP in 9MM, so I don't expect to only use 1 shot, it's a 13 shot mag in that and an 7-8 shot in the 1911, pays to shoot way more than once! Experience is 2 in the chest, 1 in the head, if they get back up? RUNNNNN!


Don Lu 08-07-2007 03:19 AM

hope you find this helpful....I did, but I dont let it determine my purchases...just good ino to have.

cnorman18 08-16-2007 10:31 PM

Evan Marshall has written three books on this subject. It gets complicated; it isn't just the caliber. You get different percentages depending on the style of ammo (ball, JHP, wadcutter, etc.), the brand, and even the make of gun. Google "Evan Marshall" and it'll give you a start.

Bottom line; you can't get 100% one-shot stops with any gun that doesn't have wheels on it... But you can come close.

Jay 08-16-2007 10:49 PM

Not that it's gonna change my mind on what caliber to carry, but I've always wondered about these studies......

In all the hits recorded for a given study, where was the point of impact? Seems to me that an accurate evaluation would have to insure that all the hits were in the same place, on the same sized person. :confused:

notdku 08-16-2007 10:55 PM

Very cool link. Doesn't LOOK too professional though.

Don Lu 08-17-2007 01:59 AM

....its already been
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