Originally Posted by Amplified
Why would you want something going only 850 - 1,000 fps, when you can have something going up to 1,450 fps with the same barrel length and same diameter? It makes about as much sense as eating a pile of poop over a filet mignon. Some people had to have been dropped on their heads, repeatedly.
There is a lot more to terminal performance than velocity. W/O proper bullet construction, low SD bullets like the 135gr/40 are just waiting to be failures on the street. I am not all over the FI stds, but 12" is a reasonable min. I doubt the 135gr/40 does that. Vel alone doesn't kill or wound well, at least not in handgunb rounds. If that were true, then we would all be quite happy w/ 100gr solids in the 357sig going 1700fps.
FWIW, trajectory in a servic ehandgun round is laughable. They all shoot flat to 50yds. & 90% of shooters can't hit much past 50yds anyway, so pretty moot point.
"Given adequate penetration, a larger diameter bullet will have an edge in wounding effectiveness. It will damage a blood vessel the smaller projectile barely misses. The larger permanent cavity may lead to faster blood loss. Although such an edge clearly exists, its significance cannot be quantified".
Last edited by fredj338; 04-30-2012 at 22:22..