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Old 10-25-2012, 18:02   #114
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Originally Posted by Inebriated View Post
If you don't hit a vital organ or structure, you will not stop a fight. Simple as that. I don't care if it's with a .45 ACP that expanded to 3 FEET, if you miss vitals, you aren't winning. Handguns (9mm, .40, .45) don't do a thing but poke holes, JHP or not, and a .357" hole in the Aorta is just as effective as a .45" hole. I would prefer to use something designed to penetrate, and get to what it needs to put a hole in, than use something designed to STOP MOVING inside the body. So if I didn't have to worry about every round going passing through a bad guy, and potentially wounding someone innocent, I would carry FMJ and be just as content, if not more.
.45 expanding to 3 FEET. Now that is an odd thought. But you're right though. Vital organs or nerves have to be lacerated or punctured. That is why I would aim for the central nerve/spine.
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