Stopping Power Myths Addressed! BIGGER BULLET? In previous years, it has been thought that a heavier bullet of large diameter provided the best stopping power. This was the idea, behind the adoption of the .45 ACP round for U.S. military use, when only full metal jacketed bullets were available. However, we now know that bullet size alone is not the answer, since it is feasible that full metal jacket .45 bullets can whistle through an attacker without stopping him. Today, it is our contention that the best self defense loads are high velocity expanding bullets. It should be of adequate caliber that a person can handle safely and accurately. This load should emphasize speed over weight and be carried in a concealable handgun that is comfortable to carry. Bigger is not always better. BETTER BULLET? An effective self-defense load must deliver two basic fundamentals, bullet expansion and penetration. Some bullet designs look good in magazine ads, but larger expansion and deeper penetration are the critical elements to stopping a fight instantly. The construction of a bullet is one crucial factor of its performance. With traditional Hollowpoints, they must have a soft lead core and a thin jacket, along with a hollowpoint that is large enough for material to get inside and push outward on the walls to enhance its expansion. If the hollowpoint is too small or the lead is too hard then it will not expand enough to perform well. It also must have adequate penetration without over penetrating. This is the key to a better bullet. However, there is one exception to this, DPX. This bullet construction is all copper and has a large enough hollowpoint to exceed traditional expansion expectations. FASTER BULLET? (Expansion is key, but Velocity is KING!) High Velocity The answer to reliable bullet expansion. High velocity is obtained by optimum choices in gun powder selection. The greater the velocity, the more violently the bullet will expand. This causes enhanced shock to the nervous system and increases the chance of incapacitation. High powered rifles are known to have the highest velocity. That is why a rifles stopping power is much more efficient than a handgun. When choosing a handgun for self-defense a person should choose ammunition that can supply the highest amount of velocity, safely. Bullet expansion in conjunction with high velocity is what creates a larger than caliber wound channel. It also facilitates transfer of energy and increases tissue damage. Bullets must expand every time for optimal performance. Hollowpoints that do not expand will stop fights with one shot, but only 60-70% of the time. Hollowpoints that expand will come in at 75-90%. Hollowpoints that expand violently are 85-95% effective. GETTING TECHNICAL: To simulate how a bullet will perform, we shoot our bullets into a medium called ordnance gelatin. Ordnance gelatin is designed to simulate the density and elasticity of human flesh. We cover the ordnance gelatin with four layers of 10oz denim to simulate heavy clothing. All COR®BON ammo is tested in ordnance gelatin, we measure the total penetration depth of the bullet, the recovered diameter and the percentage of weight retention. From these results, the size of the permanent (crush) and the temporary (stretch) cavities are calculated. Bullets that expand produce larger crush cavities than bullets which do not expand. As the volume of the crush cavity increases, so does the stopping power. The crush cavity is a good indicator of stopping power at lower impact velocities. The size and shape of the temporary cavity is also measured and evaluated. Bullets that expand violently produce larger, more effective stretch cavities than bullets which expand slowly or marginally. As the volume of this stretch cavity increases so does stopping power. The stretch cavity is a good indicator of stopping power at higher impact velocities. But expansion in ordnance gelatin tells us only part of the story. In an actual gunfight, slower Hollowpoints can often become plugged with clothing material. When a bullet lacks velocity it performs like a round nose bullet, expanding hardly at all. To be an effective stopper, a bullet must have enough velocity to expand whether plugged with debris or not. It needs to expand and dissipate its energy within the target to effectively create stopping power. In the case of PowRBall bullets, the hollowpoint is protected by a polymer ball which prevents plugging. The ball also delays expansion to allow the bullet to obtain optimum penetration before expansion begins. Lab tests and street results have shown that Hollowpoints that expand in gelatin will typically expand in street use. Hollowpoint bullets that barely expand in gelatin do not expand in real gunfights unless bone is hit. There are many loads sold to civilians and law enforcement that do not have enough velocity to insure reliable expansion. All COR®BON defensive ammo like our Traditional JHPs, PowRBall, and DPX are designed with adequate velocity to expand in gelatin...or bad guys. COR®BON ammo expands reliably and creates Stopping Power! COR®BON AMMO Every production lot of COR®BON ammo is tested and re-tested to assure our customers the very best ammunition they can purchase. COR®BON ammo consistently ranks at the top of the class in actual one shot stops. We have developed a variety of loads for various real life situations. All our customers need to do is select the type of load that meets their needs.Our company offers live technical support to answer any questions and help you decide. We believe that if you choose COR®BON, you will have the best ammo with the highest probability of a one shot stop. Why take chances with anything else? With these ever changing events in our country, it is important that each American retain their rights protected by our Constitution and the Bill of Rights. It is up to us as free people, to keep the constitution as our forefathers wrote it. Im amazed by their great foresight and wisdom. Protect your Gun Rights and they will protect your freedom. Peter Pi, Sr., President COR®BON/Glaser Wanna kill these ads? We can help!