I was reading an interesting article where an Ex LAPD officer says hydrostatic shock can hit you if you take a central body hit. HIs exact quote is below. "If you get a central hit in the chest by a modern .40 S&W from a Glock the bad guys are now carrying, the hydrostatic shock will kill you, and pretty much on the spot. - See more at: http://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/2012/02/19/street-survival/#sthash.tx29SJfw.dpuf Two things that make you think 1. He said if you get hit by a .40 , not a .45 or 9mm. 2. He says high velocity projectile Definitely causes one to think that perhaps people believe handguns are poor man stoppers because most 9mm and .45 rounds don't reach the velocities needed for hydrostatic shock. I said "most rounds", I am aware of the 9bple and ranger +p+ , however even those rounds can't reach 500-600 foot pounds force from muzzle with silver tips and underwood rounds. Well ayoob did say people did exhibit signs of hydrostatic shock when hit with the 9bple, displayed in cases of brain bleeding from the impact etc. Well, I forgot there is the .45 pac Winchester Ranger talon +p with 500lbs of force from muzzle as well. I wonder if those rounds are causing hydrostatic chock from center body hits as well. Food for thought from a Veteran LAPD cop thats been there, hydrostatic shock is not a myth…..definitely food for thought. I'm more inclined to believe what he is saying than those who constantly tell me its a "myth".