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Best 1 shot Handgun man stoppers

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Rugster, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. Rugster

    Rugster New Member

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    This is from a 10yr study conducted by the FBI on one shot to the torso stop rates from actual LEO Gun Fights.

    1..40S&W Federal 155gr Hydra-Shok:97%

    2..357 Magnum 125gr Federal JHP: 96%

    3. .45acp 230gr Federal-Hydra- Shok:96%

    4. .45acp 185gr Golden Saber +P: 95%

    5. 9MM 115gr Federal +P+ JHP :93%

    6..40 S&W 135gr Corbon JHP :92%

    7..44 Magnum 210gr Winchester Silver Tip:91%

    8. .357sig 125gr JHP Corbon :91%

    9. .41 Magnum 175gr Silver Tip :90%

    10. .40S&W 180gr Hydra-Shok :90%

    The .357sig is expected to climb considerably as more and more LEO Agency's adopt the cartridge.
  2. 45Smashemflat

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    It would be interesting to know the sample size leading to the percentages quoted. Given that the numbers are so close - sample size helps to really compare apples to apples. (Example, the 45ACP is an old horse with plenty of relavent data available - if its 96% one shot stops that's great performance. If the .40 results are calculated over 7 shootings, that's different.)

    In reality, the results are so close, I'll go on record saying I don't want to be shot with any of them..... :)
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    Yup! Be'in hit with any of 'em ain't no fun for me either... :cool:
  4. mtnboomer

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    Probably the greatest man-stopper ever created is not on the above list. It is the .45 Long Colt with a flat-nose bullet. It is devistating to soft tissue and transmits a massive hydrostatic shock to the nervous system. Look up it's effectiveness against the Moro tribesmen of the Phillipines around 1900, it was considered even better at one-shot-stops than the .45 acp that replaced it. ;)
  5. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    The .45acp replaced the 38Spl, which replaced the .45LC

    Pops
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