Best 1 shot Handgun man stoppers

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

  1. Rugster

    Rugster New Member

    May 1, 2004
    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

    45Smashemflat Active Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    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..... :)

  3. Smokin Guns

    Smokin Guns New Member

    Jul 25, 2002
    "Gun Culture Members Clubhouse"...
    Yup! Be'in hit with any of 'em ain't no fun for me either... :cool:
  4. mtnboomer

    mtnboomer New Member

    Jun 13, 2004
    Oklahoma by birth. America by the grace of God.
    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

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