Handgun Stopping Power: The Definitive Study

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Dramatic first-hand accounts of the results of handgun rounds fired into criminals by cops, storeowners, cabbies and others are the heart and soul of this long-awaited book. This is the definitive methodology for predicting the stopping power of handgun loads, the first to take into account what really happens when a bullet meets a man.
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Overview


Dramatic first-hand accounts of the results of handgun rounds fired into criminals by cops, storeowners, cabbies and others are the heart and soul of this long-awaited book. This is the definitive methodology for predicting the stopping power of handgun loads, the first to take into account what really happens when a bullet meets a man.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873646536
  • Publisher: Paladin Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1992
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 700,861
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Evan Marshall is a Special Weapons and Tactics trainer for a federal agency with counterterrorist responsibilities. He retired from the Detroit Police Department after 20 years of service. His assignments included Tactical Unit, Crime Scene Investigation, Homicide and the Special Response Team. He has trained groups as diverse as the Federal Air Marshals and the U.S. Army Special Reaction Team. His articles on ammunition, ballistics and tactics have appeared in the law enforcement and firearms press over the past 25 years.

Cpl. Ed Sanow is the senior reserve deputy and a 14-year veteran with the Benton County, Indiana, Sheriff's Department. He is a Team Leader with the Benton County Multiagency Response Team and the field training officer for the reserve force. Sanow is the author of more than 1,000 articles on ammunition and stopping power. In October 2000, he became the editor of Law and Order magazine

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1 - Mechanisms of Collapse
Chapter 2 - A Neurologist's View of "Stopping Power"
Chapter 3 - Hatcher's Theory of Relative Stopping Power
Chapter 4 - Relative Incapacitation Index
Chapter 5 - Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences Methodology
Chapter 6 - Federal Bureau of Investigation Methodology
Chapter 7 - Introduction to Results from the Street
Chapter 8 - Actual Street Result for All Calibers
Chapter 9 - Short-Barrel Ballistics
Chapter 10 - Nonhollowpoint Options for Police
Chapter 11 - Specialty Ammunition
Chapter 12 - Tactical Penetration
Chapter 13 - Point of Aim
Chapter 14 - Tissue Simulants
Chapter 15 - Ordnance Gelatin
Chapter 16 - Ideal Bullet Performance
Chapter 17 - Predicting Stopping Power Using Street Results
Chapter 18 - New Ammo Developments
Appendices:
Appendix A Terms
Appendix B Test Weapons for Velocity
Appendix C Actual Bullet Effectiveness
Appendix D Validity of Various Theories of Handgun Stopping Power
Appendix E Shot Placement, Body Size, Clothing
Appendix F Select Muzzle Velocities from Specialty Ammo
Appendix G Addresses of Ammunition Manufacturers, Importers and Distributors
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