Tag: stopping power

Romulan, or Vulcan? Preference-Driven vs. Process-Driven Design in the Field of Small Arms Ammunition

If you were designing the next small arms round, how would you do it? What methods would you use to determine its physical characteristics and performance attributes? How would you know what was too large or too small, too powerful or too weak? Perhaps more critically, [Read More…]

Truth About Stopping Power

Cowan of Breech Bang Clear wrote a very intriguing article about Stopping Power. It is actually a good article about the anatomy and the importance of knowing how it works with regards to bullet placement. Caliber, it is said, is not as important as round [Read More…]

5 Gun Myths that should die

Caleb over at Gun Nuts posted 5 myths about guns that should just die. 1. Handgun stopping power 2. High bore axis 3. You can upgrade a Mosin in a way that makes it better 4. Competition shooting will get you killed in the street 5. Pistols and shotguns are [Read More…]

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Ammo Testing

There is a lot of speculation about handgun ammunition performance in the gun community.  Flame wars break out instantly on the internet by zealots on all sides of the debate any time the words “stopping power” enter the conversation. Everybody has an [Read More…]