Hair weave stops .40 cal bullet!

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

20 year old Briana was shot at by her former boyfriend. The bullet, reported as “.40 caliber” presumably .40 S&W, passed through her windscreen and hit her at the back of the skull. Her hair weave prevented the bullet penetrating her skull. Her only injuries were minor and she never lost consciousness.

What can we learn from this?

* Well for a start having your guardian angel around is a great way to survive a shooting!

* Pistol bullet are low powered especially after penetration of other materials (the window).

* Skulls are hard, hunters with high powered rifles can testify to that.

* Again, pistols are low powered! Tell that to most people and they don’t believe you. Hollywood says otherwise.

Thanks to Jay for the link!

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Josh J Josh J on Apr 18, 2009

    true true 40sw is particularly low powered with normal loads, I read once a high pressure round the 9mm para 9x19 or luger all the same.
    9mm has a 46% chance of deflecting of a human skull so figure wider bullet slowed and range is another possible factor.
    conversely I have seen pics of a .38 going thru and exiting a human skull in a rather gruesome fashion.

  • Kenny Kenny on Apr 14, 2011

    The slug most likely ricoched around the vehicle before landing in her hair weave