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Handgun Statistic for Self Defense: A Guide for Pistol Caliber Selection Bullet Types Sizes Grains


Hello and thank you for watching! What I have here today is a Cedar Mill fine
firearms report on one shot stop probability and ballistic gel penetration. Now this chart we designed for military and
law enforcement professionals and this is to compare different types of cartridges. You may use in your department to see how
they stack up to FBI standards and to aggregate different data that has been accumulated on
certain rounds. So as you can see the first part you have
at the very top the header here. You can have different calibers, load types,
and bullet types. Down below that you’ll have a chart here that
compares the ballistic gel penetration per FBI standards to the one shot stop probability
of those rounds. If you scroll down even further you’ll get
granular data on the rounds you have selected so that you can take a look at muzzle energy,
muzzle velocity and average incapacitation time which to my understanding is based on
a famous European goat experiment. You can take a look at the footnote here to
get more information on that but let’s get started. Now I personally have a .357 So if we go here, we can go down to .357 mag
and we can select ONLY once that’s highlighted. This will display only .357 rounds and it
looks like for the chart we have five different rounds here. One two three four five we have over here
and under penetration, we have the Glassner Blue which is a frangible round. So it’s understandable that it’s under penetrating. And then over on the recommended depths we
have the Remington, the Federals, ooks like a Gold Saber and a medium velocity. So, you can highlight the dot. The dots represent the grain of the bullets
and once you highlight it it’ll give you specific data on that round. Now if we scroll down it’ll tell you the caliber
of course. What type of firearm it was tested with, the
loads of the type of bullets like grains, energy, velocity, incapacitation time. Now, another approach is is if you have several
different firearms and you’re trying to choose which round, we can select all the rounds
again. We can go over to bullet types and let’s say
we’re just interested in jacketed hollow points. We will select that and then we’ll isolate
all jacketed hollow points. If we want to go further we can go to the
loads. I’m a fan of the Hydra-Shok so we will do
only Hydra-Shoks that will narrow it down to five rounds as you can see by that five. And if we go back to this chart, it looks
like three of those five rounds have chart data on one shot stop and ballistic penetration. It looks like we have the 40 Smith and Wesson
the 10mmand the .380. Now it looks like both those have pretty high
one stop shots except the Hydra-Shok falls behind and under penetration and it’s below
75 percent in one shot stop probability. If we scroll down to the chart, we’ll have
the one missing round I believe that’s the Hydra-Shok right here and that we’ll give
you more data looks like it has a little bit less muzzle velocity and then incapacitation
times for the Hydra-Shoks are unavailable but for that Hydra-Shok for the 380 and the
40 Smith and Wesson looks like around 10 seconds and around eight seconds. So, this hopefully will give you valuable
information into the rounds that your department carries and help lead to better decisions
for your department. Thank you very much for watching. If you have any questions or comments feel
free to leave them in the comments section below you can find Cedar Mill Fine Firearms
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a wonderful day.

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