.40 should be plenty of lead (although my personal preference is .45), so indeed, its back to the range.
Caliber isn't the issue, it's a combination of shot placement and ammunition used. I guarantee that had I shot either of them with my 380 loaded with DRT frangibles they would've been just as dead as if I shot them with my 40 or 45 loaded with frangibles. Nothing ruins a bad guy's day like having a round disintegrate into a cloud of very heavy metal powder that is traveling at 900+ FPS and spinning at 50,000+ RPMs. It leaves really nasty wound channels that do not close because all of the flesh and organs inside the wound channel are shredded into ground meat by the powder.
Hey "Chop" (LT Scrounge) -- have you tried the RIP bullets? A frm SEAL buddy showed me these things that look like jacketed piranhas. The little ends fly off when they hit then the core smushes like a JHP. Nastier than nasty. They run $1.25 per round mas o menos.
 February 5, 2016 at 7:29pm
IF dude had a 0.45″……. Perps would’nt have gotten away…….
Remeber… There’s NO replacement for displacement………..
"There’s NO replacement for displacement"
Never heard that before...but I love it.
Yes there is...it's velocity.
Eh, one well placed shot, no matter the caliber would do the trick.
"I don't always pack, but when I do, I prefer 10mm auto. Stay safe my friends."
There's no replacement for SHOT placement. I took a 4 day defensive handgun course at Front Sight last spring. A 44 Magnum that you miss with isn't as good as a .25 that you can put between the perps eyes every try. Only hits count.
.45…what every 9 wants to be when it grows up. Hehe….all kidding aside though, I get better and more shot placement with a 9 but I got a .45 as my main handgun anyway. Just LOVE that sound. Also a little 460 rowland conversion gives you a nice 13 round 44 magnum semi-auto that spits an 80 grain at over 3000 fps. SWEET Hows that for velocity Billy?
February 5, 2016 at 3:38pm
Amnesty was a BIG mistake,
but not the BIGGEST of Ronnies’ career…..
The “War on Drugs” was a far worse failure……
Nancy told me to "Just say no" and i did and i turned out better for it. most of the people i hung out with growing up that did drugs wound up being losers. Not saying that's the case all the time but in my experience those who did drugs ultimately had a lower standard of living.
Nixon started the war on drugs.
You can see Nixon talking about it here:
 February 5, 2016 at 1:42pm
So sad…. I’ve had close calls with machinery as well, once caught a shirt sleeve on a drill press…. IF I didn’t have the strength and presence of mind to pull away, ripping the sleeve off, I could’ve been mauled/killed……..
Condolences to the kid, sounds like he had a great Mom………..
Had a minor incident with a band saw in '69 and still wear the obvious scars.
My mom was working in a plastics factory where they manufactured their molds in-house. There was a lady sitting at the mill and she didn't have her hair tied back. Somehow her hair got tangled in the in the mill and my mom was down the aisle from her. She said it was the most blood curdling scream she'd ever heard. By the time my mom got over to there to help her the damage had been done: she was effectively scalped from the front of her hairline to the back of her neck.
 February 5, 2016 at 1:20pm
FREE slurpees……….. AHhhh… SLUR-PEE…………….. Doh !
[-7] February 2, 2016 at 12:52pm
So, being Gay is NOT a choice ????
When you take the **** in yur mouth, you didn’t just make a choice ?
Are you claiming it’s a COMPULSION, like OCD ???
You just made the case, that all rational people already know….
Homosexuality, is a disease of the mind, like Liberalism……….
 January 31, 2016 at 1:19pm
@EgoLacuna………… WHERE is this magical place where “we may not see a black person for an entire day” ???
IF such a place exists, I’d like to move there…………. Just sayin’…….
 January 29, 2016 at 2:08pm
NOTICE how they have NO PROBLEM stating the race of the perp. when they’re white ???? If the perp was a darkey, there would have been no identifying statements as to race…….
 January 29, 2016 at 1:57pm
OK, let’s play the WHAT RACE ARE THE PERPS GAME…………..
Not a single descriptor of the perpetrators………
So, I’m a gunna go with Crack N i g g a.
 January 28, 2016 at 1:35pm
Sorry, but you’re WRONG. I’m currently living the Obamacare nighmare…… I never even signed up, never visited the website, and NEVER signed my name to ANYTHING…. One day, I just got a notice welcoming me to MediCal, that version of Obamacare that exists in CA….. Now, my health has deteriorated to the point I can’t even walk… The medicine I NEED, was previously supplied by a private organization, affiliated with the drug manufacturer. Now, it takes months to even get an appointment, more months waiting for the “death panels” to approve the mediaction, then complete denial of services when the “approved” mediction isn’t ever paid for, so the pharmacy ships one months supply, then won’t supply it anymore. Gov. Brown DESTROYED the already failing MediCal system by allowing 4-5M illegals on the system….. Now, we all have the same SHEETY non-health care. I’ve been forced, by necessity, to apply for SSI-Disability, which will be years more nightmare to deal with, before I ever get approved. YEAH, it was so much better when I had NO insurance, and just payed cash for what I needed. I WISH I could opt out, but there is NO mechanism for that, I’m stuck…. I would GLADLY pay the fine to get out of this non-insurance insurance…… I’m going to contact my congressman to try to force an opt-out scenario, but I’m doubtful there’s even a chance…. Once they HAVE you, you are bagged & tagged, no way out, like an ELK on a game preserve….
January 25, 2016 at 7:58pm
Maybe………… Dude should have just HIT IT….. Just sayin’…….
 January 25, 2016 at 1:38pm
RIGHT NOW today………….. I’m forced to apply for SSI disability…… Obamacare will likely kill me…..
My condition was manageable with modern medications, which were supplied to me FREE by a private foundation, as I was one of the original patients who participated in the double-blind studies, when the medication was first being approved by the FDA…. Obamacare forced me off the foundation, and now I’m onto MediCal, along with 4-5M illegal aliens in CA….. As a result, my condition has worsened until I am no longer able to walk….. Obamacare simply won’t pay for the medication I need. It’s being rationed by the “Death Panels”……
So, where once was an employable person who was NOT taking from the public taxes, is now CRIPPLED and forced to be a ward of the state, at great public expense…..
I WEEP at the loss of my vitality, and the loss of my country……
THANXALOT you Obamaphone voting MF’ers……………..
[-1] January 25, 2016 at 1:04pm
WOW JRook…………. That was deep………..
It’s great to see, you have finally accepted your meds….
keep it up….
 January 21, 2016 at 1:55pm
Just because some choose NOT to report charitable giving on their tax return, DOESN’T mean they didn’t give….. It only means they didn’t want to take the deduction for it…….. or perhaps, they just didn’t want the IRS to disseminate the donation info to political hacks……
January 21, 2016 at 1:15pm
Because D = Damaged
 January 20, 2016 at 1:49pm
In Seattle, most of the homeless ARE black, by choice……..
 January 20, 2016 at 1:08pm
There are several large militias around, including the Montana Militia…. Most, if not all, are on the govt. terrorism watch list, for no other reason, than they have a lot of guns…. ie. Branch Davidians………..
 January 19, 2016 at 1:57pm
What do you mean ? It was like that when you dropped it off…………..
January 18, 2016 at 8:56pm
Sure….. By THAT time, our military will be so weak and feeble with all the panzy’s they’re recruiting now…… The Marine Corps will become the Peter Puffer Corps……