just a short note...I think the basic issue is that the chaotic nature of a gunshot wound with all the variables will be different EVERY time. Guy one with a shot to the pelvis is going to react differently from guy 2 based on everything from anatomy to ballistics.
I believe the idea behind using the hip/pelvis as a target it the mechanical effect of a broken pelvis/femur. Similar to a head shot as a CNS stop, and the COM as generally speaking a exsanguination ( bleed out ) stop..the pelvis is often seen as a mechanical stop. You cant keep coming at me if your femoral head is no longer in the acetabulum...read as leg bone no longer connected to hip bone! hehehe
Observe. Overreact. Destroy. Apologize.
Last edited by anythingshiny; August 20, 2008 at 11:10 AM.
Reason: totally wrong spelling!