Originally Posted by stingray2100
can the 500SW penetrate IIIA soft armor. Yes it can, but with the amount of recoil you sure need to make it count. if you miss your recovery time is going to be high. With the FNH pistol and carbine with almost no recoil and a capacity of 30 and 50 rounds you have a very effective defensive duo.
Somehow, I doubt that any thinking even remotely along these lines is responsible for choosing one gun to ban over another.
It's more like "Revolvers aren't scary. People of olden times used them 100 years ago. That means they're weak and can't hurt people. This gun is black and scary and I found an internet article that says it shoots through 8 inches of depleted uranium.... we should ban it."
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.