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Old September 25, 2012, 08:52 PM   #70
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MLeake, good post.

I will add a few comments here for the sake of clarity.

A temporary cavity is not what I consider damage. I am not going to say it is of no value since I believe there is value in pain. How much is debatable and I certainly wouldn't put faith in it. Damage is obviously needed to cause incapacitation.

I agree that momentum is generally a better indicator of penetration in soft tissue. Hard barriers are a different issue. Again, it goes back to how much of the energy is used effectively.

I also don't disagree in regards to shootability, especially in regards to small easily concealed handguns. Every firearm is a compromise and that is certainly true of handguns. That is a different question though.
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