Man defeated by paper target - **Adult language**
From the photo, it looked to me as if it had run nearly the length of the quadracep, but now that you mention it, there was likely distortion due to swelling.Only if it had deviated; given the path the bullet took, it probably stayed in subcutaneous fat the entire way. Not much there to bleed.
Yeah, Pete, but it's like they say about a business..."it's location, location, location!" :lol:From the photo, it looked to me as if it had run nearly the length of the quadracep, but now that you mention it, there was likely distortion due to swelling.
Then again, he didn't fall to hardball!
I haven't seen that one, but I can sure imagine what it looks like. That's the result of years of being indoctrinated by TV and Movies that if you shoot someone once, with anything, the fight is over. I suppose it is sometimes reinforced by bad info from some "old hats" who claim to have been there and done that. That poor cop had used his magic "stop that" wand, and it didn't work! :shock: That's why, while I appreciate the work of Mr. Marshall and Dr. Fackler, I kinda cringe when the term "stopping power" is tossed out there. Yep, I keep hollow points in my 5" 1911, but I keep ball in my Officer's Model. I think the JHP's MIGHT give me an edge in a 5", but I'm pretty sure that ball would work just as well in that little shorty Colt.Hardball .45 does have a very respectable record; I was just playing off the old trope, "They All Fall to Hardball!"
I saw a dashcam vid of where an officer shot (once) a drunken knife-wielder in the belly, with a .45 JHP. All the drunk did was pause and ask, "What'd you do that for?" then kept on fighting. The officer himself seemed rather shocked that the drunk didn't simply drop. As we all know, the officer should have kept shooting, if he truly felt himself threatened (drunk, knife, close-in; yes, he WAS threatened).
As you (IrishCop) note, it's the location that counts.