So 9mm is a poor choice?
How does that matter if all bullets compared meet all FBI barrier penetration protocols, but then the relatively small bullet of the 357SIG continues to go above and beyond? Where does that leave the larger bullets?
SSA Urey Patrick of the Firearms Training Unit, FBI Academy, Quantico, VA, when asked; "Are you saying the 9mm is no good?" , replied;
"No, we are saying it is as good as the 38 Special, which has served us for a long time. It has severe limitations
, which we are not willing to accept. It is woefully inadequate
for shooting at people in cars, for example, and over half of our shootings involve vehicles. It is a marginally adequate
wounding agent. We have had a number of 9mm shootings over the past couple of years, and if you define a good shooting as one in which the subject stops whatever he was doing when he gets shot, we have yet to have a good one, and we are hitting our adversaries multiple times.
We have shot half a dozen dogs in the past year and have not killed one
yet, although we have run up a significant veteranary bill. The 9mm with proper ammunition is not a bad round. It is just no where near as effective
as the 10mm and 45 offerings and the disparity between it and the larger calibers has remained a constant
throughout all the testing we have done over the past two years."
That quoted, are you sure he's on your side?
So lets get this straight......Incapacitation potential is POOR, terminal performance is EFFECTIVE, and all service calibers WORK using quality ammo. So they're poor but effective and work.
Maybe someone could enlighten the rest of us with definitions to the terms: poor, effective, and work. Sounds like a bunch of rubbish to me.
So you're almost laughing at yourself?
No, not at all, just life and death, no big deal.
You mean for those that want to blow off what Urey Patrick of the FBI FTU said in reguard to the 9mm being woefully inadequate among things that make it less than desireable? Notice that the FBI still doesn't use 9mm.
It's like a friend of mine always says; The 9mm against BGs is akin to using a BB gun to stop a freight train.