|Handgun Stopping Power:
Sizing Up Your Options
Handgun stopping power refers to the ability to incapacitate a target. There are many factors used to determine stopping power, such as caliber, bullet weight and velocity, but studies have shown that every caliber is capable of one-shot stops in the right situation. The author fired 100 handgun loads to measure velocity, penetration and expansion to help shooters choose the best self-defense round for their purposes. Want to know how your favorite caliber fared? Check out the results.
With the availability of ultra-compact handguns in self-defense calibers, pocket carry is becoming increasingly more popular. The advantages of pocket carry include a fairly quick draw, ease of carry and inexpensive holster options. Learn the benefits of pocket carry, including how to draw from the pocket and why the author likes pocket holsters during certain parts of the year.
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