Handgun Wounding Factors and Effectiveness


Here is a very informative  PDF of the FBI fire arms training  unit.


Fbi Hwfe


  1. This report was always not bad but the most ‘street proven’ cartridges do not penetrate as much as this report recommends (125 grain jhp 357 and 115 grain jhp 9mm +p+). Further CNS (nervous system) hits have faster affects than hits to the vascular system, this is well known.

    In one of Massad Ayoobs classes we shot and ‘autopsied’ hogs, tissue damage from handgun rounds extended sometimes 3 inches from the bullet path. There was often dramatic affect to tissue never touched by the bullets.

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