Re: Rods and guns

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Posted by Gman on July 30, 1998 at 11:54:13:

In Reply to: Re: Rods and guns posted by Chris England on July 30, 1998 at 08:23:58:

Just yesterday saw a training video of where a man got shot with a .40 Black Talon. He was trying to drown a baby, was mentally unstable big time, and was in water up to his waist in a swamp in Arkansas. The deputy decided to shoot him in the left shoulder, which he did at point blank range with a Talon. Didn't slow the man down immediately or even make him turn the baby loose. The bullet was supposed to mushroom and retain all or most of its weight; it fragmented into hundreds of peices. The man was muscular and apparently no bones were affected.

Can't truse ammo makers' claims on these things. It's a good round, but they're not majic and I would't pay the asking price for them. BTW, they finally managed to save the kid by hitting the man on the head with an oar (they were in a boat) and clawing his eyes and nose from behind so he turned loose of the child. Both survived, so the shot to the shoulder was entirely appropriate, IMO, in that situation, even though it didn't have an immediate effect, it probably slowed him down a bit.

Oh, the fishing in the swamp was pretty well ruined for the rest of the day.

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