Posted by Hazel Stone | Filed under Shooting Sports
Our pal MRS recommended a book to us some time back, called Monster Hunter International. It’s a good yarn, reminiscent of the defunct Bureau 13 books by Nick Pollotta, and it turns out the author, Larry Correia (who is also a gun dealer), has a blog. Today’s post is a Quoter:
In my last CCW class, I had somebody talk about the famous “Marshall & Sanow One Shot Stop Statistics” and about how this student was going to use a 97% round instead of a 92% round.
Okay, if you aren’t familiar with these, basically these two guys, Marshall & Sanow, supposedly looked at a ton of actual shootings, where people had been shot once in the torso with a bullet, and then they measured what percentage of those resulted in an immediate stop, i.e. immediate cessation of hostile action.
Read, as they say, the entire thing. (Be sure to avoid liquid refreshment whilst reading the bit about the two hypothetical case studies, though.) And then, those who yet disparage my choice of a .380 Walther PPK/S as my personal protection piece can come back here and kiss my lily white arse, because:
And then my personal favorite, they disregard multiple shots. Because if you shoot the guy twice, then that doesn’t count. I don’t know about you guys, but anybody worth shooting is worth shooting five to seven times. I’m not going to shoot the guy once, and then wait around to see what percentile he falls into. My gun is going to sound like a friggin’ jackhammer until he decides to leave me the hell alone.
By the way, my CCW license came in the mail yesterday.