AMMUNITION FOR THE SELF-DEFENSE FIREARM
Opinion by AnonymousPreface by Chuck Hawks
I decided to reproduce this rather long piece here partly because it isclearly the author's desire that it be widely disseminated. Another part isthat it makes interesting reading, and I enjoy a good read as much asanyone. Although the author has some strong opinions, they areinformed opinions, and worthy of careful consideration. Actually, I havean idea about the identity of "Anonymous," which is another reason thispiece appears here, but it is the author's desire to remain anonymous,and in any case I could be wrong, so I have made no attempt to confirmmy suspicion. Enjoy
Ammunition For The Self-Defense Firearm
This is a guide to help you select the best ammunition for yourdefensive firearm. Most of these opinions are based upon the work ofMassad Ayoob, Evan Marshall and Ed Sanow, police officers who haveextensively studied the issue of firearms, ammunition and stoppingpower. I refer all interested parties to the excellent series by Ayoob ('Inthe Gravest Extreme, 'Stressfire,' 'The Semi-Automatic Pistol in PoliceService and Self-Defense', 'Stressfire II: Advanced Combat Shotgun')and the comprehensive book 'Stopping Power' by Marshall and Sanow.In particular, it cannot be stressed too heavily that all gun owners shouldown a copy of 'In the Gravest Extreme' and re-read it periodically. Onceyou have read it you will understand why. Buy it. (The Ayoob titles- andother items like Cor-Bon ammunition and Spyderco 'Clipit' folding knives- are available mail order ($9.95@ and $3.95 shipping and handling)from "Police Bookshelf," P.O. Box 122, Concord NH 03302; telephone #1-800-624-9049. American Express, VISA, Mastercard, and Discovercards gladly accepted. Order today - you will be grateful.)These three policemen are the world's foremost authorities on choosingammunition for real-world defensive use. Their views are based onexhaustive review of thousands of police and civilian shooting incidents,autopsies, and ballistic tests.