Handgun Stopping Power: The Definitive Study Paperback – January 1, 1992
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About the Author
Cpl. Ed Sanow is the senior reserve deputy and a 14-year veteran with the Benton County, Indiana, Sheriff's Department. He is a Team Leader with the Benton County Multiagency Response Team and the field training officer for the reserve force. Sanow is the author of more than 1,000 articles on ammunition and stopping power. In October 2000, he became the editor of Law and Order magazine
- Publisher : Paladin Press; First Edition (January 1, 1992)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 240 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0873646533
- ISBN-13 : 978-0873646536
- Item Weight : 2.13 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.75 x 0.75 x 11.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,857,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I'm writing this review because the negative reviews here ... well silly. The book offers facts and statistics, one of the issues with gun ownership is that once you buy a gun for personal defense you are SURE in your heart you made the right choice. ANYONE who questions that decision must be an idiot. The fact is the reason there are SO many types of guns is that no one meets ALL your needs or everyone's needs.
The books discussions on .32 and Silvertips was interesting, and alone is reason to buy the book.
Lots of things effect how and why a shot incapacitates a person. This book offers solid information and unbiased opinion. It is a good tool for any gun owner interested in making a personal decision for a gun for their own use.
However, it could use a better physical book binding. It's low cost is due to paperback form and since it may be a reference material I'm of the opinion, the binding should be more ridged.
It doesn't fall into the trap of pure modelling, indeed it highlights when such modelling goes wrong. Instead the writers investigate actual shootings to see what effect bullets have in real world use.
Some of the results may surprise, the 357 Magnum trumping its big brother, and the 9mm being a pretty good cartridge after all.
All in all I recommend this book for people who want the complete story on handgun stopping power.