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    Quote Originally Posted by vicious_cb View Post
    No, pistol rounds dont blow peoples limbs off. Not even if its a .45 cal.
    Not off, but a hit to bones in the forearm (radius, ulna) may do enough damage to keep a hand from working at all, I'm guessing.

    That's what I'd like to see research about. Does a hit to that area with a FMJ .380 do much less damage than a JHP 124 gr +p 9mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegademiC View Post
    I was told 10mm does this. The person was serious, too.

    Bullets do weird stuff- usually less dramatic than expected. I saw someone shoot a rabbit with a 308 and it left pinholes.
    It did die upon impact.
    One of the weirdest results I ever got messing around with mud testing was with .308. Silver Bear .308 JSP 140 or 145 gr from a G3 clone.

    I fired three rounds at about 25 yds into a small box filled with damp dirt. (not quite mud) The box was only about 16" x 12" x 5" thick. (might have been a box cat litter comes in) I expected a blast of dirt out of the top and spray out of the back. Nope! Nothing! And the bullets didn't even go through the box! I would have thought I'd missed if not for the three holes in the face of the box. When I dug I found small pieces of lead and jacket. The bullets didn't expand I don't think, they simply came apart as if they were made of ice. So weird. I would have expected solid bullets from a .22 rifle to have got through but here .308 did not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ST911 View Post
    I have seen a number of GSWs to extremities from pistols, various bullets and calibers. They mostly look the same from the outside, ranging from mildly interesting to completely unremarkable round entrance and exit wounds. Often, depending on how it happened, there is more visible damage from burns and stippling than the entrance or exit itself. The interesting stuff is inside the wound, in the healing afterward, and what the bullet looks like if can be recovered.
    Most interesting I've personally seen was a g2 RIP to the arm. It did exactly what its advertised to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WS6 View Post
    Most interesting I've personally seen was a g2 RIP to the arm. It did exactly what its advertised to do.
    How much did the trocars penetrate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by C-grunt View Post
    How much did the trocars penetrate?
    It was a .380, several stayed inside, several went several inches to exit.

    It actually looked like it did 100% what it does in their clear gel promotionals.

    The exits looked like pin-pricks. At first I thought they were just spots where blood had dried, but when I cleaned them up, they bled. Xray showed the tale of the remaining trochars and tipped me off to what had occurred.
    Last edited by WS6; 11-09-19 at 06:57.

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