placing this link here because it details the effects of various handgun rounds in real life shootings as recounted over several pages of the thread by an experienced crime scene investigator with extensive notes on autopsy findings. human anatomy and it's vulnerability is discussed in detail.

the results he describes will probably impact your perceptions of the utility of your handgun in self defense situations. this thread is a must read for those who are interested in what happens after your bullet enters the bad guy. not my writing, but in agreement with my own study and opinions.

performance of various types of ammunition in various calibers is discussed, and should be considered when selecting a carry weapon and ammo, with an understanding of their realistic terminal performance expectations. be sure to read the entire thread, as the writer's comments continue for several pages.