Friday, September 02, 2016

Stopping (four-legged) predators with handguns

Good article, including what bullet design seems best for big stuff:
Nearly every report that I have seen where a handgun was used successfully to stop a large bear the ammunition being used was a flat point hard cast lead bullet or less often a full metal jacket flat nose bullet. Handgun ammunition carried for defense against an attack by a large bear should be capable of 4 to 6 feet of penetration. Typical jacketed hollow point ammunition used for self-defense against human attackers usually penetrates 1 to 1.5 feet which is unsatisfactory in the predator defense role.
Which sounds much like what I've read of going after big stuff in Africa: for the most part solid bullets that won't expand, that can penetrate heavy hide and muscle and bone to reach a vital point.

More of the colleges that let the screamers take over need to suffer this; hurting their pocket seems to be the one thing that really gets their attention.
As predicted, last year’s racial uprising has cost the University of Missouri close to a quarter of its freshmen class, leaving the school worse off than it had initially anticipated.
Awful lot of people looked at that mess and said "You want us to pay that much per year for THIS?", and went somewhere else.

Same thing for male students suing over discrimination and lack of due process: hit the bastards in their money supply, and just maybe they'll start paying attention.

And if the SJW types speak of it, they'll blame just about anything except the gangs and politicians responsible.  Because blaming guns is far easier than actually DOING SOMETHING.
A 24-year-old man was killed and a 23-year-old man was grazed by a bullet in a shooting in the West Lawn neighborhood late Wednesday night, capping off the most violent month in Chicago in 20 years.

Chicago police said there were 90 homicides in August, and a total of 472 people shot in 384 separate attacks. The city has not had that many murders in one month since August 1996.


taminator013 said...

Looks like Elmer Keith was right.......

Jerry The Geek said...

I read an article several years ago profiling a professional hunter in Oregon. His job was to thin the population of Black Bears in areas where they were getting too thick. He had a Ruger Blackhawk in .41 Magnum and a half-dozen hounds.

The dogs would track, find, and distract the bear. The hunter would slide in on the bear's blind side and nail him with a single shot of the magnum.

No mention was made of the bullet, but the .41 WILL shoot through 10" live pine with a hardcast lead bullet ... proved that for myself 20 years ago. Of course, you need to put a couple grains extra into the powder charge ...