☆ November 12, 2010
To make things perfectly clear re/the post below, Part IV:
Neither Mike nor I are DIRECTING ANYONE to SHOOT ANYONE in the LEG!
His words are a visceral and accurate description of the .44 Mag. If you shoot someone in the leg with a .22, they will continue moving forward.
Here’s a photo showing the difference. You can see my shot with a .22 pistol next to the Pepsi logo near the center of the can. And then Mike’s shot with a .44 Magnum made the enormous gash. We were standing side by side, about 30′ from the can when we did this. The .22 makes a sharp loud crack when it’s fired, and the can didn’t really move when I shot it. When Mike shot his .44, I felt the boom under my feet. The can flew. This is all to say, the .44 Mag is a beast. It’s to protect oneself against grizzlies. And this happens to be the gun the cops found, loaded, on the stalker when they arrested him.
To reiterate, in stating these comparisons, I’m not advising to shoot the leg. Or to shoot once. Or to shoot at all. I am not advising, period.
Guns are an enormous responsibility and no one should learn technique from a website! That should be done in a safe, hands-on environment with skilled, safety-oriented mentors. I am not giving tactical advice here. OK? OK.