Understanding bullet impacts.
Terminal Ballistics – Part I is the first in a two-part series which will begin to conclude the Ballistics Series by introducing the principles within Terminal Ballistics and focus on the various aspects of projectile impacts on target and their immediate effects. Leveraging the key concepts of projectile flight and construction, momentum and kinetic energy introduced earlier in the ballistics series, this article will illuminate some scientific facts in regard to the terminal effect of firearm employment for hunting, law enforcement and personal defense while also debunking some commonly-held myths. In researching this topic, I’ve relied heavily on authoritative sources such as Robert Rinker’s “Understanding Firearm Ballistics, 6th edition,” and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s 1989 report titled “Handgun Wounding Factors and Effectiveness.”
Whether for recreation, competition, training, hunting or personal defense, this ballistic series has focused on the myriad of aspects … Read more »Continue