A year has passed since the rumors broke in the news, and it looks like the rumors were true. If we believe that the FBI has one of the best ballistics labs in the world, including some of the best ballistician researchers [that means people with doctorate degrees who are expert at design of experiments, control of variables, and data analysis using advanced math/statistics], then we should find their latest report of great interest.
If you are a flat earther, and love old curmudgeon "wisdom", you will not like the basis upon which the FBI is making their change.
Without belaboring the points of their research, you can google the subject, and read it for yourself. BUT suffice to say THEY claim the modern 9mm ammo does as well or better than 40 S&W or 45 ACP in terms of penetration [ 12 to 18 inches] and importantly is much more economical to shoot. They also state wound cavitation is much less important than penetration. Just as important, they found on shootout simulations, that agents who missed 70 to 80% with 40 S&W or 45 ACP, significantly improved their hit performances with the easier to handle 9mm.
So there it is---no input from the Armed Forces as yet.
Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
1 year 36 weeks ago, 8:18 AM