Man shoots intruder
March 15th, 2008 @ 6:02pm
(KSL News) Police are commending a man who shot another man who broke into his apartment. It happened near 3800 South 700 West.
Police say the man was jolted out of bed when he heard his door being broken down by Daniel Larson. What Larson didn't know was that the man carried a concealed weapons permit and had a gun.
Gary Keller, with the South Salt Lake Police Department, said, "This is really a story of survival. He retrieved his loaded handgun and met the criminal, or the suspect, in the hallway. He fired one shot center mass and the suspect at that time turned and went over back into the living room."
The man tried to hold Larson while he called police, but Larson jumped out a window. He ran across the street and collapsed in a driveway, where he was caught.
Larson is being held at the hospital, awaiting possible charges.
I'm not so sure about that.apollosmith said:Over-penetration isn't necessarily a bad thing - two holes to leak out of is usually better than one.
I just rewatched the video and I didn't see a dent in the wall, I saw a hole.apollosmith said:They showed where the bullet hit the opposite wall on one of the news channels and it barely made a dent, so I generally think it did the trick.
This is very true. If you will look at the FBI expansion tables you will see that clothed gelatin gets higher penetration for this very reason.XD_EE said:I don't know whether the guy was using FMJ or JHP ammo, but it might be worth while to note that even JHP ammo can go through a person. Hence always know what's beyond your target...
Just because JHP may get plugged and essentially becomes a FMJ, that isn't a very good argument for just shooting FMJ to begin with. I think the only time this might really be an issue is if you're dealing with enough clothing that the velocity and usefulness of a JHP decreases well below that of FMJ.Tarzan1888 said:One of the great problem with JHP is that the holes my become plugged with fabric skin or what ever and then you have a FMJ equivalent. In my estimation a JHP is good if they work, but they don't always work.
Yes, if bullet size is the only thing you're concerned with. But, I think this was recently beat to death in another thread. :lol:An un-expanded .45 is so often better than a fully expanded 9mm.
Since .45 is only 27% larger than 9mm, this is only true if you have a poorly-expanding round. According to this test, an expanded 147 gr 9mm Federal HST was .78" in diameter -- 73% larger than an unexpanded .45. Of course, the expanded .45 HST was .86".Tarzan1888 said:An un-expanded .45 is so often better than a fully expanded 9mm.