I know that the .25 auto is very much on the weak side, but do you think it's true that they've actually been stopped by a heavy coat?
Air rifles are less powerful, but can still defeat clothing and skin.
Did you mean to say a .25 was used? If not, maybe I should upgrade from my XD 45 Compact.I have seen a crime scene where a .45 was used. The perp shot through the window at point blank range (it was on a balcony at an apartment) and the metal blinds gave enough to stop the rounds between them and the window. Not all the rounds were stoped, I think their was a total of 5-6, but it did stop 2 of them.
I beg to differ that air rifles are less powerful. Some are capable of 1300 fps with a .177 round.
I agree it is plausible that a light factory load would be stopped by a thick wool coat that was loose fitting and thus dissipate the energy of the round to stop penetration.
Yeah. We all saw what the .22 could do in the Reagan shooting. Several people on the floor.Admittedly this is second hand but - A friend that is a retired Sheriff's Officer and his (now ex) wife both had experiences with the aftermath of shootings with a .25 auto. In both cases the person being shot ended up with the bullets just under the skin, where they had been shot. His conclusion was that a .22LR in a three inch barrel is far more effective (and that ain't saying much) than a .25 auto.