That is more than adequate penetration. I try to keep up with articles about 20 ga. The orientation of the bags at entrance and penetration depths were observed and recorded. With modern loads like the Winchester PDX or plated 00 Buck loads, a bad guy is in for a world of hurt when faced with even the short barreled Taurus Judge. Those shotguns aren't beaters if ya know what I mean But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle. Handgun rounds penetrate interior walls more than bird, buck, and even SLUG in many cases, unless we are talking about a.
The effect of intermediate clothing targets on shotgun ballistics.
An "easily dissuaded" criminal should have been dissuaded by your outer defensive lines. It is very easy to miss your target at shorter distance so regardless of conditions, you need to worry about shot placement even if you have the " dollar weaponlight on your mall ninja shotgun". The fact is that much of the data is fairly straight forward and is governed by simple physics. It is this type of all too common high recoil load most would find painful, hard to manage, and is not recommended for HD applications as a result. The shot pattern is also going to be very small at CQB distances, and it will have great effects on any intruders.
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The best method of bullet testing for effect on living bodies is ballistic gelatin. Reconsider about the Handgun. So, as in most things, it is up to the individual to determine what suits his needs the best. You need to think about chokes, distances, different types of shot-shells, and how to implement using your arm in a real situation. Not that it would be dangerous. The reason is that penetration in gelatin is not the same as penetration in human flesh and bone. Basically leaving me with no way to fire accurately, let alone reload, a rem
A drugged up goblin was shot through the back door and seat of a van he was driving with a 12ga slug. I fired several rounds of Federal 3 inch 4 Buck from a 20 inch barrelled but did not even hit my target or 3x3 foot backer. Patterns good to about 20 yds then starts spreading pretty far. The bottom line is that only brick or concrete provide excellent protection with vinyl and stucco providing little to no protection. Not something you want to get shot with.