The result of a conversation between friends about teachers carrying firearms to protect students.
"But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow your head clean off, you've gotta ask yourself one question. Do I feel lucky?"
Alright class; If you have three .44 magnum rounds, and you fire 1 of them, what do you get?... 1 dead motherfucker!
Smartass in the back: "Two, if you've done it right!"
But I thought that Magnum rounds aren't really good for going through people. don't they tend to just kind of bounce around in the body (hence why they are so deadly)
There's always a chance of ricochet if a bullet hits bone (velocity plays a huge role there), but what really makes a round deadly is how it's made: FMJ, hollow/flat point, fragmenting, etc. These effect the surface area (for lack of a better word) of the round as it's passing through flesh, muscle, and organs. Typically FMJ will try to go right through your target, fragmenting break up to do the exact opposite, and hollow points are the real shit-fucker-uppers. They mushroom out as they plow through your target.
Ah, I am not too familiar with ballistics of bullets (I just buy the cheapest round available usually). I don't do any game hunting or carry a gun for protection, so it has never really been a big need, but I do know enough about the types. I thought that it was Magnums that tend to wreck the body up more and Semi-Autos tend to go straight through. I own a classic S&W Model 19 (.357 Magnum Revolver) and I only really use it to target shoot. The last time I went out I was firing Soft-Jacketed .38 Specials.
I only target shoot myself, but I plan to carry as soon as the state gets around to sorting the system out. When you get right down to it, if you shoot straight, anything should do the job. Gun junkies like me spend our excessive hours studying the science behind it, which gets really frigging confusing.