The FBI is Going 9mm: Here Comes the Science

After the Miami Shootout in 1986, the FBI invented modern ammunition testing and led the law-enforcement movement to .40 caliber. The FBI is very conservative, and has one of the best ballistics labs in the world. With the amazing 21st-century advances in ammunition technology, many people have advocated a move back to 9mm. Recently, the [...]

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URI Conducts Ballistic Tests of Commonly Available Steel

Ever wonder if there is any commonly available steel that would be good to use for ballistic protection? If so, we could use the steel in walls, doors, safe rooms and autos to protect against small arms threats. I wanted to find out, so we conducted this non-scientific test which produced some surprising results. Results [...]

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Gun-mounted flashlights linked to accidental shootings

Ronny Flanagan took pride in  his record as a police officer in Plano, Texas. He had an incident-free career. He took  safety training regularly. He was known at the range as a very good shot. Yet he killed a man  when he was simply trying to press a flashlight switch mounted beneath the trigger on [...]

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