Reply to "FBI 9mm Shift"

Miami was an anomaly, the exception that proved the rule.  The analysis and breakdowns that I've read essentially said that the 9mm Silvertip performed as expected, Platt had a mortal wound when he got out of the vehicle.  Blaming the caliber was a scapegoat rather than racking it up to a problem with the fact that they had poor tactics and planning and were going up against a rifle with handguns.  And the biggie, dedicated opponents.  Platt was a combat veteran from Vietnam (US Army) and Matix was a former Marine and US Army Military Police. 

 

You could as easily place the blame on military veterans.  Or after the N. Hollywood bank robbery/shootout, decide that the police need full auto 7.62x51 rifles with armor piercing ammo at all times.

 

And as was said in the prior post, bullet design has come a long way since 1986.

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Mark

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