Re: The Tooth that Saved a Soldier's Life
- From: Lawrence Glickman <Lawrence_Glickman@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 00:33:57 -0500
On Tue, 16 Aug 2005 05:16:24 +0000 (UTC), nospam4me@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Lawrence Glickman <Lawrence_Glickman@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> If this story is true, I'm amazed that the bullet was stopped in the
>> oral cavity / sinus cavity and didn't proceed further along into the
>> brain. Then again, a glancing blow to the skull, which is quite
>> >thick< by design, and it isn't penetrated. If you want entry into
>> the skull with a *marginal* round, make the shot perpendicular to the
>I betchya that was an "underpressure" round - I have a gut feeling that
>ammo degrades in strength if it's stored for a long time in the kind of
>heat found in Iraq.
>If the story is true = that soldier is one lucky SOB!
The funny thing is this...
the 9mm is known for OVER penetration. In fact, a lot of PD's are
switching BACK to 9mm from the .40 and 10 mm's they're using now. Why
TF? I dunno.
I would have thought a 9mm would completely go THROUGH the face of the
human, glancing off the bottom of the skull, and taking out cervical
vertebrae in the process of exiting at the base of the skull.
I bet if I pulled that *trick* on ANY human, that would be the result.
So, something went wrong. Degraded ammo is high on the list of
possibilities now that you mention it. Heat -does- degrade
propellant. There really isn't any other explanation other than yours
that makes any sense. A Normal 9mm is going to pass right through,
unless it is a hollowpoint, enters the skull/cranial cavity,
disintegrates, and bounces around as fragments until the bits come to
rest. In which case, victim is doornail dead right then and there.
Stopping this bullet with a tooth...must have been crap ammo. Like
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