CBS News’ 60 Minutes did a report on the AR-15 rifle Sunday night and discovered that the rifle is more powerful than a handgun....
OMG!! Who COULD have guessed?? Do Teh Russians know this?
...[University of Southern California researcher] Cynthia Bir...explained videoing a “9 millimeter bullet from a handgun…in slow motion.” She talked of shooting ballistic gel with the 9mm, saying, “The handgun bullet traveled about 800 miles an hour…[and] sliced nearly straight all the way through the gel.”...But that's nothin' compared to the ferocious super-powers of the AR-15! Nothin!!!
“[It traveled] three times faster and struck with more than twice the force. The shockwave of the AR-15 bullet blasted a large cavity in the gel unlike the bullet from the handgun.”Doh.
Our trusty correspondent AWR Hawkins has some observations on the matter. As a side-note, the .30-06 is a very handy tool to have around the house.