Concealed Carry Students
Now that you have
completed your concealed carry training, what
ammunition will you choose?
There is no magic bullet and not all
ammunition is created equal.
WHAT MIGHT YOU EXPECT IF YOU HAVE TO USE YOUR
tested dozens of handgun cartridges in various loadings
using FBI/International Wound Ballistics Association
standards and prepared a class around those results.
This class was originally designed for law enforcement
and related audiences. I have decided to offer a similar
program to concealed carry permit holders and NMSSA
members who could qualify for a concealed carry permit.
The subject of wound ballistics is not well
understood even by many involved in law enforcement. The
news and entertainment media alternately exaggerates or
minimizes the actual power of handguns. Popular
misconceptions exist regarding the actual physiological
effects of handgun bullet wounds and mechanism of wound
In April 1986, FBI agents engaged in a gunfight with
two felons in Miami, Florida. Two agents were killed and
three seriously wounded in the action, which was in part
due to the poor performance of the ammunition used by
some of the agents. As a result, the FBI established new
standards for handgun ammunition performance and a
protocol for ammunition testing.
My class covers aspects of the famous Miami gunfight
and new performance standards established as a result.
Also discussed are the results of my testing, various
problems using a handgun for defense, and wound trauma.
I have tested common cartridges in calibers .22 long
rifle through .45 auto. I am starting to test the new
Speer GoldDot loadings designed for short barrels. The
fired bullets are mounted on display boards and, along
with other materials, are to be viewed by the audience
after the presentation. Substantial time is allotted for
questions and review. The subject is presented in a
manner to be useful to those with limited knowledge of
small arms, as well as those with more experience.
My fee is $25.00 per student. I am willing to travel
if there were a group large enough to make it
BARRY L. HAIGHT
Post Office Box 5134
Silver City, New Mexico 88062
PERSONAL PROTECTION PISTOL RANGE SAFETY