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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 FIREARM?

    I have 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 trauma.

    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 economically feasible.
 

BARRY L. HAIGHT
BALLISTICS
Post Office Box 5134
Silver City, New Mexico 88062
505-534-4217

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