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Do you know of an FBI update report for modern bullets? Obviously, they view things differently since they’ve gone to 9mm. Just wondering if they updated the report or just focused on a bullet of choice?


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Do you know of an FBI update report for modern bullets? Obviously, they view things differently since they’ve gone to 9mm. Just wondering if they updated the report or just focused on a bullet of choice?
Yesterday, while locating the above document, I found two others (attached). The 1st one is from an FBI workshop in 1988, justifying the use of the .45ACP round. The 2nd one is from 2014, justifying the switch to 9mm, based on newer ammo. I don't recall the original links, but they weren't hard to find.
 

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Executive Summary cuts to the chase. (Bullet point aren’t converting)

 Caliber debates have existed in law enforcement for decades
 Most of what is “common knowledge” with ammunition and its effects on the human target
are rooted in myth and folklore
 Projectiles are what ultimately wound our adversaries and the projectile needs to be the
basis for the discussion on what “caliber” is best
 In all the major law enforcement calibers there exist projectiles which have a high
likelihood of failing LEO’s in a shooting incident and there are projectiles which have a high
likelihood of succeeding for LEO’s in a shooting incident
 Handgun stopping power is simply a myth
 The single most important factor in effectively wounding a human target is to have
penetration to a scientifically valid depth (FBI uses 12” – 18”)
 LEO’s miss between 70 – 80 percent of the shots fired during a shooting incident
 Contemporary projectiles (since 2007) have dramatically increased the terminal
effectiveness of many premium line law enforcement projectiles (emphasis on the 9mm
Luger offerings)
 9mm Luger now offers select projectiles which are, under identical testing conditions, outperforming most of the premium line .40 S&W and .45 Auto projectiles tested by the FBI
 9mm Luger offers higher magazine capacities, less recoil, lower cost (both in ammunition and wear on the weapons) and higher functional reliability rates (in FBI weapons)
 The majority of FBI shooters are both FASTER in shot strings fired and more ACCURATE with shooting a 9mm Luger vs shooting a .40 S&W (similar sized weapons)
 There is little to no noticeable difference in the wound tracks between premium line law enforcement projectiles from 9mm Luger through the .45 Auto
 Given contemporary bullet construction, LEO’s can field (with proper bullet selection) 9mm Lugers with all of the terminal performance potential of any other law enforcement pistol caliber with none of the disadvantages present with the “larger” calibers


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Owning and having shot many calibers, I can attest to fact that the 9mm is the go to for control and re-acquisition of target.

The only other caliber I would endorse is the .38 Super, although not a "mainstream" caliber, it is both controllable and effective.
 
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