stopping power


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Forensics Gunshot wound trauma incapacitation A popular term referring to the alleged ability of one or more bullets to stop an intruder, a charging animal, etc.
Imaging The density of a tissue reflected in an image’s whiteness; white tissues—e.g., bone—have the greatest stopping power
Radiation oncology The ability of a material to stop ionising radiation; alpha particles are stopped by a piece of paper, gamma radiation by thick lead shielding

stopping power

Radiation oncology The ability of a material to stop ionizing radiation; alpha paticles are stopped by a piece of paper, gamma radiation by thick lead shielding Radiology The density of a tissue reflected in an image's whiteness; white tissues–eg, bone have the greatest SP
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A central nervous system hit is needed with a handgun bullet for instant incapacitation or "stopping power," if you will, to take place.
Stopping power is also increased with larger brake discs.
Does this shot cause greater damage and stopping power? Should I reduce my draw weight or should I keep my setup how it is and hope for pass-throughs?
A new system which gives almost double the stopping power of conventional brakes has been recognised as the most outstanding technical achievement in the automotive field this year.
Well Lawrence, aside from the fact Mas wrote about the history of the design, modifications, competitor's models, handling, accuracy, stopping power, safety features, trigger pull, ergonomics, shooter impressions, magazine problems, general reliability, shooting characteristics, holster ideas and how the 9mm is a good option for older shooters; I guess you're right--he didn't hardly say anything.
It comes with traction control and brake assist, which help to keep the car on an even keel, and to aid its prodigious stopping power. It gets a six-speed shift, uprated suspension and brakes, 16-inch alloys, trendy red instrumentation, carbon-fibre trim, and sports seats, with a price tag of pounds 15,495.
"The dominant black background of the new Angus ads has stopping power," he explains.
You'll also want to check out Delta's new Treestand Buck, which comes with a large vital uniquely angled for extra arrow stopping power with treestand shots.
And powerful new brakes are fitted to add to stopping power.
He indicates a 9mm, .40 and .45 ACP all have the same stopping power. I realize it would be difficult to take hundreds of cases to come to a conclusion, but here's what I think.
One night we stood under an overhang while it poured rain and he discussed the whole "stopping power" debate.
One of the problems affecting vehicle stopping power is the gradual reduction in braking efficiency as the brakes heat up excessively during use.